At Capilano University, part of our commitment to preventing sexual violence is providing education and training opportunities for members of the University.
We believe this education will enhance awareness and understanding of sexual violence, knowledge of how to respond in a trauma-informed way, where to go to receive support and how to play an active role in creating a culture of care and consent.
Our educational resources cover topics such as healthy relationships and boundaries, safer sex, responding to disclosures and supporting survivors, trauma-informed approaches to sexual violence response and information about the CapU Sexual Violence Policy and associated services.
CapU Safer Campuses for Everyone (online module)
If you are new to the topic of sexual violence within a Canadian context, uncertain about how to support a survivor or unfamiliar with CapU resources, this training is for you! This 60-75 minute, self-paced module teaches participants about preventing and responding to sexual violence and covers the following topics:
- The meaning and impact of sexual violence
- Components of consent and its importance in all relationships
- How to intervene to prevent sexual violence
- On and off-campus sexual violence supports and other resources.
Self-enroll at one of the following links using the code: capu2023
Sexy Sex Education with samantha bitty
Part of creating a culture of consent is making sure people have access to sex education so they can make informed decisions about how to approach their sexual health and relationships.
All members of the CapU community can learn more about a variety of sexual health-related topics by watching the Sexy Sexual Health Education series on the CapU Student Life YouTube channel.
This series was created by samantha bitty — sexual health and consent educator — whose work is rooted in pleasure, anti-racism and disability justice and is affirming to folks across the gender/sexuality spectrum and survivors of gender-based violence.
Student Affairs offers three annual educational series, open to all members of the University community, to increase understanding and awareness of sexual violence, the colonial roots of rape culture and how to take an active role in creating a culture of consent. These series also offer unique engagement activities and social events to foster connection, community and healing.
- Consent Week (October)
- Sexual Violence Awareness Month (January)
- Consent Week (May)
Workshops and Trainings (Virtual and In-Person)
Most of our workshops and training are organized in close partnership with CapU Faculties and Departments. When possible, the educational sessions we offer are scheduled annually and tailored to our audiences' needs. If you would like to request a virtual or in-person session, please email email@example.com.
Please note that we require a minimum of four weeks' notice for all workshop and training requests and may be unable to accommodate requests during peak times.