Join us on September 9, 2021, for our annual Orientation Consent Day!
All members of the Laurentian community have a role to play in preventing sexual violence on our campus and supporting those affected by it. Whether you are a student, student leader, faculty member or staff, your involvement and engagement are crucial.
Stop in to visit our community partner booths in the Atrium to learn more about sexual and gender-based violence and the supports and services available to those who are affected.
In the afternoon, we are hosting workshops facilitated by Centre Victoria pour femmes, Greater Sudbury Police Services and Sudbury and Area Victim Services on topics related to sexual violence and human trafficking.
Community members can support and participate in our virtual event in the following ways:
- Use the Consent is Simple #iask Zoom background for the day
- Use the backgrounds on your social media accounts for the day
- Attend sessions that are being offered (See schedule of events below)
Win a $100 Amazon gift card!
One ballot for the $100 Amazon gift card will be awarded to students for every event in which they participate. (Participants must sign in to be entered into the draw.)
See the full schedule here:
September 9, 2021
- 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. – Community Partner Booths, Atrium
“Consent is like Tea” Video Watch Party
- 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – Centre Victoria pour femmes “Agression sexuelle et le consentement”; ELC (Fraser, 3rd floor) and Zoom.
- 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. – GSPS “Sexual Assault Online Reporting”; Alumni Hall (Fraser, 2nd floor) and Zoom
- 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. – SAVS “Human Trafficking”; ELC (Fraser, 3rd floor) and Zoom
To engage in the conversation, you can support and participate in Consent Day in the following ways:
- Take note of the Draw-the-Line posters on campus and engage your peers in conversations about sexual violence and consent.
- Participate in the conversations on social media – we will be posting various Draw-the-Line scenarios highlighting ways that YOU can draw the line.
- Like, comment on, and share the Draw the Line posts on our social media to help us get the message out.
- Use #IAsk, #jedemande, #Drawtheline, #traçonsleslimites in your social media posts.
- Spread the news! We need your help to achieve a consent culture on campus.
- Attend our planned events (see schedule here).
- Watch the “Consent is like tea” video.
- Learn more about how to become an Upstander. (See the EDHRO office for more details.)
- Use the “Consent is Simple” “Le consentement est simple” #IAsk #jedemande Zoom background all day on September 9.
- Join our team! The Consent is Simple Action Team is recruiting new student members who are as passionate about creating a consent culture as they are. (See the EDHRO office for more details.)
Consent refers to an active, direct, voluntary, and conscious choice and agreement to engage in any sexual activity by a person capable of consenting. Consent can be revoked at any time and cannot be assumed nor implied. These elements of consent must be emphasized. It is not acceptable for a person who is said to have engaged in sexual violence to use their own consumption of alcohol or drugs as an excuse for their mistaken belief that there was consent.
For further clarity, consent:
- Cannot be given by silence or the absence of a “no”;
- Cannot be given by an individual who is incapable of consenting due to intoxication by alcohol or drugs;
- Cannot be obtained through threats or coercion;
- Cannot be given if the person who is said to have engaged in sexual violence has abused a position of trust, power or authority; and
- Might not be given properly if an individual has a disability that limits them or their verbal or physical means of interaction. In these instances, it has to be determined how consent will be established.
"Sexual violence" means any act of a sexual nature or directed at a person’s sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened, or attempted against a person without that person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.
Consent is Simple! Let’s work together at creating a safe campus for all!
This training is designed to support all employees of universities and colleges in Ontario to respond supportively and effectively to disclosures of sexual violence.
Please note that this training is not yet available in French as it is currently in the process of
being translated. However, there are online materials available in French through l’Institut de
formation en matière de violence faite aux femmes.
For in person sessions in French on the subject of disclosures, contact the EDHRO at: firstname.lastname@example.org