Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

3 Ways to Take Action for Consent Action Week 2024

Consent Action Week is an educational initiative held during the last week of January at universities across Ontario. The week is an opportunity for campus communities to create a dialogue about consent, pleasure, relationships and increase understanding of sexual violence. It’s also an opportunity to raise awareness of both on and off-campus services. The Ontario University Sexual Violence Network created Consent Action Week.

Here are 3 ways you can take action for Consent Action Week:

Create Consensual Connections with Crafternoon Tea

Meaningful, sustainable action towards a consent culture doesn’t happen alone. Communities of care help us get the rest and support we need. Find like-minded individuals on-campus by joining our tri-campus Crafternoon Tea sessions. Share and learn from each other over snacks, hot drinks, and mindful crafting.

Learn and Reflect with Restorative Reading

Join us on Thursday, January 25, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. ET for a poetic reading and author chat. This evening will be a chance for students, staff, and faculty across all of the organizing institutions to discuss care, pleasure, joy, and consent on our campuses and beyond.

Navigate Your Healing Journey with this Session on Intergenerational Trauma

An important part of building a culture of consent is focusing on our own healing so that we can be the very best partners, friends, and parents that we can possibly be. Commit to working on your relationship with intergenerational trauma in this closed, virtual session for survivors of sexual violence in February. Remember – self-improvement doesn’t happen overnight! It’s a great idea to spread-out your consent action over the weeks and months ahead.