Sexual Violence Prevention, Response and Resources

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"We are committed to maintaining a healthy and safe learning, living, social, recreational and working environment. This means maintaining a campus free of discrimination and harassment, and striving to foster an atmosphere of healthy attitudes and behaviours towards sexuality, sex and gender roles."

-George Brown College President Anne Sado

What is sexual violence?

What can I do about it?

If you've experienced sexual violence

Resources for survivors of sexual violence

What is sexual violence?

 

Sexual violence is a broad term used to describe any violence, physical or psychological, carried out by sexual means or by targeting sexuality. It includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, degrading sexual imagery or communications and cyber harassment.

You can read George Brown College's Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy and Protocol for more information.

What can I do about it?

Understand consent

Sexual activity without consent is sexual assault. Here are some points on consent, courtesy the Ontario Women's DirectorateOpen New Browser Window:

  • Consent is never assumed or implied
  • Silence or the absence of "no" is not consent
  • Consent cannot be given if a victim is impaired by alcohol or drugs or is unconscious
  • Consent cannot be obtained through threats or coercion
  • Consent can be revoked at any time
  • Consent cannot be obtained if the perpetrator abuses a position of trust, power or authority
 

Draw the Line

The Draw The Line Open New Browser Window interactive campaign aims to engage people in a dialogue about sexual violence. The campaign challenges common myths about sexual violence and equips bystanders with information on how to intervene safely and effectively.

Draw the Line campaign poster
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If you've experienced sexual violence

Resources for survivors of sexual assault