Educational resources

Below you will find educational resources that can help you to build your understanding and knowledge of various topics such as consent, gender-based violence, technology-facilitated violence, responding to disclosures, and more!

Resources for Students


How Consent is More Than Just a Question and an Answer | Cheryl Bradshaw | TEDxQueensU
How Do You Know if Someone Wants to Have Sex with You? | Planned Parenthood Video
When Someone Definitely Wants to Have Sex | Planned Parenthood Video
When Someone Isn’t Quite Sure If They Want to Have Sex | Planned Parenthood Video
When Someone Doesn’t Want to Have Sex: What is Consent? | Planned Parenthood Video
Consent and Refusal are not the only talking points in Sex | Rebecca Kukla | Essay 
Why Consent & Pleasure Go Hand-In-Hand | Farrah Khan
Drag Race Contestants talk about Consent at Drag Shows | Pop Sugar
Yes, Consent applies to Asexual People too | The Consent Workshop
Adam Sandler, Anti-Blackness, and Safer Sex | Lydia Collins 

Sexual Assault 

Ride-Sharing Sexual Assault Safety Guide |Cutter Law
Ontario Human Rights Commission: Sexual and gender-based harassment: know your rights
Ontario Human Rights Commission: Policy on Preventing Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment
Ontario Human Rights Commission: Sexual Harassment in Employment
Assembly of First Nations: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Ending Violence
National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Reclaiming Power and Place: The Final Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Their Voices will Guide Us: An education initiative of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
Issue 7: Violence Against Women with Disabilities and Deaf Women
A Better Man (film): Resources
Western University: Issue 12 - Intimate Partner Violence in Rainbow Communities
Violence Against Newcomer Women With Disabilities
Steps Men Can Take To End Violence Against Women
Forced and Coerced Sterilization of Persons in Canada
Federal Pathway to Address Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People
The Gehl Report: Indigenous Women and Girls with Disabilities and Gender-Based Violence
The Value of Intersectionality in Understanding Violence Against Women and Girls
Examining the Intersections of Anti-Asian Racism and Gender-Based Violence in Canada

Sex Trafficking

Sex Trafficking 101 |SACHA

2SLGBTQIA+ communities

Policy on discrimination and harassment because of sexual orientation
Violence Against Trans and Non-Binary People
Trans Canadians Of Colour Face Increased Violence: National Research

Bystander Intervention

Draw the Line: The Party 

Technology-Facilitated Violence

Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance Policy Paper
Technology-Facilitated Gender-Based Violence: An Overview 

National Frameworks & Action Plans

Developing a National draft Framework to Address and Prevent Gender-Based Violence at Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada - Courage to Act
Our Turn Action Plan - A National, Student-Led Action Plan to End Campus Sexual Violence

Trauma- and Violence-Informed Practices & Approaches

2SLGBTQ+ Inclusive Trauma-Informed Care
Intersectionality and Gender-Based Violence
Issue 32: Trauma- and Violence-Informed Interview Strategies in Work with Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
Five Reasons Why We Need Trauma-Informed Intersectional Analysis in Public & Patient Engagement
Trauma- & Violence-Informed Care: Prioritizing Safety for Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
Principles of Trauma- and Violence-Informed Care (TVIC)
Trauma- & Violence-Informed Care (TVIC): A Tool to Support Safe Service Interactions
Trauma- & Violence-Informed Care (TVIC): A Tool for Educators & Schools
Trauma Walk-Through: An Exercise for Educators
Preventing, Recognizing & Addressing Vicarious Trauma: A Tool for Educators and Schools
Opinion: When students request accommodations, believe them: How intersectional mental health strategies can help us support one another
Teaching During a Pandemic: A Model for Trauma-Informed Education and Administration
Complex Trauma and Intersectionality Panel
The Trauma-informed Equity-minded Asset-based Model (TEAM): The six R’s for social justice-oriented educators

Resources for Staff

Access a list of training opportunities and helpful websites on our Staff Training webpage.

Contact the consent [at] (subject: Responding%20to%20Disclosures%20Workshop) (Student Rights and Responsibilities Office) if you're interested in booking a staff training about Responding to Student Disclosures of Gender-Based Violence.

Books, Articles & Blogs

Root, J. & Godderis, R. (2016) Instructor Strategies for Responding to Disclosures of Gender-Based Violence on Campus. The Canadian Journal of Action Research, Vol 17 No 3. Available online. 

Perreault-Laird, J., Paak, M., & Godderis, R (2020) Remote teaching and technology-facilitated gender-based and sexual violence. Retrieved online from the Academic Matters website. 

Burczycka, M. (2019) Students' experiences of unwanted sexualized behaviours and sexual assault at postsecondary schools in the Canadian provinces. Canadian Centre for Justice and Community Safety Statistics. Retrieved online from the Statistics Canada website.