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Creating Consent Culture

December 4, 2023 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm

Educational Workshop led by Certified Sexual Health Educator Hillary Mcleod.

Held at the WCRS Tofino office office. Light snacks and refreshments provided. Open to adults and youth 16+.

Consent culture is an active protest, which seeks to combat and dismantle the sexual violence and abuse perpetuated by rape culture. What is consent anyways? This workshop will explore definitions and experiences of consent to ultimately clarify what consent is and how it can change and grow within our relationships. Discussions will consider the role of consent in our everyday lives and explore ways in which we as individuals can participate in the continued creation of a culture of consent within our community. The intention of this workshop is to provide further education and support in normalizing consent within our community to ultimately inspire relationships built upon respect, communication, and safety. 

Workshop Overview:

  • Introduction- Brief description of myself and purpose.
  • Why Consent?- Definitions of rape culture and statistics regarding sexual assault and violence.                                      
  • Defining Consent- What does consent look, sound and feel like? 
  • Exploring diverse experiences and examples of consent.
  • Creating a culture of Consent- Discussion of different ways of supporting and advocating for consent culture in our community and relationships.
  • Resources and support- workbook will be included with workshop participation.
  • Pre-registration is encouraged – Call WCRS staff Liza at 250 726 5104.
  • Drop in attendance will also be welcome.

Note about Hillary’s teaching perspective:

“I teach from a trauma informed and sex positive perspective recognizing that consensual sexuality in all its diverse forms is a natural, healthy and enriching part of the human experience. My hope is to foster spaces of understanding and empathy, which promote curiosity and empower individuals to make decisions about and for their bodies that are right and healthy for them.”

*It is Hillary’s intention to make this a safe space for all attendees, noting a trigger warning as topics of sexual assault and abuse will be discussed*

Westcoast Community Resources Society (WCRS)

WCRS Tofino Office (Alley Entrance)

110 Second Street
Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada
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