Safer Artistic Spaces
This workshop is an adapted version of our Safer Bars and Spaces training with a focus on creative and live music spaces. We provide evidence based and holistic approaches to creating safer spaces for diverse groups of people and artists. We will explore the idea of creating culturally safer spaces through de-colonized approaches and feminist discussions. This workshop will come with a manual similar to our Safer Bars and Spaces but with adapted content.
Bystander Intervention tools + techniques
This is an interactive and tool based workshop that will help participants develop their skills in intervening and de-escalating potential harmful situations. We will help you evaluate risks and make safer and more accessible choices while helping you get from a bystander to an empowered bystander. We use a variety of techniques to ensure equity and dignity when approaching diverse groups and needs. This workshop comes with a workbook.
Anti-Oppression + Inclusion Training
This workshop teaches the fundamentals of anti-oppressive practices and helps us explore and understand how bias and social norms can create toxic work environments and spaces. We will work to dismantle and unlearn unhealthy behaviors and beliefs through self reflection practices, group discussion and team building exercises. This workshop will provide groups an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to create inclusive spaces.
Anti-Harassment Lead Training
What do you say when a staff or community member disclosures you they have been sexually assaulted or harassed? How do you know what is best for the survivor and for your space? This class will help people understand the impacts of sexual violence and harassment and build their personal skills to support survivors during or after they have disclosed harm. This is a great class for spaces, groups and for people appointed as their workplace anti-harassment office or lead.
We wrap up this workshop survivor supports and community resources that will help us understand and believe survivors. Handouts are provided with this workshop.
Community Accountability & Safety
This workshop explores what safety looks like for us personally and in our communities. We will discuss through intersectional frameworks how toxic power dynamics and oppression happen every for marginalized people and we will provide an integrated approach to challenging these dynamics. There is an opportunity for group discussions around accountability and we provide you with accountability tools. We do not believe in participating in conflict but we do believe in communicating and accountability as resolutions or processes to conflicts or harm.
Consent: What we were never taught
96% of Canadians think that sexual activity should be consensual, however only 28% of Canadians know what consent looks like. Consent education has been overlooked as a crucial component to ending gender based/sexual violence. When we understand how to set boundaries, respect and actively listen to one another and practice enthusiastic consent, we are creating cultures of consent that offer safer opportunities and experiences for all people. Handouts are provided with this workshop.