GBSV Programming & Workshops


Programming and Workshops


Many of these workshops are intended for all audiences including students, faculty and staff, and each can be customized to your specific audience’s unique needs. All workshops include foundational knowledge about GBSV, consent and Western’s policy on GBSV. Groups are expected to complete GBSV Response and Prevention Training beforehand to ensure all participants have a shared knowledge about GBSV.

Upstander/ Bystander Intervention Workshop

This workshop allows participants to learn about the impacts of gender-based and sexual violence on individuals and communities and learn how to safely apply Upstander intervention skills to intervene in situations of gender-based and sexual violence.

Responding to Disclosure Policy Workshop

This workshop is designed to educate participants on Western's Policy on Gender-Based and Sexual Violence and Notification of Disclosure Protocol and their roles and responsibilities for receiving and reporting a disclosure.

Pre-Departure/Post Experience Workshop

This online workshop is designed for all Western students participating in University sanctioned international experiences (offered through Western International). The Gender Norms and Sexual Violence module of this training is intended to create awareness, critical thinking, and discussion around cultural gender norms and how these can contribute to the perpetuation of sexual violence. This online workshop can further be supplemented by an in-person, skill-building component where students can explore gender norms, consent, and bystander interventions in greater depth.

Customized GBSV Workshops

For customized GBSV workshops, please fill out this form with your information and a member of the GBSV Education Team will follow up.

Past trainings have included: Power Dynamics in Professional Programs, Professional Practices in Kinesiology, GBSV for Future Medical Professionals, Healthy Sexuality in Residence, Upstander Training for Graduate Students, Allies on Campus, Sex-Positive Parenting, and Locker Room Talk.



Man|Made is an exciting 5 session discussion group program, facilitated by Anova, designed for men to help them find their voice and use it to create change for themselves and their community. Find out more about Man|Made.

Trauma Informed Yoga (offered in partnership with Fanshawe College)

This hourlong class is taught by Katlin Robinson, who is known as being a CIAYT certified yoga therapist and an ERYT200 / RYT500 yoga teacher. The class provides a space for participants to (re)connect and be safely present with their bodies and breath. Sign up by emailing

Wen-Do (offered in partnership with Fanshawe College)

Wen-Do is a program designed for women by women. Techniques are designed for women of all ages, sizes, and abilities. A combination of discussion, with practical physical skills results in an integration of mental and physical preparedness. During two jam-packed sessions, you will feel more confident, secure, and protected in your day-to-day, and you will be connected with additional services including counselling, hotlines, police, and martial arts classes. To join the waitlist for upcoming sessions, please email

ReSHAPING Locker Room Talk

Different from structured training on gender-based and sexual violence, this program facilitates ongoing discussion that engages student athletes in exploring topics vital to them as they relate to gender-based and sexual violence. The discussion opens space for honest dialogue and planning on how they can reshape locker room talk and its environment to create safer spaces and prevent gender-based and sexual violence.

The Body Project

Coming soon!

The Body Project is a group-based intervention that provides a forum for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages them in the development of healthy body image through verbal, 1 written, and behavioral exercises. The Body Project was developed by researchers at Stanford University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Oregon Research Institute, and has been delivered to over one million young women around the world.

If you would like more information, please email

EAAA/ Flip the Script

Coming soon!

The EAAA sexual assault resistance education program is a 12-hour small-group, empirically based intervention program designed specifically for first year university female-identified students.

If you would like more information, please email

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