Events/Workshops

The Centre will be hosting events/workshops throughout the year and we hope to engage and connect with our community. If you are interested in having us at an event, please feel free to email us at thecentre@yorku.ca

Please see a list of events/outreach tabling we will be hosting or present at throughout the year. Please contact the Centre regarding these Programs for further information.

1) Self-Care is not Selfish Series: Belly Dancing Class with Shaila-First date: Thursday October 18, 2018 5pm to 6:15pm and Second date: Thursday November 8 12pm to 1pm (201 Accolade East). This workshop focuses on key foundational movement practices inherent in belly dance traditions that are designed for resourcing and self-soothing tools for stress and anxiety. This trauma-informed workshop series is designed to explore a safer space for self-exploration around the pleasure of movement. Through belly dance framework it can be used as mindful tool to help us quieten the mind through gentle wave-work allowing an inner exploration and self-discovery.Please email: prinkas@yorku.ca to register for your spot as there are limited spots.

2) Self-Care is not Selfish Series: Art Therapy Group for Survivors of Sexual Violence Monday October 15, and every following Monday for 8 weeks until Monday December 3, 2018. The Art Therapy program explores the impact of trauma and inner strength/resiliency, through a combination of artistic expression and group discussion. Please email: thecentre@yorku.ca to register for your spot as there are limited spots - after the second week it will be a closed group.

3) Ongoing Campus Tabling- dates to follow

4) Ongoing Active Bystander Training

5) Ongoing workshops and information sessions

Past Events:

Come As You Are:
Event Date: Wednesday June 20 2018
Time: 12pm-2pm
Location: 109 Atkinson College

The Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education and the Office of Student Community Relations held an event for Pride 2018. The mandate of our office is to continue to raise awareness and provide educational opportunities for our community members. This year, we were proud to host two wonderful speakers. Haran Vijayanathan will be providing a key note message about the importance of culturally sensitive services and appropriate educational awareness programs, while Anna Penner will be conducting a workshop on Queering Sexual Education.

Keynote Speaker: Haran Vijayanathan – Executive Director, Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention

Keynote Description:
Sexuality, Sexual Health, Sexual Orientation, gender identities are hard discussions in mainstream communities. It is that much harder within the South Asian and Middle Eastern communities. The Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention strives to ensure that we have culturally sensitive and linguistically appropriate educational and awareness raising programs to encourage community to have these conversations framed in "healthy relationships". Discussions on consent, sexual orientation, gender identities, sexual health are all discussed and we aim to not only have conversations with the young folks, but also the parents and community as a whole. We feel strongly that to have meaningful change, we need to ensure we build bridges between generations in order to have healthy communities.

Workshop Speaker: Anna Penner – Coordinator, LGBTQ* Youth Initiative Planned Parenthood Toronto

Workshop Description:
For the past six years, staff and youth volunteers at Planned Parenthood Toronto have been working to create inclusive, accessible, sex education resources for LGBTQ2S youth. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to discuss what it means to queer sex education. What are the barriers to good sexual health? What topics does sex education need to encompass? How can we meet the needs of young people who inhabit a wide range of identities and experiences? What does healthy sexuality look like within LGBTQ2S communities? Come to this session to find out.