Events & Workshops

Events & Workshops

Current events

Survivor Support Group

You are not alone.

This is a safe space for students who have been impacted by sexual violence in some way, to feel supported through their healing journey.
If you are looking to find a sense of community, belonging and support, this space is for you.

Sessions will be held in-person on Keele Campus, at 301 York Lanes, and online weekly from Tuesday, January 30, to Tuesday, April 30, 2 to 3 p.m.

Please note that this is a peer community support group and does not run as a counselling or therapy group.

View or download the Survivor Support Group Poster

Past events

Date: March 8, 2024, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Zoom 

Join us for an enlightening and empowering discussion as we delve into the depths of reproductive health, shedding light on the silence and lack of research surrounding women and trans women's healthcare. As the creator and co-host of the renowned podcast "That Time of the Month," Beatrice Séguin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. This event serves as a safe and welcoming space for individuals to share their stories, concerns, and experiences while fostering a sense of care and community. Celebrate International Women's Day by joining us in this important conversation.

View or download the Reclaiming My Body event poster (PDF).

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2023, 2 to 3:30 p.m.

A space for trans, non-binary and gender-questioning students to meet and connect.

This art and discussion-based workshop will explore community building, self-care, social and medical transition, advocacy, and safety in the current political climate. Break away from the expectations of others and redefine what these things mean to you.

This space will be facilitated by Jay Jonah, a trans-identified social worker who has over a decade of experience supporting members of the trans and non-binary communities.

Looking for community? Want to meet people who have similar lived experiences to your own? Join us on November 22nd at 2:00pm for food, fun, and some thought-provoking conversations.

For a printable flyer, please download the Trans Awareness Poster 2023.

Consent Week Events

Date: September 21, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: 305 York Lanes

This workshop will explore self-advocacy as a self-care practice that liberates us and an empowering tool to reclaim our personal agency, power and boundaries. In this workshop, we will discover healthy ways to use advocacy in our relationships, at work, and in our personal lives, while also exploring the existing barriers that silence us and force us to use survival mechanisms instead of the tools that allow us to thrive. How we show up for ourselves is just as important as how we show up for others and self-advocacy is how we start to fully honour ourselves.

Date: September 20, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Location: Studio C, Second Student Centre

This 2-hour workshop is brought to you by Canada’s oldest self-defence organization, Wen-Do. Wen-Do focuses on women’s safety and empowerment by preparing participants to defend themselves both mentally and physically while giving women the confidence to deal with the range of types of aggression. It covers the fundamentals of women’s self-defence through a feminist, anti-oppression analysis, the importance of using our voice, body weapons, kicks, blocks, body hold releases, and we will break down stereotypes about violence against women. These practical techniques are taught in a safe and supportive learning environment. Please bring: a yoga mat, firm cushion or rolled up sleeping bag (to serve as a punching bag); water to drink; and a notebook (optional). This workshop is open to cis and trans women of all abilities, aged 10+.