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Want to learn more? We have a variety of training programs and workshops available.


Sexual violence is a complex issue with far reaching impacts on victims, their families and friends, service providers and communities. FSAC has developed a range of professional development, training and public education programs to provide professionals, service providers and community members with specialized understanding, knowledge, skills, interventions and approaches to respond effectively to sexual violence.

Training programs are intended for those who work with victims and survivors of sexual violence and work in the field of prevention and education such as police, health professionals, counsellors, teachers/guidance counsellors, intimate partner violence crisis interveners, victim services, and others. All professional development and training programs are based on current knowledge and promising practices.


Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training (SACIT)

5 day training on sexual assault, it’s causes, impacts and tools to respond effectively – includes the legal and medical aspects of sexual assault, as well as childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.

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The Empowerment Project and Man to Man Facilitator Training

3 day training on two sexual violence prevention toolkits developed by FSAC; how to use these toolkits in schools and in communities, and facilitation and leadership skills to deliver workshops.

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Counselling Women Survivors of Sexual Violence: Training for Therapists and Counsellors

5 day training designed to provide counsellors with in-depth, specialized, trauma-informed training for working with women survivors of sexual violence.

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Vicarious Trauma and Compassion Fatigue Workshops

From 1 hour to full day, workshops are designed to educate service providers on the impact of doing trauma – related work and help develop personal and organizational Tools and responses to mitigate the impact.

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Post-Secondary Residence Staff Training

One to two hour workshops with university campus residence staff on sexual assault and how to support students experiencing sexual assault.

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Post-Secondary Students in Professional Programs

One to two hour workshops for post-secondary students in professional programs such as nursing, social work, child care, personal care support, etc. on sexual assault and crisis intervention.

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youth programs

Our school-based presentations address the promotion of healthy relationships and the prevention of sexual violence. They also seek to promote safety for youth, teaching them their rights, supporting them to take ownership of their own lives and relationships, critical thinking skills, instilling a sense of self-worth, self-efficacy and self-esteem, and developing leadership skills to affect change in their community toward preventing and ending sexual violence.

Middle Schools

Full 1 day Empowerment P​roject Workshops with grade 8 girls

In order to empower girls to have healthy and safe relationships, the focus of these workshops is to discuss how media, stereotypes, and self compassion can impact us, and how to feel more confident.

Full 1 day Man to Man Workshops with grade 8 boys

By addressing the myths and realities of sexual violence and discussing the harmful stereotypes of men and boys in the media, these workshops help redefine ideas of masculinity and look at healthy relationship behaviors.

1 hour Sexual Harassment Workshops

Youth are educated about the myths and realities of sexual harassment, discuss strategies for addressing sexual harassment, find out where to get help and are empowered to speak up, either as the victim or the bystander.

High Schools

1 hour Consent and Coercion Workshop

This workshop addresses the legalities of consent as well as what coercion is and how to deal with using personal boundaries and effective communication.

1 hour Healthy Relationships and Boundaries

In order to talk about healthy youth relationships, it is important that youth are aware of the realities of sexual violence and abuse. This workshop also discusses how to set relationship boundaries and how to support a friend experiencing abuse in their relationship.

1 hour Women Media and Culture

This workshop takes place over two class periods, and introduces the topic of sexual violence and its root causes. Discussion focuses on oppression, privilege, stereotypes, consent and how the role the media plays in shaping