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Providing consent education

Create and promote avenues for comprehensive consent education.

Participants often expressed a desire for nuanced information about consent that goes beyond the simplistic “no means no.” Many were interested in information about the various ways that consent can be expressed as well as the conditions under which consent can and cannot occur.

Delving Deeper Resources

  • The Courage to Act Report (Khan & Bidgood, 2019)
    The Courage to Act Report includes a section entitled "Factors to help student education onhealthy relationships and consent" on pages 98-100.

Self-serve Resources

  • Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence: A Nova Scotia Resource
    According to its homepage, "This training is designed to help you learn more about sexual violence and how to support someone who has survived it. It is for service providers, friends, family members, neighbours, teachers, first responders, counselors, and anyone who is acting as a support person, or is concerned about sexual violence." Information about consent, including legal definitions of consent, are provided.