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Consent Action Team

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Consent Comes First’s Consent Action Team (CAT) is a peer leadership program open to students on campus. It offers a unique and valuable opportunity for Toronto Metropolitan University students to receive comprehensive training on sexual violence prevention and provides opportunities to create a culture of consent through resource creation, advocacy campaigns and education initiatives.  CAT members assist with the planning and implementation of peer education, awareness campaigns and more.

Why join the Consent Action Team?

  • Become part of the movement to build a consent culture on campus
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence 
  • Be part of a team that advocates for social change
  • Meet other students who are passionate about creating a world without sexual violence
  • Gain skills to support survivors of sexual violence
  • Experience personal and professional growth
  • Receive letters of recommendation and/or certificates of volunteering
  • Build your resume for graduate school and/or employment

Who is eligible?

This volunteer opportunity is open to students of all genders registered at Toronto Metropolitan University during the 2022/23 school year. We are looking for empathetic, non-judgmental, dedicated individuals who want to contribute meaningfully to the TMU community.

What is required?

  • All CAT members must complete a mandatory training
  • CAT members are expected to attend meetings throughout the academic year.
  • CAT members are expected to participate in 5 programming initiatives each semester, or a total of 5 to 15 hours per month, to assist with CCF outreach and awareness activities.
  • CAT members must commit to both Fall and Winter semesters in the 2022/2023 academic year in order to receive a referral letter or certificate of volunteering

I’m interested in joining the Consent Action Team!  What’s next?

  1. Complete and submit the CAT Volunteer application 
  2. Successful candidates will attend a virtual volunteer training 
  3. Following training, we’ll connect with each individual to confirm areas of interest and how your skills can best be showcased through your volunteer work.

For any other questions, please email, and a Consent Comes First team member would be happy to speak with you.

What's your favourite thing about the Consent Action Team?

Graphic of a quote by Victoria stating ""Being given the opportunity to contribute to a major social justice issue while working alongside other talented and amazing individuals" - Victoria"
Graphic of a quote by Onyinyechi stating ""The privilege to lend your voice to help sexual violence survivors heal and also network with people of like minds" - Onyinyechi Duru"
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A girl holding a sign saying "formula for consent".

Examples of work done by the CAT Team

How I Dress is Never a Yes

"How I Dress is Never a Yes" challenges the pervasive rape myth that someone’s outfit, attitude or actions cause sexual violence. Our campaign features students stories from across Canada of resilience, healing and resistance.

Check out the campaign here: @howidressisneverayes (external link, opens in new window) 

You Choose What to do Next
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You Choose What To Do Next are trauma-informed accessible legal information resources created by Consent Comes First in collaboration with community partners for people affected by sexual violence and other forms of gender-based violence.

Check out the guides here: You Choose What to do Next Guides (opens in new window)