Together we can create a campus where consent comes first.
Consent Comes First has created two e-learning courses for TMU community members to learn about addressing and preventing sexual violence.
This is How We Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus E-Learning Course for First Year Students
All first-year undergraduate students are urged to participate in the e-learning module. This is How We Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus by Consent Comes First in consultation with community partners, including Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion, including Human Rights Services; Office of the Vice-Provost Students; TMU Students’ Union; Continuing Education Students' Association of TMU. It provides important information on relationships, consent, intervening to prevent harm and support services if you have been affected by sexual violence. Every year since 2018, 10,000 have taken the course.
The module was created in consultation with students, faculty and staff. It will take approximately 45 minutes. Give yourself time to take a break, drink some water, or resume it at another time. Students are enrolled in the course with the approval of their program Directors/Chairs. The Ontario government has mandated universities to make training on sexual violence and consent accessible to all students. The course is optional - it is not mandatory and does not impact a student's grades.
Creating a culture of consent on campus to prevent sexual violence is everyone’s responsibility. We can do this by discussing relationships and consent, being prepared to support people when they disclose they have been affected by sexual violence and intervening in situations that could lead to harm. At TMU, consent comes first in all relationships – with your peers, staff, and community members.
Building a Campus Where Consent Comes First: Understanding TMU's Sexual Violence Policy Staff E-Learning Course
Building a Campus Where Consent Comes First: Understanding TMU's Sexual Violence Policy staff e-learning module was launched in the Spring of 2021. Created by Consent Comes First in collaboration with community partners including Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion including Human Rights Services; Office of the Vice-Provost Students; Human Resources; Vice-Provost Faculty Affairs; TMU Students’ Union; Continuing Education Students' Association of TMU; TMU employee unions including OPSEU, CUPE 3904, CUPE 233 and the RFA. The goals of the course include:
- Learn about the TMU Sexual Violence Policy and how it applies to you, your supervisor and your employer;
- Understand the definitions and impacts of sexual violence and sexual harassment;
- Understand your role and responsibility as a TMU community member under the Sexual Violence Policy and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act; and
- Be better equipped to support someone when
- Be better equipped to support someone when they disclose sexual violence.