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Public Education Mission

Our Public Education Program facilitates a range of presentations, workshops and trainings on topics related to understanding the many facets of gender-based violence and sexual exploitation.

All workshops and presentations are inclusive, interactive, and modifiable in order to suit your needs, and reach a broad audience as we are committed to proactive, preventative education
for all.

As part of our commitment to preventive education, there is no cost associated with any presentation or workshop for schools and other not-for-profit community members.

public presentations

Each presentation uses a variety of learning methods including discussion, video clips, and interactive activities. In our commitment to education, SAVIS continually works with community members and researchers in developing new presentations and workshop content  that meet the needs of our community. Each presentation is approximately an hour in length, though can be extended to meet your needs. Condensing presentations is difficult and therefore not recommended, but we are happy to discuss modifications as needed. Please note that all of our presentations can be tailored for specific age groups and audiences.

This presentation provides overview of the services SAVIS offers, including a break-down of the processes of accessing services, and the modes of services delivery. The who, what, when, where why and how of SAVIS.

Introductions to the concepts of consent and bodily integrity, including age appropriate definitions and case studies are the main focuses of this presentation. Topics covered include consent FRIES(freely given, reversible, informed, enthusiastic specific), and what is not consent.

The focus of theses presentations are why bystander intervention is necessary, tools to intervene safely, and scenarios where these tools will be useful. Real world scenarios are used, and the bystander effect is explained in order to demonstrate why bystander intervention is so important.

Healthy relationships are defined and described, with greater discussion about what it means to be in a healthy relationship at the forefront of this presentation. Relationships are discussed in the context of friendship for younger students, and romantic relationships for older students. Older students are also informed about tendencies in relationships(hurting).

Gender identification, sexual orientation, and body image are each defined and explained. particular attention is paid to the ways in which the media informs each of these concepts, and how they interact in relationship and society more generally.

In this presentation you’ll learn more about the different types of bullying and how they look in the real world, what the effects of bullying are, why people are bullies, as well as how to support someone who is being bullied.

Human trafficking is happening everywhere, including in our own neighborhood’s. This session will explore who’s most vulnerable, how traffickers groom their victims, what to look out for, how to support someone who is or you suspect is being trafficked as well as how to keep yourself and / or your children safe from traffickers.

Community/Agency Presentations

  • Talking About Sex with Kids
  • Consent and Reporting Sexual Assault
  • Online Sexual Harassment
  • Trauma Informed Practices
  • Safety Planning
  • Self Care for Caregivers or Folks Supporting Survivors
  • Feminism

Business/Corporate Presentations

  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • Workplace Bystander Intervention
  • Cultivating a Culture of Consent
  • Reporting Sexual Assault

Meet our Public Educator

Kyle (He/Him) – Public Educator  

Kyle facilitates presentations and workshops on topics relating to consent, sexual violence prevention, mental health and more. Kyle graduated with an Honours BA in History, and a minor in Criminology from Toronto Metropolitan University. Kyle fosters an open and informative presentation space for all audience members throughout our community.

Public Educator

Tel: 905-825-3622 x 26

Email: publiceducator@savisofhalton.org