Public Presentations

Our Goal and Mission

The aim of public education at SAVIS is to use education and awareness to end all forms of violence. SAVIS offers public education workshops and presentations to schools, community members, and service providers  in Halton. 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.

Our presentations and workshops are divided into two main categories: 1) sexual health, violence prevention, and mental health, and 2) anti-human trafficking. Below you will find a list of presentations within these topics,as well as a brief summary.

Main Topics: Sexual Health, Violence Prevention, & Mental Health

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.

Introduction to SAVIS

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.

Consent and Bodily Integrity

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.

Bystander Intervention

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.

Relationships

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).

Mental Health

These presentations centre on self care, emotional intelligence, and coping with emotions. Terms related to mental health are defined, types of emotions are discussed, and coping strategies are detailed in context.

 

Sexual, Intimate Partner, Gender-Based Violence Supports

The umbrella of sexual violence is outlined, followed by explanations of sexual, intimate partner, and gender-based violence in particular. For younger students, importance is placed on ownership and boundaries of one’s body. and for older students sexual violence is discussed in relation to the media, the law and intersectionality.

Gender Identities, Gender, and Body Image

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.

Safe Sex

Safe sex practices are defined and elaborated upon, beginning with discussions about sexuality and sexual orientation. Importance is placed on the understanding that sex is more than an act, but rather as the whole notion being sexually healthy. Topics of discussion include the ways in which values inform views of sex, shame and stigma, and tools for remaining sexually healthy.

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Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️ 

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice 

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case. 

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

Let’s unpack Roe v. Wade🧑‍⚖️

Banning abortion is an act of sexual violence. #mybodymychoice

Swipe through to learn more about the implications of overturning this landmark case.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

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Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at SAVIS 💜

Today, we’re sending love to:

💐 Mothers who have lost their children
💐 Children who have lost their mothers or mother figures
💐 Folks with challenging or strained mother/child relationships
💐 Those who cannot be with their moms today
💐 Stepmothers
💐 Gender-diverse moms & parents
💐 First-time moms
💐 Folks with infertility and those hoping to be moms
💐 Moms who are doing their very best
&
💐 All the mother figures in our lives

Whoever you are on Mother’s Day, know that SAVIS is here for you today if you’d like to talk. Feel free to call our 24/7 Crisis Line at (905)- 875- 1555.

 #mothersday2022♥️

Happy Mother’s Day from all of us at SAVIS 💜

Today, we’re sending love to:

💐 Mothers who have lost their children
💐 Children who have lost their mothers or mother figures
💐 Folks with challenging or strained mother/child relationships
💐 Those who cannot be with their moms today
💐 Stepmothers
💐 Gender-diverse moms & parents
💐 First-time moms
💐 Folks with infertility and those hoping to be moms
💐 Moms who are doing their very best
&
💐 All the mother figures in our lives

Whoever you are on Mother’s Day, know that SAVIS is here for you today if you’d like to talk. Feel free to call our 24/7 Crisis Line at (905)- 875- 1555.

 #mothersday2022♥️

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Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy
Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy
Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking. 

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime. 

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy

Reporting sexual violence can be steeped in privilege. Many people with lived experiences of sexual violence meet many barriers to reporting sexual assault.

It can be traumatic and discouraging to report sexual violence. Survivors can face criticism, social isolation, hate, and be accused of false reporting by their community among other negative outcomes. For some survivors, dealing with the criminal justice system and experiencing the social backlash of reporting can be re-traumatizing and oppressive. The entire process can be exhausting, overwhelming, and heartbreaking.

Swipe through to learn more about why sexual violence in an underreported crime.

Source for last slide: Johnson, H. (2012). 24. Limits of a Criminal Justice Response: Trends in Police and Court Processing of Sexual Assault.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy

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Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters
Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit - this cannot go unnoticed. 

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters

Today is National Day of Awareness for Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2 Spirit (MMIWG2S). Today is also known as REDress Day.

The red dress symbolizes the missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls, and 2 Spirit who have, and continue, to go missing in what is currently known as Canada.

Sexual violence continues to be a tool of colonization.

Settlers have used (and still use) rape as a form of oppression against Indigenous people. This is a direct result of colonization, cultural oppression, and residential school systems in Canada. It is essential that we continue to learn and speak out about missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and 2 Spirit – this cannot go unnoticed.

We remember those who are missing and those who were murdered. Sending love to Indigenous survivors of sexual violence today.

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst #SexualViolenceAdvocacy #MMIWG #MissingAndMurdered #EndSexualViolence #MMIWG2S  #NoMoreStolenSisters

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Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

Who does sexual violence impact? 👉 Swipe through to learn more about the disproportionate impacts of sexual violence.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

2 weeks ago
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What is sexual violence? Swipe through to find out! 

This post is NOT representative of all sexual violence experiences. Sexual violence manifests in many ways and impacts survivors and communities differently. This is not meant to exclude or minimize any experiences, but only to highlight a few cases that can shine light on the vast range of sexual violence acts that can occur in someone’s life. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
What is sexual violence? Swipe through to find out! 

This post is NOT representative of all sexual violence experiences. Sexual violence manifests in many ways and impacts survivors and communities differently. This is not meant to exclude or minimize any experiences, but only to highlight a few cases that can shine light on the vast range of sexual violence acts that can occur in someone’s life. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
What is sexual violence? Swipe through to find out! 

This post is NOT representative of all sexual violence experiences. Sexual violence manifests in many ways and impacts survivors and communities differently. This is not meant to exclude or minimize any experiences, but only to highlight a few cases that can shine light on the vast range of sexual violence acts that can occur in someone’s life. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
What is sexual violence? Swipe through to find out! 

This post is NOT representative of all sexual violence experiences. Sexual violence manifests in many ways and impacts survivors and communities differently. This is not meant to exclude or minimize any experiences, but only to highlight a few cases that can shine light on the vast range of sexual violence acts that can occur in someone’s life. 

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜 

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

What is sexual violence? Swipe through to find out!

This post is NOT representative of all sexual violence experiences. Sexual violence manifests in many ways and impacts survivors and communities differently. This is not meant to exclude or minimize any experiences, but only to highlight a few cases that can shine light on the vast range of sexual violence acts that can occur in someone’s life.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

3 weeks ago
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Welcome to Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2022! 

SVPM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. 

May 1 marks the first day of SVPM. Throughout this month, we will cover a variety of topics related to sexual violence. Our goal is to spread awareness, amplify survivor voices, and educate folks on the nuances of sexual violence in our communities.

Sexual violence affects each person differently, impacts specific communities disproportionately, and largely goes unrecognized in the criminal justice system. We hope that you learn as much as you can about sexual violence throughout this month, and use your voice and platform to advocate for ending sexual violence in all forms.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Welcome to Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2022! 

SVPM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. 

May 1 marks the first day of SVPM. Throughout this month, we will cover a variety of topics related to sexual violence. Our goal is to spread awareness, amplify survivor voices, and educate folks on the nuances of sexual violence in our communities.

Sexual violence affects each person differently, impacts specific communities disproportionately, and largely goes unrecognized in the criminal justice system. We hope that you learn as much as you can about sexual violence throughout this month, and use your voice and platform to advocate for ending sexual violence in all forms.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst
Welcome to Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2022! 

SVPM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence. 

May 1 marks the first day of SVPM. Throughout this month, we will cover a variety of topics related to sexual violence. Our goal is to spread awareness, amplify survivor voices, and educate folks on the nuances of sexual violence in our communities.

Sexual violence affects each person differently, impacts specific communities disproportionately, and largely goes unrecognized in the criminal justice system. We hope that you learn as much as you can about sexual violence throughout this month, and use your voice and platform to advocate for ending sexual violence in all forms.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

Welcome to Sexual Violence Prevention Month 2022!

SVPM is an annual campaign to raise public awareness about sexual assault and educate communities and individuals on how to prevent sexual violence.

May 1 marks the first day of SVPM. Throughout this month, we will cover a variety of topics related to sexual violence. Our goal is to spread awareness, amplify survivor voices, and educate folks on the nuances of sexual violence in our communities.

Sexual violence affects each person differently, impacts specific communities disproportionately, and largely goes unrecognized in the criminal justice system. We hope that you learn as much as you can about sexual violence throughout this month, and use your voice and platform to advocate for ending sexual violence in all forms.

Our love & support goes out to all sexual violence survivors and people with lived experiences this month. We believe you and we are here for you. 💜

📞 24/7 Crisis & Support Line: 905-875-1555

#SVPM #SexualViolencePreventionMonth #SVPM2022 #SurvivorsFirst

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It is #NationalVolunteerWeek and as such, we would like to express great gratitude for the team of wonderful volunteers that have continued to donate their time to assisting the operations of SAVIS. 

In particular, it is crucial to acknowledge the support of our crisis line volunteers, who have dedicated countless hours throughout the year to supporting survivors in their time of need.
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#ThankYou #HaltonVolunteers #VolunteerHours #VolunteerAppreciation #Gratitude #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonOntario #LocalLove

It is #NationalVolunteerWeek and as such, we would like to express great gratitude for the team of wonderful volunteers that have continued to donate their time to assisting the operations of SAVIS.

In particular, it is crucial to acknowledge the support of our crisis line volunteers, who have dedicated countless hours throughout the year to supporting survivors in their time of need.
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#ThankYou #HaltonVolunteers #VolunteerHours #VolunteerAppreciation #Gratitude #WeBelieveSurvivors #HaltonOntario #LocalLove

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Tickets go on sale TOMORROW for the Step Into Self Love Raffle!

The Step Into Self Love for SAVIS Raffle is hosted by Sami McKay Art, who collected and curated the perfect self love bundle featuring art, jewellery and other wellness products from Canadian small businesses and creators 

The bundle contains everything you need to find power in self love and self care with goodies such as:
💜 candles
💜 socks
💜 earrings
💜 balms

It also features the work of numerous Halton and Hamilton artists whose pieces focus on empowering female-presenting and queer individuals in finding their paths with authenticity and ease!

Tickets go on sale TOMORROW for the Step Into Self Love Raffle!

The Step Into Self Love for SAVIS Raffle is hosted by Sami McKay Art, who collected and curated the perfect self love bundle featuring art, jewellery and other wellness products from Canadian small businesses and creators

The bundle contains everything you need to find power in self love and self care with goodies such as:
💜 candles
💜 socks
💜 earrings
💜 balms

It also features the work of numerous Halton and Hamilton artists whose pieces focus on empowering female-presenting and queer individuals in finding their paths with authenticity and ease!

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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
  • Understanding Sexuality
  • Anti-Abuse and Anti-Violence
  • The Importance of Language

Supplementary Topics

The following topics are common customizations or add on pieces to our main presentation topics, in case you are looking for some inspiration or have a specific need for a sub-topic. Please also keep in mind that by adding a supplementary topic to your request, the length of the presentation will also likely increase by approximately 10 minutes.

  • Social Media
  • Boundaries
  • Impacts of Language
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Allyship

Anti-Human Trafficking

Our Anti-Human Trafficking Public Education program has a set of preventative, proactive programming which delves deeper into a variety of topics related to sex trafficking, online luring, and healthy relationship empowerment. Please note that prior to receiving one or more presentations from the EMPWR curriculum, we do request that your group receives the Introduction to Human Trafficking first. This ensures that your group learns the fundamentals of human trafficking before diving into specific aspects of human trafficking.

    • Introduction to Human Trafficking (1 hour):
      This presentation covers the basic of what human trafficking is, why it happens in Halton, who is at-risk of trafficking, and how we can prevent this crime from happening in our communities.

 

    • EMPWR – Anti-Human Trafficking Youth Toolkit (45 minutes – 1 hour):
      This presentation builds on the foundational knowledge learned from ‘Intro to Human Trafficking’. In this workshop, we discuss healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, and how traffickers’ manipulate friendships and romantic relationships into sex trafficking.

 

    • Healthy Relationships and Boundary Setting:
      This presentation builds on the foundational knowledge learned from ‘Intro to Human Trafficking’. In this workshop, we discuss healthy, unhealthy, and abusive relationships, and how traffickers’ manipulate friendships and romantic relationships into sex trafficking.

 

    • Sex Trafficking: Addressing the Demand:
      This presentation builds on the foundational knowledge learned from ‘Intro to Human Trafficking’. In this workshop, we discuss why there is a demand for purchasing sex, how patriarchal structures and toxic masculinity contribute to sexual exploitation, and how the objectification & oppression of women informs demand for the sex trade. 

 

    • Understanding Intersectionality and Structural Vulnerabilities to Sex Trafficking:
      This presentation builds on the foundational knowledge learned on the foundational knowledge built from ‘Intro to Human Trafficking’. In this workshop, we use an anti-racism and anti-oppression framework to educate youth on how the intersections of identity make some folks more vulnerable to sex trafficking. We discuss intersectionality and why Black, Indigenous, women of colour, folks with disabilities, or folks with low socioeconomic status are more vulnerable to sex trafficking

 

Table of School-Based Presentations

For your convenience, we have listed our presentations as they correspond to the various grade levels and school curriculum’s in the Halton District and Halton Catholic District School Boards below. Each main topic can be modified to be appropriate for each age group, as demonstrated by the different titles and descriptions corresponding to the primary, middle, and secondary school grade levels.

Main Topic Primary School            (K-5) Middle School (6-8) High School (9-12)
Consent and Bodily Integrity My Body Belongs to Me Consent 101 Why is consent complicated
Bystander Intervention Anti-Bullying Draw The Line 1 Draw The Line 2
Mental Health Coping with Emotions Coping with  Emotions
Emotional Intelligence
Emotional Intelligence

 

As our commitment to education, SAVIS continually works with community members in developing new presentations and workshops that meet the needs of our community.Each presentation uses a variety of learning methods including discussion, video clips, and interactive activities.

For more information on the Education Program, or to book a free presentation for schools and youth programs please contact:

Tele: 905-825-3622

Email: publiceducator@savisofhalton.org

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For more information on the Education Program, or to book a free presentation for schools and youth programs please fill out the form below.

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Meet our Public Educators

Claire (she/her) – Sexual Health, Violence Prevention, & Mental Health Public Educator

Claire will be graduating from Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women’s Studies and Sociology. She has been working at SAVIS during her studies and as such has been with the organization for 3 years. Her passion for preventative, proactive education is palpable, and her enthusiasm about working with folks of all backgrounds to create a society without sexual violence drives the work that she does. Please contact Claire with any inquiries about SAVIS’ sexual health, violence prevention and mental health public education at: publiceducator@savisofhalton.org

Brittany (she/her) – Anti-Human Trafficking Public Educator

Brittany is a master’s candidate in Applied Social Psychology at the University of Guelph. Brittany graduated with an honours BA in Psychology with a specialized focus in sexual and gendered violence. Brittany delivers all Anti-Human trafficking presentations and developed the new EMPWR curriculum for youth. Please contact Brittany with any inquiries about SAVIS’ anti-human trafficking public education at htpubed@savisofhalton.org