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.

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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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Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈
Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈

Happy Pride Month to:

🌈 those who are proud
🌈 those who are afraid to celebrate
🌈 those who are have celebrated for years
🌈 those who are not out/not out to everyone
🌈 those who have been out for years
🌈 those who have come out recently

& all the beautiful humans part of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, wherever you are during this month! 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

We want to hear from YOU how you’re celebrating Pride this year! Let us know in the comments ☁️

#pridemonth #pride #pridemonth2022 #pride2022🏳️‍🌈 #haltonpride #loveislove #lgbt #lgbtq #lgbtqia2s #lovewins🌈

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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

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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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Meet our Public Educator

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