Consent Week with your Representation Executive Council (REC)
Your elected student representatives will be set up in West Gate Social on September 19th and 20th from 11 am to 1 pm to talk to students about consent. Let us know what consent means to you, and learn the F.R.I.E.S. of consent. Hope to see you there!
Consent Week is part of a national dialogue and events led by Possibility Seeds’ Courage to Act project and High School Too, who have worked with stakeholders across the country to establish a national Consent Awareness Week during the third week of September. The first six weeks of school are designated the Red Zone when there is a significant increase in sexual violence at schools. Canada would be the first country in the world to recognize and adopt this week to ensure everyone feels respected and safe wherever they live, work and play.
Consent Week invites folks to have thoughtful, affirming, intersectional and age-appropriate conversations about consent. Responding to rejection, articulating boundaries, respecting bodily autonomy, and active listening are valuable life skills.