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Frequently asked questions

WHAT IS CONSENT?


Although there are legal definitions of consent, the societal conversation about it has centered around concepts that are evolving and that are above and beyond the legal limits to behaviour, A couple of decades ago, people would say, “no means no.” That became “yes means yes.”, which developed into “only an enthusiastic yes is consent.” Many people now talk about “authentic consent”. We want people to go beyond a permissive model to a collaborative one. We want people to learn how to collaborate for consent. So for us the definition of consent is about everyone being able to ask for what they want, respect the autonomy of themselves and others, and collaborate together to have the most mutually agreeable interactions possible. Consent is about so much more than sex, and it informs every part of the dance between self and other throughout our lives.




WHAT IS CONSENT CULTURE?


Culture is commonly defined as a set of traditions, values, language, and beliefs held in common by a group of people. In any culture, there is an implicit understanding about what is valued, and a shared knowledge about how to express it. Consent culture is about people feeling comfortable to say no, or yes, as they choose, without fear of retaliation. An essential component of Consent Culture is the recognition that when it comes to bodily autonomy, we all have the right to change our minds at any time. Internalizing Consent Culture means cultivating an awareness of your wants and dislikes, and learning how to express them. It means unlearning messaging and modelling that has taught us to devalue and distrust ourselves. Consent culture includes being aware of how systemic inequity and trauma affect people’s ability to form meaningful agreements. In Consent Culture we ask more questions, and assume less. Consent culture is a shift towards respectful and caring interactions, no matter who, when, where, why.




WHAT AGE GROUP IS THE WORKSHOP APPROPRIATE FOR?


The sed on non sexual interactions and has been designed specifically for teens and tconsent culture intro workshop is a great experience for anyone aged 10 to 110. It is focuweens.




HOW CAN I BRING A FACILITATOR TO MY SCHOOL/ORGANIZATION?


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HOW CAN I BECOME A CERTIFIED FACILITATOR?


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WHO ARE OUR FACILITATORS


Our facilitators are community minded and compassionate individuals who have leadership skills and lived experience as well as having completed our facilitation certification program.




DO THE WORKSHOP EXERCISES INVOLVE TOUCH?


Most of the exercises only involve talking about touch. During a couple of exercises, participants have the option to shake hands, fist bump, or hug. No one is ever required to touch anyone, and participants always have the option to sit out of exercises if they are not comfortable.