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Free Self-Defence Classes

Ryerson Security and Emergency Services invites you to sign up for FREE self-defence classes on campus. Sessions are designed to raise awareness, reduce the risk of crime and provide basic hands-on defence training (participation in the physical activities is optional). Participants will be empowered with the skills to help defend themselves and deescalate aggressive behaviour.

Duration: Throughout the year, stretched over 3-4 days (approximately 9-12 hours)

Location: Ryerson campus

Audience: Free to all community members (minimum 2 participants)

All ages and gender identities welcome

Classes are generally scheduled separately for those who identify as women or those who identify as men. At Ryerson we respect everyone’s right to self-identify. Participants are invited to choose the session that is most comfortable for them.

Upcoming Sessions:

Basic Physical Defence for Women

Fall 2017

Fall 2017 sessions are now full. Thank you for your interest! We encourage you to sign up for sessions in winter 2018.  

Location:

POD250, 350 Victoria Street

Dates and times:
October 18, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
October 25, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Novemebr 1, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
November 8, 2017 | 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Winter 2018

Session #1 

Location:

POD250, 350 Victoria Street

Dates and times:
February 15, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March 1, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March 8, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
March 15, 2018 | 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Session #2: 

Location:

POD250, 350 Victoria Street

Dates and times:
March 19, 2018 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
April 2, 2018 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
April 9, 2018 | 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

To sign up, contact Ryerson Security and Emergency Services at security@ryerson.ca or 416-979-5040.

Contact us

In case of an emergency on campus

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Contact Ryerson Security and Emergency Services at
416-979-5040 or dial 80 from any internal phone

Security and Emergency Services

Location: 111 Bond Street
Phone: 416-979-5040
Fax: 416-979-5380
Email: security@ryerson.ca

Integrated Risk Management Office

Location: 11th Floor, Jorgenson Hall
Phone: 416-979-5000 ext. 7096
Email: irm@ryerson.ca
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Risk Strategy Office

Phone: 416-979-5062