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E-Learning Courses

Students studying in the Ryerson SLC.

Together we can create a campus where consent comes first.

Consent Comes First has created two e-learning coures for Ryerson community members to learn about addressing and preventing sexual violence. 

This is How We Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus E-Learning Course for First Year Students

All first-year undergraduate students are urged to participate in the e-learning module This is How We Take Care of Each Other: Addressing Sexual Violence on Campus by Consent Comes First in consultation with community partners including Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion including Human Rights Services; Office of the Vice-Provost Students; Ryerson Students’ Union; Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson. It provides important information on relationships, consent, intervening to prevent harm and support services if you have been affected by sexual violence. Every year since 2018, 10,000 have taken the course. 

The module was created in consultation with students, faculty and staff. It will take approximately 45 minutes. Give yourself time to take a break, drink some water, or resume it at another time. Students are enrolled in the course with the approval of their program Directors/Chairs. The Ontario government has mandated universities to make training on sexual violence and consent accessible to all students. The course is optional - it is not mandatory and it does not impact a student's grades.

Creating a culture of consent on campus to prevent sexual violence is everyone’s responsibility. We can do this by talking about relationships and consent, being prepared to support people when they disclose they have been affected by sexual violence and intervening in situations that could lead to harm. At Ryerson, consent comes first in all relationships – with your peers, staff, community members.

Building a Campus Where Consent Comes First: Understanding Ryerson's Sexual Violence Policy Staff E-Learning Course

Building a Campus Where Consent Comes First: Understanding Ryerson's Sexual Violence Policy staff e-learning module was launched in Spring 2021. Created by Consent Comes First in collaboration with community partners including Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion including Human Rights Services; Office of the Vice-Provost Students; Human Resources; Vice-Provost Faculty Affairs; Ryerson Students’ Union; Continuing Education Students' Association of Ryerson; Ryerson employee unions including OPSEU, CUPE 3904, CUPE 233 and the RFA. The goals of the course include: 

  • Learn about the Ryerson Sexual Violence Policy and how it applies to you, your supervisor and your employer;
  • Understand the definitions and impacts of sexual violence and sexual harassment;
  • Understand your role and responsibility as a Ryerson community member under the Sexual Violence Policy and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act; and
  • Be better equipped to support someone when
  • Be better equipped to support someone when they disclose sexual violence.