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Want to learn more? We have a variety of professional development and training programs available.


Sexual violence is a complex issue with far reaching impacts on victims, their families and friends, service providers and communities. SVNB has developed a range of professional development, training and public education programs to provide professionals, service providers and community members with specialized understanding, knowledge, skills, interventions and approaches to respond effectively to sexual violence.

Training programs are intended for those who work with victims and survivors of sexual violence and work in the field of prevention and education such as police, health professionals, counsellors, teachers/guidance counsellors, intimate partner violence crisis interveners, victim services, and others. All professional development and training programs are based on current knowledge and promising practices.

Course Registration

SVNB has several online modules for learners to engage with sexual violence education asynchronously. Create an account and try out one of our e-learning opportunities or register for upcoming in-person trainings in our new Learning Portal.


Sexual Assault Crisis Intervention Training (SACIT)

5 day training on sexual assault, its causes, impacts and tools to respond effectively – includes the legal and medical aspects of sexual assault, as well as childhood sexual abuse and adult survivors.

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Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Facilitator Training

3 day training on two sexual violence prevention toolkits developed by SVNB; how to use these toolkits in schools and in communities, and facilitation and leadership skills to deliver workshops.

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Counselling Survivors of Sexual Violence: Training for Therapists and Counsellors

5 day training designed to provide counsellors with in-depth, specialized, trauma-informed training for working with survivors of sexual violence.

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Maintain: Trauma Informed Principles for Trauma Exposed Workplaces

These workshops look at strategies that individuals and organizations can implement to mitigate the impacts of vicarious trauma, compassion fatigue, and burnout.

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Improving Outcomes: Trauma Informed Sexual Assault Response Training for the Criminal Justice System

Specialized trainings for law enforcement and crown prosecutors on trauma informed sexual assault response, investigations, and prosecutions.

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Making Connections:  Trauma Informed Workplaces

3 day training for service providers in caring fields on implementing principles of trauma-informed care at all levels of the workplace, including volunteers, staff, management, and boards.

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Project Soundcheck

Created in Ottawa, this training supports volunteers and staff at festivals and large events in addressing sexual violence through bystander intervention.

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