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SVPRO Philosophy

We teach toward the world we want to live in.

Social Ecological Model

The Social Ecological Model is used to examine social problems and identify solutions. The idea is that social change happens throughout each sphere of influence. To effectively create change as we seek to challenge and disrupt harmful narratives, we need to engage at all levels across the social-ecological model, establishing consistency in our shared understanding of the problem—in this case sexual and gender-based violence, harassment, and harm.

This involves everyone’s individual growth, the health of relationships, participation in communities, and transforming institutions and policies to center the safety and well-being of individuals and communities who have been oppressed.

SVPRO Strategy

Our strategy for prevention is multi-faceted. Through outreach, event planning, support, panel participation, presentations, Q&A sessions, workshops or training, and consultations, we work toward attitudinal, behavioural, social, and systemic change.

Our work is grounded in intersectional feminist, anti-oppression, strengths-based, and survivor-centred principles. We design our education and prevention programming using a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing from the fields of public health, education, psychology, social work, critical race studies, community planning, and public policy. This list is by no means exhaustive, but rather a sample of the influences we seek out to create programming that is relevant, effective, and new. We are committed to fresh and innovative programming that allows us to be responsive as we learn and grow.

SVPRO Educational Programming and Outreach

We build our programs in-house so they fit our community. Our educational programming addresses the following:

  • Primary Prevention
    Addressing root causes through individual and cultural change. Topics include Media Literacy, Inequity and Power Dynamics, Receiving Feedback, and Intoxication Impact.
  • Secondary Prevention
    Addressing incidents as they occur through upstander intervention. Topics include Upstander Intervention, Consent Culture, and Leadership & Organizational Culture.
  • Tertiary Prevention
    Addressing trauma that has occurred through empathy building. Topics include Neurobiology of Trauma, Supporting Survivors, SVPR0, and UBC’s Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Available formats

  • Tabling
  • Video
  • Panel Participation
  • Presentation and Q&A
  • Workshop or Training
  • Consulting (insight, guidance, or strategy)

If you are interested in booking a workshop, training, or consultation, complete the SVPRO Outreach form.