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Community Connections and Support

Gendered Violence Task Force

The Gendered Violence Task Force (GVTF) is made up of staff, faculty, and students from across Laurier in Kitchener, Waterloo and Brantford. Their mission is to work toward the elimination of gendered violence at Laurier — and to support the healing of those who have experienced it — through continuous inclusive dialogue, meaningful and ongoing training initiatives, accessible policies and protocols, community engagement, support services and campus collaborations.

For more information on this task force please contact Gendered Violence Task Force Coordinator Lynn Kane at lkane@wlu.ca or visit the Gendered Violence Task Force webpage.

Not My Laurier: Golden Hawks Combatting Gender Violence  

Not My Laurier (NML) is a student-run service that aims to build and foster a campus culture that is dedicated to challenging gender violence in our community and supporting survivors of sexual violence. We are committed to creating safe and inclusive spaces on an ongoing basis for students to learn about the cultural causes of gender violence, challenge their own assumptions, and develop the tools necessary to be pro-social bystanders. We run workshops, art shows, awareness campaigns, movie nights, and other programming throughout the year for all students to attend.

NML envisions a student population that holds a better understanding of the cultural practices that condone and normalize gender violence in our community. It is our hope that with this knowledge, students will become active bystanders and more supportive of the needs of the survivors of sexual violence among us. We hope to provide an ongoing platform for survivors and gender violence experts in our community to share their knowledge and experiences.

Interested in volunteering? Email notmylaurier@gmail.com.

Sexual Violence Support Advocate 

Sarah Scanlon, Laurier's sexual violence support advocate, can help you understand what options are available to you on or off campus. Sarah is there to help you if you have experienced gendered or sexual violence or if you are supporting someone who has. You can reach Sarah at sscanlon@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x4847.

For additional sexual violence support, visit the sexual violence resources page.

Sexual Violence Support Advocates

If you have experienced gendered or sexual violence, there are staff members here to support you.

The sexual violence advocate and counsellor is a Sexual Assault Support Centre of Brant counsellor whose role is to provide support to Laurier Brantford students. They can provide you with one-on-one support and counseling if you have experienced sexual violence. You can reach Sexual Violence Advocate and Counsellor Hayley Moody at hayley@sacbrant.ca (95 Darling Street Brantford, Second Floor 300D, 519.751.1164 x209).

Laurier's sexual violence support advocate can help you understand what options are available to you on or off campus. Sexual Violence Support Advocate Sarah Scanlon is available to help you if you have experienced gendered or sexual violence or if you are supporting someone who has. You can reach Sarah at sscanlon@wlu.ca or 519.884.0710 x4847 (Waterloo campus).

Other Community Organizations

Check out some of the community organizations that the DEO works with.

  • OK2BME: A set of support services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or questioning (LGBTQ) kids and teens in the Waterloo Region.

Contact Us:

Sarah Scanlon, Sexual Violence Support Advocate

E: sscanlon@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4847
Office Location: MacHouse Residence, room 117

Lynn Kane, Manager, Gendered Violence Prevention and Support

E: lkane@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x4710
Office Location: MacHouse Residence, room 117