As a content warning, please note that this webpage includes information about gender-based violence and sexual violence. We understand that this can trigger strong reactions and we encourage the community to connect with Carleton University’s  Sexual Assault Support Centre  and/or Health and Counselling Services  for support. Additional community supports can also be found here.

Every year from November 25 to December 10, people all over the world observe the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. During these 16 days, Carleton University will share a variety of resources, information, stories and videos to help grow awareness about this issue and encourage everyday activism and commitment to ending gender-based violence.

One of the most impactful forms of activism to prevent and end gender-based violence is to believe survivors.

Statement of Support from Carleton Community

Gender-based violence is prevalent in the higher education sector. On June 28, 2023 at Waterloo University, a man targeted a gender studies class to harm its faculty members. This resulted in a cross-province response from a majority of universities (including Carleton) to remove classrooms from public-facing websites.

Teaching and learning that centers gender, sexuality, race, disability, intersectional forms of violence, and social justice takes place across the Carleton University community.

Here, faculty members from Carleton’s five faculties share messages of solidarity with their gender studies colleagues, and to reaffirm that their work impacts us all and is essential to the university.


Support for Survivors

Carleton is committed to ongoing learning and growing to deepen our understanding of gender-based violence through an intersectional lens and gaining skills to prevent, intervene and respond appropriately.

The university has support for survivors of sexual violence through Equity and Inclusive Communities (EIC). For immediate crisis support, you can contact the Ottawa Distress Centre at 613-238-3311 or the Sexual Assault Centre of Ottawa at 613-234-2266.

Sexual Violence Support Centre →