Conference Graphic Notes

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Thank you to all the Conference attendees, speakers and volunteers for making this learning event so amazing. If you have attended the conference and would like to view photos, presentations and plenary videos, please email for the password at To view the illustrative notes of artist-in-residence Ronnie Ritchie, check out their DAY 1 and DAY 2 uploads at


The Power of Our Voices

We are very excited to be part of this important event. We do want participants to know that “Who Killed Snow White” has a trigger warning, contains mature content and discusses the current socio-cultural and political realities of sexual assault victimization and rape culture in Canada. We applaud award winning Canadian playwright Judith Thompson for tackling this dark content and profiling the sense of hopelessness felt by victims, family and community, as well as the victim blaming and lateral violence of sexual violence. Thank you 4th Line Theatre for bringing this ‘realistic portrayal’ to our community next Thursday for our community and Conference attendees.

See the Facebook event here.

Pre-Conference Event

There will be a screening of “Consent: HIV Non-disclosure and Sexual Assault Law” on Wednesday, June 1 at ArtSpace in Peterborough.

“Consent: HIV Non-disclosure and sexual assault law” is a powerful new documentary on HIV criminalization. In their own words, eight women – leading feminist scholars, attorneys, and women living with HIV – shine a light on the problems of using sexual assault law to prosecute alleged non-disclosure of HIV.

Date: Wednesday, June 1st, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Artspace, 378 Aylmer Street North, Peterborough, ON
Free admission

— Kim Dolan, Executive Director of Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN);
— Muluba Habanyama, a student, journalist and activist;
— Cécile Kazatchkine, Senior Policy Analyst with the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network;
— Alison Symington, Co-Producer of “Consent: HIV Non-disclosure and sexual assault law” and Legal Researcher at Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF).

Presented by the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network and PARN-Your Community AIDS Resource Network.

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Thursday Evening Event Annoucement


Sexual Consent Conference registrants and volunteers will be receiving free tickets to this Thursday evening event. A bus shuttle service will be available at no cost to and from Trent University for delegates stay at Gzowski College accommodations. There will be time to explore downtown Peterborough and enjoy local restaurants.

Flights into Peterborough Airport has just announced flights from Peterborough to Kitchener/Waterloo, ON; Gatineau, QC; and Montreal, QC. If you are travelling for the Sexual Consent Conference, you may want to consider this option.

Billy Bishop Airport in downtown Toronto and Pearson International Airports are next closest to Peterborough. We will be updating the site soon with further travel details.

Thursday Evening Event Announcement

We are very excited to announce that the Thursday evening event will take place at Peterborough’s Market Hall.

“The Power of Our Voices: Building Support for Victims and Survivors of Crime” will take place on Thursday, June 2, 2016 with doors opening at 6:30 pm. This event, generously funded through the Department of Justice Canada as part of Victims and Survivors of Crime Week, will be open to the public. Appetizers and refreshments will be available, as well as a cash bar. Conference attendees will receive free admission, bus transportation from the conference (and back to Gzowski accommodations), and time to enjoy dinner in downtown Peterborough before the event.

The event will welcome:

  • A 4th Line Theatre reading of “Who Killed Snow White,” written by Canadian award-winning playwright Judith Thompson.
  • A panel presentation of survivors and victim services advocates.
  • Kate Lines, retired criminal profiler, Chief Superintendent of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and author of Crime Seen.