Male Allyship Training

General Training

KSAC offers a wide variety of trainings for male-identified people who are interested in learning about their role in ending sexual violence.  Trainings can be tailored to the needs of your group and can cover subjects like: healthy masculinity, consent, how to be an upstander and more.  KSAC recently provided training to the entire Douro Dukes Hockey Association. 



Formed in partnership with the Ontario Coalition of Rape Crisis Centres (OCRCC), the Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre (KSAC) and the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region (SASC), the OHL ONSIDE program has been specifically designed for OHL players and team staff aimed at increasing the understanding and awareness of the player’s responsibility to demonstrate respect for women through their actions and words.

The project was developed as a two hour workshop with opportunity for personal development and ongoing leadership as young men in the OHL.  This initiative sees the OHL as leaders in promoting the importance of respectful relationships between young men and women in their communities.

KSAC is proud to work closely with the Peterborough Petes. 


The MENding Program

The MENding program is a leadership initiative for male-identified people who are interested in educating other men about sexual & gender-based violence. The program covers masculinity and what it means to be a man, sexual & gender-based violence, consent, and bystander intervention. After having these discussions, the program trains participants to be able to teach what they have learned and put their newly acquired knowledge to use!

The MENding program is delivered across four 3-hour sessions:

  1. This introduction to the MENding program includes icebreakers and course learning outcomes, and some key definitions and statistics to know. Participants will make connections between gender-based violence and other systems of power and oppression, including MMIWG, patriarchy, locker room culture, and police.
  2. Session 2 explores the roots and causes of gender-based violence, with learning activities to highlight concepts. We’ll also explore healthy masculinity and what it means to ‘be a man’, including stereotypes, and leadership skills that help us hold other men accountable.
  3. Session 3 is about exploration, including examinations of privilege and intersectionality, and guided self-reflection. Participants engage with strategies and barriers to bystander intervention, and navigating disclosures of harm safely.
  4. The final session offers participants a chance to reflect on learning outcomes, and some of the definitions versus actuality. We’ll have a chance to reflect on the question “what does consent mean to me?”, and to think about boundaries and leadership.


Participating in Male Allyship Training

If you’re interested in learning more, or in registering for the any of the male allyship training programs, email