#CalgaryGetsConsent is a year-long campaign initiated by the Calgary Sexual Health Centre with the intention of creating a culture of consent. The overall goal of #CalgaryGetsConsent is to raise awareness and provide education about consent by initiating a community-wide conversation, and to provide community members with tools to discuss consent. Recognising that consent is important at all ages, from birth into old age, this campaign aims to normalise consent in all aspects of our lives.
#CalgaryGetsConsent includes several initiatives:
- free community training opportunities about consent and bystander interventions
- a media campaign across multiple platforms to start the conversation about consent
- working with community partners on local events
#CalgaryGetsConsent acknowledges Calgary as the traditional territory of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the peoples of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. We would like to recognise the Treaty 7 Nations who make their home on this land, including the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina, and the Ĩyãħé Nakoda First Nations, including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations. This land is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.
#CalgaryGetsConsent is grateful to the people of Treaty 7 for taking such good care of this land, so that we may enjoy such abundance, and accepts the responsibilities of being treaty people.