In September 2011, the campaign SAC Now! Concordians for a Safer Community was launched. The campaign hosted a workshop and panel discussion with SAFER (Students Active for Ending Rape) that equipped staff and volunteers of the 2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy with the necessary skills and knowledge to run an effective campaign. As part of this training, the campaign also received ongoing guidance from one of SAFER’s coordinators so that it may benefit from that organization’s extensive experience in lobbying for improved policies and services around issues of sexual assault on post-secondary campuses.
The campaign also hosted a number of workshops on sexual assault that broached a wide variety of issues ranging from common rape myths and the importance of consent, to particular concerns as they relate to more vulnerable marginalized populations such as indigenous women and sex workers.