Violence Prevention Training

The Cultivate Win Certificate equips athletes to develop a team culture built on principles of respect, safety, and inclusion. It’s a collaborative space where we comfortably address challenging topics like consent, healthy relationships, and team culture.

Normalizing these discussions will go a long way in building healthy relationships with others.

– Cultivate Win Certificate Recipient

Program Details


3 x 90 minute sessions = 4.5 hours total

Who is it for?

  • Athletic groups committed to a comprehensive transformation of their team’s culture
  • Interest in a preventative approach rather than a reactive one
  • Between ages 15-29

Program Delivery

  • In-person
  • Discussion-based
  • Uses sport-specific scenarios


All the below subject matter is covered

What will you gain?

  • Establish the foundations for a lasting healthy team culture and equip participants with tools to navigate challenging situations in the future
  • Develop a list of values that the team commits to improving culture through an impactful exercise.
  • Receive a poster of your teams culture commitment and goals to display
  • Receive a plaque and certificate signifying your completion of the training
  • Receive a digital certification logo showcase your dedication to developing athletes beyond performance



Consent and its importance in sport

How can athletes inspire a culture of consent?

Healthy vs unhealthy relationships inside and outside sport

The importance of speaking up and bystander intervention

Unpacking stereotypes that promote violence and discrimination

Addressing locker room talk

Team commitment exercise

Not sure which training is right for your group?

Program Overview

90 Minute Session


Delve into the dynamics of team culture and how it intertwines with the broader concept of consent culture. In this session, athletes will explore what constitutes a healthy team culture, identify signs of an unhealthy one, and understand their pivotal role in shaping it. By the end of this session, participants will recognize the direct connection between fostering a positive team environment and contributing to a culture of consent in our communities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Characterize healthy and unhealthy culture within sports and how it translates into a larger community context.
  • Realize the significance of speaking out against issues to promote positive change.
  • Evaluate how personal actions and behaviours can be part of shaping a culture.
"The conversations we had as a team were really powerful and impactful”
-Dalhousie Tennis Player


Our Have a Word With Yourself Activity, emphasizes our important role in addressing harmful behaviour occurring around us, prompted by a powerful video that leads into a discussion. A post-workshop evaluation revealed that 100% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed with the statement, “I feel I can evaluate the significance of speaking out against issues to promote positive change” compared to 75% before completing the workshop.

90 Minute Session


Explore the intricacies of building and maintaining healthy relationships, drawing parallels between athletes’ dynamics on the field and their interactions beyond sports. In this session, athletes will gain insights into recognizing the characteristics of both healthy and unhealthy relationships, identify common barriers, and discover how the skills honed in sports can translate into fostering positive connections in everyday life.

Learning Objectives:

  • Characterize the signs of healthy and unhealthy relationships within the sports context and how they translate into contexts outside of sports.
  • Realize how societal expectations/pressures can lead to harm and ultimately unhealthy relationships.
  • Evaluate challenges/barriers to having healthy relationships.
“I liked that as girls and guys we communicated more with each other about feelings and compassion which doesn't happen normally which I liked.”
– Grade 11/12 Phys Ed Class


Our Act Like a Man/Woman/Human activity challenges harmful stereotypes by naming them and shifting the dialogue toward how a human being should act, aiming to address the impact of societal expectations on relationships and violence. A grade 12 male-identified Phys Ed student reflected, “The ‘act like a man’ sheets made me open my eyes on how society expects people to behave.”

90 Minute Session


Dive deep into the concept of consent. In this session, we’ll debunk common myths, shed light on the reality of consent, and explore what it truly means, looks like, and feels like. Athletes will gain the knowledge and tools to recognize the absence of consent and learn how to put consent into action, promoting a culture of respect and safety.

Learning Objectives:

  • Characterize what consent looks like, feels like, and sounds like, as well as identify the absence of consent.
  • Understand how consent can impact the feeling of safety among players.
  • Evaluate the importance of setting boundaries.
  • Realize how personal actions contribute to creating a safe team environment.
“Great for student-athletes in order to foster healthy communities and team atmosphere.”
-Queen’s Men’s Football Player


Our Scenario Activity illustrates the impacts of practicing consent on athlete safety and team dynamics. Participants analyze scenarios, identifying signs of consent in contrast with signs of its absence – exploring how it looks, feels, and sounds. A Dalhousie Tennis Player noted, “The scenarios were good examples of the importance of consent in the sports world, not just romantic relationships.”


Youth for Consent Culture is committed to providing equitable access to education. We strive to ensure that our programs are financially accessible to all. To support this commitment, we have adopted a flexible pricing model that takes into account various financial situations.