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Sexual Violence & Consent Law Public Educator

from Edmonton, Canada

Connect with Nicholette Bernier,

Sexual Violence & Consent Law Public Educator

from Edmonton, Canada



Sexual Violence & Consent Law Public Educator

I am a(n):

Crisis Support Specialist for Survivors of Sexual Violence | Trauma Informed Practitioner | Sexual Violence Educator | Consent Law Specialist | Mentor Educator In-Training | Snack Aficianado | Animal Enthusiast | Podcast Addict | Feminist | Lifelong Learner | Aspiring Tarot Reader

What I do:

The best way to prevent sexual violence is to empower communities and individuals with accurate, non-victim blaming information. As the director of SACE's public education team, it is my goal to help empower individuals and communities to take action against sexual violence. To accomplish this, my team and I deliver presentations, workshops and seminars, distributes brochures, and attend community events.  


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My Offer:

I am most interested in using Pick My Brain to be a resource for anyone out there who is interested in learning more about the following topics:

> sexual violence including the cultural context in which it exists
> definitions, and sexual assault within the criminal code
> sexual violence facilitated through technology
> communication and support skills
> victim blaming
> anti-oppression
> trauma
> intimate partner violence
> suicide intervention
> feminism
> community resources available for survivors
> current events, trends and legalites
> etc.

My ideal target audience:

Students, the public, sexual assault survivors, professionals, parents, etc. Anyone who wants to increase their knowledge on this very important topic.

Reach out if you want to:

  • learn more about - violence, stats, trends, consent law, resources available, etc - in one 30 minute conversation.
  • learn more about victim blaming - what it is, how to recognize it, and how to challenge it.
  • learn what it means to be a sexual violence crisis supporter
  • spread awareness about sexual assault and child sexual abuse.
  • think about different ways to talk to children about sexual abuse and consent.
  • better understand the current trends and case studies.
  • learn about the biggest myths or non-truths about sexual assault, and why these are often so harmful for those who have experienced sexual violence.
  • access resources available for those who have experienced sexual assault or abuse.
  • understand what it means for Canada to have an 'affirmative standard of consent', and why this is important.
  • better understand the impacts of sexual violence trauma and how to best support someone experiencing them.
  • support someone who has experienced sexual assault or abuse.
  • prevent child sexual abuse and teach children personal safety without relying on "stranger danger" messages.


Why me:

My primary role for the past 8 years has been to co-ordinate the SACE Public Education team and to provide workshops and educational programming on sexual violence to the community of Edmonton. In this time I have had the opportunity to facilitate anti-sexual violence education for thousands of youth, adults, and professionals throughout Alberta. In 2015 I was promoted to Director of Community Engagement, and in addition to my role as a Public Educator I now manage a team of 10 individuals. I am both dedicated to, and experienced in, empowering communities to take a stand against sexual violence and supporting those impacted by this crime.

A little bit about myself:

> Spunky Feminist
> Non-Profit Worker
> Non Fiction Book Nerd
> Lisa Simpson Lover
> Cat & Dog Pet Parent
> Newly Wed
> Big Advocate
> Public Speaker
> Easy to talk to
> Open Book

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My portfolio:

Our new group of Support and Information Line volunteers have completed their first week of training! During the 60 hours of training we cover topics including communication and support skills, information about sexual violence including the cultural context in which it exists, definitions, and sexual assault within the criminal code. Training also includes sessions on anti-oppression, trauma, sexual violence facilitated through technology, intimate partner violence, stalking, suicide intervention, the criminal justice system, sexual violence in diverse communities, community resources, and self-care.

We are so grateful for our incredible community of volunteers. Without them, the Support and Information Line would not be possible!

Let me know if you have any questions about being a volunteer.

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SACE runs Info Nights for caregivers of children and youth who have experienced sexual abuse/assault.

There is no fee for these info nights but registration is required. For more information or to register, email Emma at or call 780-423-4102!

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International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia. SACE strives to be a supportive and welcoming place for people who are part of LGBTQ+ communities and today we celebrate sexual and gender diversity!

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Adding our voices and support for people impacted by sexual violence at the @aasas_ab #IBelieveYou 2017 launch!

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