Training and educational materials about sexual misconduct

Training and educational materials to help Defence Team members understand, respond to and prevent sexual misconduct.

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Discussion material for professional development sessions

Professional Development Library

Professional Development (PD) Library consists of resources that assist units in conducting PD sessions about the issue of sexual misconduct. The materials provided will help Defence Team members examine how to prevent sexual misconduct, respond to incidents, and support affected persons.

Learn more about the Professional Development Library.


Presentations that can be used to educate Defence Team members about sexual misconduct and intervention strategies.

Sexual misconduct

Describes the spectrum of sexual misconduct and discusses strategies for understanding, responding to, and preventing it in the Defence Team.

This training is designed for leadership at all levels to generate active discussion on the topic of sexual misconduct.

Bystander intervention

Describes the concept of bystander intervention and discusses strategies to prevent or stop someone from committing sexual misconduct.

This training is designed to be delivered by a trained facilitator and a co-facilitator wherever possible. One facilitator should ideally have skills in dealing with participants experiencing a negative reaction or having an emotional response to learning content (social worker, padre, medical health professional or someone who has been specifically trained in victim support).

Workshops and training

These workshops and courses can provide some guidance to prevent and address sexual misconduct.

Respect in the CAF Workshop
An interactive workshop that promotes respect in the CAF through increased awareness and understanding. It is intended to empower CAF members to take a stand against sexual misconduct and encourage exemplary conduct.

Understanding Diversity and Employment Equity (accessible only on the Defence Learning Network)
An introductory learning tool for all employees who are new to the topic of diversity and employment equity, or as a refresher for those who have some previous training.

Introduction to Defence Ethics (accessible only on the Defence Learning Network)
An exploration of the meaning of ethics in government and what they imply for Department of National Defence employees and CAF members.

Introduction to Gender Based Analysis Plus
Introduction to Gender based analysis plus (GBA+) and its related concepts, giving you the knowledge and tools to use GBA+ to enhance your work.

More educational material and guidance

Manuals, graphics, videos, facts and tips to help you better understand sexual misconduct, and how to recognize and respond to it.

Glossary on Sexual Misconduct
A list of terms and definitions related to sexual misconduct used by the Canadian Armed Forces.

Spectrum of sexual misconduct
A graphic illustrating the range of attitudes, beliefs, and actions that constitute sexual misconduct and contribute to a toxic work environment.

Understanding consent
Learn more about consent and how important it is, particularly in a military context where power and rank differentials may place consent in question.

Sexual misconduct myths and facts
Get the facts about commonly held beliefs, attitudes, and assumptions about sexual misconduct.

Six steps to bystander action
Tips for intervening when faced with sexual misconduct.

Bystander intervention strategies
Options for preventing harm and intervening when there is a risk of sexual misconduct.

Recognizing and responding to domestic violence
Increase your awareness of the impacts of domestic violence, and how to recognize it.

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