The Consent Project

Project Summary

The Consent Project is a public legal education initiative targeted at students grades 8-12. The project focuses on consent education and the legal and practical issues surrounding consent, sexual activity, and sexual assault. The workshops are designed to help students understand their rights and responsibilities with respect to sexuality and consent, particularly when it comes to their intimate relationships. Topics covered include: the meaning of consent, the Criminal Code as it applies to consent, a discussion of the sexual activities that require consent, sexting, and child pornography. Students will be required to conduct a minimum of 3 presentations per semester.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 15 students
– No prerequisites required

Area of Law

– Criminal Law

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Public speaking skills
– Legal research and writing

Project Type

Public Legal Education Project

Project Timeline

Each presentation will run for approximately 1-1.5 hours. All presentations will take place between the hours of 8am – 3:30pm

– Project-specific training: September
– Presentations scheduled between October and March