Acknowledgements and Contributors

We received special permission from the Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women (formerly the Ontario Women’s Directorate) to reprint information from their 2013 publication, Developing a Response to Sexual Violence: A Resource Guide for Ontario’s Colleges and Universities. The University of New Hampshire Prevention Innovations Research Center provided permission for the use and adaptation of the ‘Four Things’ perspective-taking exercise, which is published in their bystander intervention program, Bringing in the Bystander. The Gender Boxes Exercise is adapted from an activity originally created by Paul Kivel for the Oakland Men’s Project, and he provided permission for its use in this program. All reprinted information is cited as such, and we are grateful to the Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women, the Prevention Innovations Research Center and Paul Kivel for their cooperation in this project.


The Second Edition of the Upstander Training project was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women. It was edited and produced by a team at Western University, including Leona Bruijns, Mitch Campbell, Danielle Carr, Carrie Charters, Ana Kruljevic, Rick Ezekiel, Jennifer McLean, Samantha Munro, Kenan Omercajic, Melanie Stone, and Angela Treglia. This iteration of the project was guided by the Upstander Project Advisory Committee, including representation from the following institutions: Carleton University, Fanshawe College, George Brown College, Middlesex London Health Unit, Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Queen’s University, Ryerson University, Trent University, University of Guelph, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, University of Windsor, Western University, and York University.


We would like to thank Western University’s President's’ Committee for the Safety of Women on Campus for the generous funding and support they provided to the First Edition of this project. Additionally, we would like to thank the project committee from Residence Life at Western University for their integral work on the First Edition of this project in 2014: Patrick Alain, Chris Alleyne, Caleb Butler, Mitch Campbell, Carrie Charters, Sonia Mardinly, Jennifer McLean, and Angela Treglia. This committee developed the concept, wrote and produced the Upstander Training video, and researched and developed the first edition of the Upstander Training Program, and the program simply could not exist without their passion and effort. The First Edition was created with guidance and feedback from staff at Western University, the Date Safe Project, the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program, the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and the Ontario Ministry of the Status of Women (formerly the Ontario Women’s Directorate).