The Bystander Initiative

The Bystander Initiative

Bystander Facilitators and Dr. Frankie Cachon in front of promotional backgroundWe Are All Bystanders. 

We believe every member of our campus has the potential to intervene and prevent sexual violence before it happens. The Bystander Initiative can teach you how.

We offer the Bringing in the Bystander™ workshops as well as two full semester academic courses for students who would like to learn more and contribute to the completion of their degree audit.

Historically, the word "bystander" has been used negatively to describe someone who chose not to intervene in a harmful situation. But we believe bystanders can and will intervene in both small and big ways if they are given the tools to recognize harm and respond safely and effectively.

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About the Bystander Initiative

The UWindsor Bystander Initiative (BI) is a comprehensive, campus-wide approach to sexual violence prevention. Our approach, unique in Canada, is designed to produce a series of small but persistent changes in students’ thinking and behaviour.

Over time, our goal is to shift the campus climate, to build a community that looks out for each other and does not tolerate sexual violence.

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Danielle Reaume

For all general inquiries about the Bystander Initiative, the Bringing in the Bystander® workshop, our academic courses, our student leaders, or our faculty partners, please contact Danielle (She/Her):

519-253-3000 ext. 2061