Our Training

Good Night Out - training

WE KNOW that venues, clubs, bars and pubs are the experts when it comes to what happens on the premises, so we work closely with them to make sure they’re happy with the pledge and to help them work it into their existing policy. Whether you are a small local bar or a large scale multi- venue organization, the set of tools we offer enables staff to handle situations in a controlled manner when it comes to the reporting of sexual behaviour on the premises. This creates a safer environment for both patrons and service staff.

WE TRAIN industry staff on topics such as:

  • What is harassment, who experiences it?

  • How to create an environment that doesn’t tolerate harassment.

  • How can we help create an environment that doesn’t tolerate harassment?

  • How can racism and homophobia intersect with sexual harassment?

  • How can racism and homophobia intersect with sexual harassment?

  • How to respond to someone disclosing sexual assault.

  • Practical tips on dealing with a situation of harassment de-escalation techniques, responding to shock and trauma.

  • How to link GNO to your existing safety policies.

  • Harm reduction in nightlife.


Music Festival Services

Good Night Out is a feminist based harm reduction program. We offer training and services on a variety of issues relating to
nightlife and mass music gatherings, specifically focusing on the prevention of sexual assault, the promotion of Consent Culture, and education about reducing the harms related to substance use. We can customize our services to your needs and budget.

Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention
2-4 hour workshop for staff and volunteers

  • Overview of sexual assault and the music industry

  • Community Concerns 

  • Creating a consent culture at your event

  • Risk factors relating to assault and how to mitigate them

  • How to respond to disclosures of harassment and assault at your event

  • Drug facilitated sexual assault

  • Auditing your event for safety and sexual assault prevention

  • The legal context of harassment and assault in Canada

  • Creating a sexual assault policy for your event

  • How to engage the crowd in a meaningful way to address sexual harassment and assault

  • Messaging (Pre show and during the event)

Establishing a Harm Reduction Framework for your event

  • Assessment of festival

  • Policy and Procedure handbook

  • Training manual for volunteers

  • Training session for volunteers and training of a harm reduction manager

  • Sample schedule

  • Supply list & information about how to acquire

  • Integration of harm reduction into first aid and security services

  • Volunteer job description & shift roles

  • Sample social media and on site messaging

  • Manager Job description

  • Orientation and handoff

Supervision & implementation of Harm Reduction during the festival

Includes: 

  • All of the above 
  • Two at site managers to oversee the operations of the harm reduction team

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On Site - Event Harm Reduction

GNO representatives are trained in non-violent crisis intervention or conflict resolution skills as well as CPR and overdose management training. At events we approach harm reduction with a fun approach with an aim educate patrons on consent culture and safe partying tips. 

We also offer on-hand harm reduction volunteer and staff training for:

Universities

We have done many talks and presentations at universities for staff and students, and can also train staff and perform harm reduction at events.

Festivals

We have done in-person harm reduction at festivals as well as staff training and producing videos for festival-goer awareness.

Nightlife Events

We provide in-person harm reduction at events.

Activist Events

We do talks and presentations, including teaching how to administer narcan in the case of an overdose.  

And more!  We can customize workshops to fit your needs.