Experiential Learning Project

Possibility Seeds’ Courage to Act project led the first national research-to-action project on sexual harassment faced by students in experiential learning contexts (e.g. internships, practicums, placements, and co-ops) at the post-secondary level.

Students are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment in the workplace as a result of power differentials between students and employers, supervisors, and instructors. Students also rely on experiential learning opportunities to complete their education and gain employment post-graduation. Sexual harassment should never be the price students pay to enter their industry. Possibility Seeds created several strategies, resources, and tools for post-secondary institutions, staff, students, and experiential learning providers to address this urgent issue.

Project Resources

Download and share our suite of free practical tools and resources, including a model for responding to disclosures of sexual harassment and violence in professional settings; a workbook for building protocols to respond to sexual harassment and violence in experiential learning; and policy and legislative recommendations to protect students from sexual harassment and violence in experiential learning contexts.

Sexual Harassment in Experiential Learning: A Price Students Shouldn’t Have to Pay

Le harcèlement sexuel en contexte d’apprentissage expérientiel : un prix que la communauté étudiante ne devrait pas avoir à payer

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The Research Team

Britney De Costa (she/her)
Project Lead


Andréanne St-Gelais (she/her/elle) Bilingual Project Coordinator

Farrah Khan (she/her)
Project Advisor

Laxana Paskaran (she/her)
Research Assistant

Noémie Veilleux (she/her/elle)
Bilingual Research Assistant

Tess Hopkins (she/they)
MSW Placement Student

Community Partners

Resources for Support

Find resources, support, and information on sexual harassment in your province or territory.