The Hive Gender Advocacy Center is a service provided by the Dawson Student Union. The Hive offers resources for mental, physical, and sexual well-being. They distribute free condoms, lube, tampons, pads, and pregnancy tests, as well as discounted menstrual cups and chest binders! The Hive office has a library for students to borrow from and a couch that is available for breast pumping/feeding or panic attack de-escalation. There is always a coordinator present to answer questions and help refer students to the specific support they need within the college or city.
Our services are accessible during the Fall and Winter semesters to all currently enrolled Dawson students. Our work is informed by an intersectional, anti-oppressive and trauma-informed/harm reductive lens.
- Advocates for a safer school environment by offering information and education to all students and staff, including the design and facilitation of mandatory workshops surrounding consent to all DSU club executives.
- Offers crisis intervention and short-term counselling in a confidential, supportive and non-judgmental environment.
- Provides students with access to free or low-cost materials, resources and information surrounding sexual health, sexuality and gender.
- Provides students with referrals to other resources both in- and outside of Dawson to support their needs and healing.
Gustavo Guzman - The Hive Coordinator
Office #: 514-931-8731 ext 1082
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