Access the program
The program is hosted on myCourses, McGill’s online Learning Management System.
To access the program, log in to myCourses using your McGill credentials (i.e., your email and password) by clicking on the button below:
If you don’t see the program right away, follow these steps:
- Click "View All Courses."
- Search for "It Takes All of Us" – to do this select the “All” tab and then type “It Takes All of Us” in the search bar.
- If you still don't see the module, please contact IT support via McGill's IT Service Portal.
Please know if you need confidential support or an accommodation for completing this training, OSVRSE is here for you. Reach out to us at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.
On January 30, 2023, McGill relaunched a completely updated version of It Takes All of Us.
It Takes All of Us is a learning program that strives to increase awareness of sexual violence, to ensure that our campus culture is based on respect and consent, and to help create a community free of sexual violence. It consists of five modules that use character-driven scenarios to teach important topics surrounding sexual violence and its impact. All staff, faculty, and students complete the same version of the program.
As part of McGill’s Policy Against Sexual Violence, and in accordance with Quebec Law P-22.1, it is important for anyone who studies or works at McGill to have a shared understanding of the key concepts around preventing sexual violence on our campus. Because of the substantial changes made to the program, all members of the McGill community are required to take this updated version of It Takes All of Us.
Access and completion dates
All McGill community members—students, staff, and faculty—are enrolled in the new version of the program, regardless of whether or not they have completed a previous version, at McGill or another institution. Use the chart below to find your approximate date of access and completion date.
|Group||Program access date||Completion deadline|
|All current students (including Winter and Summer 2023 admits)||January 30, 2023||November 6, 2023|
|Incoming students - Fall 2023 admits||August 15, 2023 (tentative)||November 6, 2023|
|Incoming students - Winter 2024 admits||October 15, 2023 (tentative)||March 11, 2024|
|Incoming students - Summer 2024 admits||Not applicable||Not applicable|
|All academic and non-academic staff and/or employees, including casual staff, whose start date was on or before January 30, 2023||January 30, 2023||May 28, 2023|
|All newly hired academic and non-academic staff and/or employees, including casual staff, whose start date is after January 30, 2023||One (1) day after start date||Three (3) months following employment start date|
Before starting the program
How long does the program take?
On average, the program takes about 60 minutes to complete.
If you need confidential support or an accommodation for completing this training, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.
This program is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including all students, staff, and faculty.
Yes, this updated program is mandatory for everyone at McGill, including all students, staff and faculty, regardless of whether you completed the original version.
Quebec Law P-22.1, An Act to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions, requires every post-secondary institution in Quebec (universities and CEGEPs) to provide sexual violence education and awareness training by law. At McGill, we see this program as one step towards enhancing individual and collective awareness and understanding sexual violence, which is essential to our campus-wide work on sexual violence prevention and response.
Students who have not completed the program by the applicable deadline will have a hold placed on their account in Minerva, preventing them from registering for their next term; the hold will be removed within 1 business day of completing the program.
Staff and faculty must complete the program by the applicable deadline. Those who do not will receive regular reminders and can be requested to report on completion in their annual activity reports.
Note that any student, staff, or faculty member who requires an accommodation will still receive a completion record to avoid having to disclose the accommodation.
Yes, All McGill community members complete the same program. There are no longer separate versions for students and employees.
No, since there is only one version of the program, you only need to complete the program once.
The program is hosted on myCourses, McGill’s online Learning Management System. To access the program, log in to myCourses using your McGill credentials (i.e., your email and password). If you don’t see the program, make sure you click “View All Courses” and search “It Takes All of Us.”
While you can complete the program on a PC, laptop, or mobile device, we recommend using a laptop or PC (as opposed to a mobile device) via Google Chrome.
I have previously completed sexual violence training at Concordia University or another educational institution. Do I also have to complete the program at McGill?
While another institution’s training might be similar to that of McGill University, there are important differences in the explanation of McGill’s policies, reporting mechanisms, and resources for supporting survivors of sexual violence. For that reason, you must complete McGill’s version of the online training even if you have completed the one offered by Concordia or another educational institution.
No, Quebec inter-university transfer students are exempt from having to complete the program at McGill because they are required to complete training at their home university.
McGill Library offers over 600 computer workstations throughout the Library system for use by McGill students, faculty and staff; visit this page for more details: https://www.mcgill.ca/library/services/computers. For specific computer access needs, please email osvrse [at] mcgill.ca.
Yes, the program is available in both English and French. You can select which language version you prefer on the course homepage in myCourses.
I am supposed to have access to the program, but I am unable to locate the program on myCourses. What do I do?
In myCourses, make sure you click “View All Courses” and search “It Takes All of Us.” If you still don’t see it or don’t have access to myCourses email osvrse [at] mcgill.ca with your McGill ID and a description of the issue.
During the program
If you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need confidential support or an accommodation to complete this training, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.
If you feel like you need to catch your breath before reaching out to someone, you can always click the “Take a break” icon and let yourself be guided through a calming breathing technique.
You can also click the “Need support” icon for a list of 24/7 resources available, as well as the resources on campus.
You can click on the “Take a break” icon at any point during training to be guided through a 5-5 breathing technique if you’re feeling overwhelmed or just need a break It will open in a separate window, it won’t affect your progress, and it’s a great way to pause and ground yourself while reviewing the content of the program.
Yes! So long as you access and work through the program while connected to the internet, your progress will always be saved so you can pick up where you left off the next time you open the program.
There are five modules in the program. A learning check will appear at the end of each module. You will notice it says “quiz”, but don’t worry! It’s simply our way of ensuring you work through all five modules of the training. Remember, the point of the learning checks is less about getting it right the first time and more about understanding why a response is the right one.
To achieve a “complete” for the training, follow these steps:
Review every section of each module to get to the learning check.
Answer all four questions of the learning check for each five modules.
Click “submit quiz.”
Once the quiz is submitted, review the feedback under each question before continuing to the next module to find whether your response was correct and why.
To enable closed captions when viewing videos, click the gear button at the bottom right of the video, select "Captions" and click "en-CA (CC)". Once enabled, all videos in the program will automatically start with captions on.
In addition to choosing an English or French version of the program, you can also set the myCourses interface (such as quiz buttons) in either official language via your account settings. Note that this preference will be applied throughout myCourses.
To change your language setting, click your name at the top right of myCourses, select “Account Settings”. Under “Locale & Language”, select your preferred language to display in myCourses.
I don’t see checkmarks next to the “Welcome/Quick Guide” module even though I completed it; will this affect my completion of the program?
While it does contain important information about the training and how to navigate it, viewing the “Welcome / Quick Guide” is not required for the completion of the program (i.e., checkmarks in “Content” are not required). Only the completion of Modules 1-5, the five learning checks, and Conclusion is required.
After completing the program
If you have been impacted by sexual violence, know that you are not alone. If you need confidential support don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) at osvrse [at] mcgill.ca or 514-398-3954.
If you have fully completed the program, you should see the Program completion page appear in the Conclusion module, which is set to release once you have completed all Learning Checks:
If you have fully completed the program, you will also receive an automated confirmation email within 1-2 business days confirming your program completion. If you do not see the confirmation email, please check your spam inbox folder to ensure that the email has not landed there.
If you have not received this email after 2 business days, please reach out to osvrse [at] mcgill.ca to ensure that your completion has been recorded.
I am a student and the Minerva "View Holds and Warnings" page says that I have a "UG-Acad Integrity Tutorial Hold". I already completed the It Takes All of Us program. What does this mean?
This message indicates that you have not yet completed the Academic Integrity Tutorial (AIT). The AIT has no affiliation with the It Takes All of Us program; it is a separate mandatory online program for students. To release the hold on your record related to the AIT, please complete the AIT in Minerva (under “Student Menu”).
The Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) offers educational workshops that provide tools to interrupt potentially harmful situations and support survivors of sexual violence. To learn more about the workshops, register, or request a tailored session for your unit or group, visit the OSVRSE webpage on workshops or email osvrse [at] mcgill.ca.
Our Shared Spaces began as an initiative put forward by a group of Floor Fellows with the goal of creating spaces for discussion around issues affecting their communities. Over the years and with the support of various community partners, the program has grown into an educational workshop series that creates spaces in which students are empowered to foster inclusive and equitable living and learning environments on campus. By holding space for respectful dialogue, Our Shared Spaces supports student development and affirms the plurality of student experiences of campus life.
The Sexual Assault Centre of the McGill Students' Society (SACOMSS) is a volunteer-run organization committed to supporting survivors of sexual assault and their allies through direct support, advocacy, and outreach.
Their services include Drop-In and Line (DIAL), Support Groups, Advocacy, and Outreach. Additionally, they offer sexual assault sensitivity training to McGill and Montreal groups, provide information and referrals, and organize events to raise awareness about sexual assault.
You can provide your feedback using the anonymous feedback form listed under the "Give feedback" tab on our website, or by emailing osvrse [at] mcgill.ca.
As a witness and/or support person, you can contact the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) for information and support. To learn more about how to be an active bystander and/or provide support to someone after a situation occurs, visit the OSVRSE webpage on supporting survivors.
To report an incident of sexual violence, you can contact the Office for Mediation and Reporting. To file a formal report of discrimination, harassment, or sexual violence; learn about policies and processes; or be connected to additional supports, book a consultation through their website.
There are many places at McGill where you can find support. For support services and resources, visit our resource page.
Employees are expected to complete the program as part of their regular workload and responsibilities. Employees who are usually submitting a timesheet in order to be paid will be allocated one (1) hour to complete the online training. This should be identified as "It Takes All of Us – Staff".
If you are a course lecturer or an invigilator, you will be automatically compensated one (1) hour of pay following your completion of the training.
This does not apply to students who take on a staff role during their studies, since they are already required to complete the program as a student.
Employees will be compensated at their regular hourly rate of work or at the rate specified in their respective collective agreement.
This does not apply to students who take on a staff role during their studies, since they are already required to complete the program as a student.
For further questions, reach out using this contact form or send an email to osvrse [at] mcgill.ca.
Anonymous feedback form
We are always looking to do better. To provide anonymous feedback about It Takes All of Us, please click on the button below to fill out the anonymous MS Form. Feedback will be collected on a regular basis and will be used to revise future versions of the program.
This version of It Takes All of Us was created as a collaboration between the Office for Sexual Violence Response, Support and Education (OSVRSE) and Teaching and Learning Services (TLS) at McGill University. All videos and graphics were produced by the talented Video production and graphic design teams at McGill Communications, with illustrations by tigris alt sakda. © McGill University, 2022.
It derives from Concordia University’s “It Takes All of Us – Creating a Campus Community Free of Sexual Violence” © Concordia University 2019, which is based upon expertise provided by Jennifer (JD) Drummond, Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) Coordinator, Concordia University, and other contributors, and developed by KnowledgeOne, Concordia University’s online education service provider.