Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy 2018-02-18T17:59:37+00:00

Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy

Attending one of Ontario’s public colleges, universities, or private career colleges should be a time of personal fulfillment, growth, and opportunity. The government is committed to working closely with all postsecondary institutions to help students learn, study, and experience campus life at its finest, free from sexual violence and harassment.

Sexual Violence and Harassment is defined as an act committed against someone without that person’s freely given consent.  Sexual violence is divided into the following types:

  • Completed or attempted forced penetration of a victim
  • Completed or attempted alcohol/drug-facilitated penetration of a victim
  • Completed or attempted forced acts in which a victim is made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else
  • Completed or attempted alcohol/drug-facilitated acts in which a victim is made to penetrate a perpetrator or someone else
  • Non-physically forced penetration which occurs after a person is pressured verbally or through intimidation or misuse of authority to consent or acquiesce
  • Unwanted sexual contact
  • Non-contact unwanted sexual experiences
  • Unwelcome sexual advances
  • Unwelcome requests for sexual favours
  • Unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature
  • Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature

In the event that sexual violence and/or harassment occur, below are steps in which to address the situation:

  • Report the incident to a superior
  • Call local police

Possible avenues for support include:

  • Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel 
    905-273- 9442 (24hrs/day crisis line)
    905-273- 3337-Information
  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault Care Centre for York Region at Mackenzie Health  
    Phone Numbers: 905-832- 1406 ext. 2
  • Call the Assaulted Women’s Helpline:
    1-866- 863-0511 (Toll Free) 1-866- 863-7868 (TTY) 416-863- 0511 (Toronto)
  • Survivors also have access to a 24-hour, multilingual, toll-free phone line for immediate crisis and referral services at 1-866- 887-0015

Don’t allow harassment to jeopardize your rights and opportunity for education

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