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Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy


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Purpose:
All College students have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence.

This document sets out the College’s policy on sexual violence involving the College’s students, provides information about the supports and services available to students, at the College and in the community, and outlines the College’s investigative processes for in regard to sexual violence.

Application & Scope:
This Policy applies to all students of the OREA Real Estate College (the “College”).
This Policy applies to sexual violence involving students enrolled at the College.

Definitions:
Sexual Violence
Sexual violence means any sexual act or act targeting a person’s sexuality, gender identity or gender expression, whether the act is physical or psychological in nature, that is committed, threatened or attempted against a person without the person’s consent, and includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.

Policy Statement:
The College prohibits violence or the threat of violence in any form, including but not limited to sexual violence. The College is committed to providing its students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating those students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.

To that end, the College will provide a copy of this Policy to its students, and educate them together with the College’s management, employees and contractors about this Policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence against College students and how to reduce the risk of such situations arising.

Where a complaint of sexual violence is made under this Policy, the College will respond promptly and take all reasonable and appropriate steps to deal with the situation.

Reporting and Complaints of Sexual Violence:
Students, faculty and College staff will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving College students including by reporting immediately to the Director of the OREA Real Estate College (the “Director”), if a College student has been subject to, has witnessed or has knowledge of sexual violence involving a College student, or has reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur involving a College student. The Director may be reached by phone at 416-442-3415 or by email at: shelley@orea.com.

A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this Policy, by any student of the College, to the Director, in writing at: shelley@orea.com.

The College will treat all complaints and reports of sexual violence as confidentially as possible, releasing information only to those with a need or right to know, except in those circumstances in which it believes an individual is at imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on the College’s campus or in the broader community are at risk. In order to protect and keep confidential the personal information of the persons involved in an investigation the College will ensure that all information is kept in locked cabinets and such information is accessible only to the Director and/or his/her designate.

Investigating Reports and Complaints of Sexual Violence:
Upon receiving a report or complaint of sexual violence, the Director, or his/her designate, will interview the alleged victim or complainant as the case may be. In the case of a complaint the Director will determine whether or not the complainant has a valid complaint under this Policy that merits further investigation. The Director will inform the complainant whether or not an investigation will be conducted. In the case of a report by a person other than the alleged victim the Director will determine whether or not an investigation should be conducted and will advise the alleged victim of his/her decision. The College recognizes that a victim of sexual violence may choose not to request an investigation by the College. However, in certain circumstances, the College may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the victim’s consent, if it believes the safety of members of its campus or the broader community are at risk. The victim has the right not to participate in any investigation that the College may undertake.

When warranted, the Director, or his/her designate, will initiate an investigation.

The Director will determine what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation. For example, if the complainant and respondent are attending the same classes the Director may place them in different classes or have the respondent study from home while the investigation is underway.

The Director will inform the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations.

The Director, or his/her designate, will interview the complainant, the respondent, any other person involved in the incident and any witnesses identified by either party or by the Director. A party to an investigation has the right to have a person present with him or her at every stage of the process.

The Director will provide reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation.

Where criminal and/or civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence the College may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures.

Accommodating Victims of Sexual Violence, Supports and Services:
Students are not required to report an incident of, or make a complaint about, sexual violence under the complaint process contained in this Policy in order to obtain the supports, services and/or accommodation.

The College shall appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. For example, the College will assist students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care and provide students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation.

A complainant seeking accommodation should contact the Director at 416-442-3415.

Appendix 1 to this Policy provides information about the supports and services available in the community for students who are affected by sexual violence.

Corrective Actions and Disciplinary Measures:
If the Director determines that a College student or other member of the College has committed an act of sexual violence against a College student, the Director will impose the appropriate disciplinary or corrective action up to and including termination of services/employment for instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

The Director will communicate the outcome of the investigation to the complainant and respondent in writing.

Making False Statements:
It is a violation of this Policy for anyone to knowingly make a false complaint of sexual violence or to provide false information about a complaint. Individuals who violate this Policy are subject to disciplinary and / or corrective action, up to and including termination of services/employment for instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

Reprisal:
It is a violation of this Policy to retaliate or threaten to retaliate against a complainant who has brought forward a complaint of sexual violence, a person who has provided information related to a complaint or otherwise been involved in the complaint investigation process. Individuals participating in investigations will be protected against retaliations. For example, the College may move participants to different classes or permit the complainant to study from home if he/she wishes.

Collection of Student Data:
The College shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required in accordance with section 32.1(8), (10) and (11) of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, as amended.

Appendix 1
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres - Ontario

Provincial:
English

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
#SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile
GTA TTY: 416-364- 8762
www.awhl.org

Français

Fem’aide
Telephone toll-free: 1-877-336-2433
ATS: 1 866 860-7082
www.femaide.ca

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

35 hospital-based centres that provide 24/7 emergency care to women. To locate the Sexual
Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre nearest you, follow this link:
http://www.satcontario.com/en/view.php?key=42&menu=37&lang=en

Local:

Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia

Huronia Transition Homes operates - La Maison Rosewood Shelter (Midland) & Athena's Sexual Assault Counselling and Advocacy Centre
24-hour crisis line: -800-461-1750
South Simcoe: 705-737-2008 or 1-800-987-0799
North Simcoe: 705-526-4211 or 1-800-461-1750
Office: 705-526-3221
www.huroniatransitionhomes.ca

Belleville

Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District
Toll-Free: 1-877-544-6424
Office: 613-967-6300 www.sacqd.com

Bracebridge

Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
www.daphnewymn.com

Parry Sound District Office -
Office: (705) 774-9083 or 1-877-851-6662

Muskoka District Office -
Office: (705) 646-2122 or 1-877-406-1268

Brantford

Sexual Assault Centre of Brantford
Crisis: 519-751-3471
Office: 519-751-1164
sexualassaultcentre@sacbrant.ca
http://sacbrant.ca/

Brockville

Assault Response & Care Centre of Leeds and Grenville
Office: (613) 345-3881 or 1-800-567-7415
arcc@bgh-on.ca
www.arc-c.ca

Chatham

Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-354-8688
Office/TTY: 519-354-8908
http://cksacc.org/

Cornwall

Sexual Assault Support Services for Women
Office:613-932-1755
http://sassforwomen.ca/

Iethinisten:ha Women’s Shelter - Akwasasne Family Violence Program
24 Hour Crisis: 1-800-480-4208
Phone: 613-937-4322
www.akwesasne.ca/iethinistenha-womens’s-shelter

Durham Region

Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis: 905-668-9200
Office: 905-444.9672
info@drcc.ca
www.drcc.ca

Eganville

Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
24 hour crisis: 1-800-663-3060
Office: 613-735-5551
www.wsac.ca

Guelph

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Crisis: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
Office: 519-826-1110
www.gwwomenincrisis.org

Hamilton

Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area)
Crisis: (905) 525-4162
Office (905) 525-4573
TTY: 905-525-4592
www.sacha.ca

Kenora

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: (807) 468-7233 or 1-800-565-6161
Office: (807) 468-7958
www.kenorasexualassaultcentre.com

Kingston

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Crisis: 613-544-6424 or 1-877-544-6424
Office: 613-545-0762
sack@sackingston.com
www.sackingston.com

Kitchener-Waterloo

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Crisis: 519.741.8633
Office: 519.571.0121
info@sascwr.org

London

Sexual Assault Centre London
Crisis: 519-438-2272
Office 519-439-0844
TTY: 519-439-0690
sacl@sacl.ca
www.sacl.ca

London Abused Women’s Centre
Office: 519-432-2204
E-Mail: info@lawc.on.ca
http://lawc.on.ca/

Peel Region

Hope 24/7 (formerly the Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel)
Crisis:1-800-810-0180
Office: (905) 792-0821
http://hope247.ca/

Newmarket

Women’s Support Network of York Region
Crisis: 1-800-263-6734 or 905-895-7313
Office: (905) 895-3646
www.womenssupportnetwork.ca

North Bay

Amelia Rising Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Nippising/centre d’aggressions sexuelles de nippising
Crisis: 705-476-3355
Office: 705-840-2403
TTY: (705) 840-5877
info@ameliarising.ca
www.ameliarising.ca

Oakville

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton
Crisis: 905-875-1555 or 1-877-268-8416
Office: 905-825-3622
www.savisofhalton.org

Orangeville

Family Transition Place
Crisis: 1-800-265-9178
Office: 519-942-4122
www.familytransitionplace.ca

Ottawa

Sexual Assault Support Centre
Crisis: 613-234-2266
Phone: 613-725-2160
TTY: 613-725-1657
info@sascottawa.com
http://sascottawa.com

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis: 613-562-2333
Office: 613-562-2334
http://orcc.net/

Peterborough & Kawarthas

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: 1-866-298-7778
Office/TTY: (705) 748-5901
www.kawarthasexualassaultcentre.com

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Crisis: 1-800-461-7656
Office: 705-743-3526
www.ywcapeterborough.org

Sault Ste Marie

Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
Crisis: 705-759-1230 or 1-877-759-1230
www.womenincrisis.ca

Sarnia-Lambton

Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Sarnia-Lambton
Crisis: 519 337-3320 or 1-888-231-0536
Office: (519) 337-3154
www.facebook.com/sascsarnia

Simcoe

Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Service
Crisis: 1-800-265-8076
TTY: 1-800-815-6419
Office: 519-426-8048
hnws@hnws.on.ca
www.hnws.on.ca

St. Catharines

Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: (905) 682-4584
Office: (905) 682-7258
carsa@sexualassaultniagara.org
http://niagarasexualassaultcentre.com/

Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Crisis and Counselling Centre
Crisis: 1-807-344-4502
Office: (807) 345-0894
info@tbsasa.org
www.tbsasa.org

Timmins

Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
Crisis: 1-877-268-8380 (sexual assault)
Crisis: 1-855-827-7233 (shelter)
Office: (705) 268-8381
info@tawc.ca
http://www.tawc.ca/

Toronto

Oasis Centre des Femmes
Téléphone : 416-591-6565
Courriel : services@oasisfemmes.org http://oasisfemmes.org/

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: Multicultural Women Against Rape
Crisis: 416-597-8808
Office: 416-597-1171
info@trccmwar.ca
crisis@trccmwar.ca
www.trccmwar.ca

Windsor

Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
Crisis: 519-253-9667
www.saccwindsor.net

Woodstock

Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
Crisis: 519 539-4811 or 1-800-265-1938
info@daso.ca
www.daso.ca

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