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Canada Heavy Equipment College
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

 

Policy Application

 

The Policy applies to all career college students of Canada Heavy Equipment College; from now on referred to as CHEC.

 

The Scope

 

The policy applies to complaints of sexual violence that have occurred on CHEC related to the career college campus, in the truck or anything owned or operated by CHEC or at one of our events and involve our students.

 

Purpose and Intent

 

All of CHEC career college students have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence. 

 

This document sets out our policy on sexual violence involving our students, defines the prohibited behaviours, and outlines our investigative processes for sexual violence.

 

Policy Objectives

 

CHEC is committed to providing our students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.

 

To that end CHEC will provide a copy of the policy to our students, and educate them together with our career college management, employees and contractors about this Policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence against our students and how to reduce it.

 

Where a complaint has been made, under this Policy, of sexual violence CHEC will take reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:

 

Definition of Sexual Violence

 

This Policy prohibits sexual violence which means any sexual act or act targets 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.

 

 

Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence

 

Students, faculty and staff of CHEC will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving our students on our career college campus or events by reporting immediately to the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow if our students have been subject to, or they have witnessed or have knowledge of sexual violence involving our students, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur which involves our students.

 

If students, in good faith, report an incident of, or make a complaint about, sexual violence, they will not be subject to discipline or sanctions for violations of the private career college's policies relating to drug or alcohol use at the time the alleged sexual violence occurred.

 

Students who disclose their experience of sexual violence through reporting an incident of, making a complaint about, or accessing supports and services for sexual violence, will not be asked irrelevant questions during the investigation process by the private career college’s staff or investigators, including irrelevant questions relating to the student’s sexual expression or past sexual history.

 

Subject to paragraph 7 below, to the extent it is possible, Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow will attempt to keep all information disclosed confidential except in those circumstances it believes an individual is an imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on our campus or the broader community are at risk.

 

CHEC recognizes the right of the complainant to determine how her or his complaint will be dealt with.  However, in certain circumstances, CHEC may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant's consent, if it believes the safety of members of its campus or the broader community is at risk.

 

A complainant seeking accommodation should contact Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow.

 

Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence

 

A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this Policy, by any student of our career college, to the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow in writing.

 

A complainant may ask another person to be present during the investigation.

 

Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow will initiate an investigation, including as follows:

 

determining whether the incident should be referred immediately to police;
determining what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation;
meeting with the complainant to determine the date and time of the incident, the persons involved, the names of any person who witnessed the incident and a complete description of what occurred;
interviewing the complainant, any personal involved in the incident and any identified witnesses;
interviewing any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incidents;
informing the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations;
providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation; and
determining what disciplinary action, if any should be taken.

 

Disciplinary Measures

 

If it is determined by CHEC that a student of our career college has been involved in sexual violence, immediate or corrective action will be taken up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

 

In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, CHEC will assist police agencies, lawyers, insurance companies, and courts to the fullest extent.

 

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

 

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 employment of 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, provided information related to a complaint, or otherwise been involved in the complaint investigation process.

 

Review

 

This Policy will be reviewed 3 years after it is first implemented.

 

 

Collection of Student Data

 

CHEC shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsection 32. 3 (3), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, as amended.

 

Resources

 

TBD - Appendix 1 lists provincial rape crisis centres which could be provided as resources.

 

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

TTY: 416-364-8762

www.awhl.org

 

French

Fem'aide

Telephone toll-free 1-877-336-2433

ATS: 1-866-860-7082

www.femaide.ca

 

 

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres

 

Local

 

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre

519-744-3311

http://www.smgh.ca/patient-care-programs/community-based-programs/waterloo-region-sexual-assault-and-domestic-violence-treatment-centre/

 

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region

Support Line 519-741-8633

Office:  519-571-0121

info@sascwr.org

www.kwsasc.org

 

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

519-836-5710 or toll free  1-800-265-7233

www.gwwomenincrisis.org

Office 519-836-1110

 

Sexual Assault Centre Brantford

24 Hour Crisis:  519-751-3471

Office:  519-751-1164

email:  sexual assaultcentre@sacbrant.ca

http://sacbrant.ca/

 

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:

Barrie: 705-737-2008 or 1-800-987-0799

Midland: 705-526-4211 or 1-800-461-175

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

Parry Sound District Office

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

www.daphnewymn.com

Muskoka District Office

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

www.daphnewymn.com

 

Brockville

 

Assault Response & Care Centre

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-women’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

 

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

 

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 905-895-6734

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: (705) 741- 0260 or 1-866-298-7778

Office/TTY: (705) 741-0260

www.kawarthasexualassaultcentre.com

 

YWCA Peterborough Haliburton

Crisis: 1-800-461-7656

Office: 705.743.3526 x 130

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.sexualassaultsarnia.on.ca

 

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. Catherines

 

Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre

Crisis:  (905) 682-4584

Office:  (905) 682-7258

carsa@sexualassaultniagara.org

http://sexualassaultniagara.org/

 

Thunder Bay

 

Thunder Bay Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Crisis and Counselling Centre

Office: (807) 345-0894 or 1-866-311-5927

tbcounselling@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

 


Canada Heavy Equipment College 
Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

 

1. Policy Application

The Policy applies to all career college students of Canada Heavy Equipment College; from now on referred to as CHEC.

 

2. The Scope

The policy applies to complaints of sexual violence that have occurred on CHEC related to the career college campus, in the truck or anything owned or operated by CHEC or at one of our events and involve our students. 

 

3. Purpose and Intent

All of CHEC career college students have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence.  
This document sets out our policy on sexual violence involving our students, defines the prohibited behaviours, and outlines our investigative processes for sexual violence. 

4. Policy Objectives

CHEC is committed to providing our students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect. 
To that end CHEC will provide a copy of the policy to our students, and educate them together with our career college management, employees and contractors about this Policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence against our students and how to reduce it. 
Where a complaint has been made, under this Policy, of sexual violence CHEC will take reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:

 

  1. providing on-campus investigation procedures to students for sexual violence complaints;
  2. responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation;
  3. assisting students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
  4. providing students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation; and 
  5. providing students who have experienced sexual violence with information about reporting options as set out in Appendix 1.
  6. informs students that they are not required to report an incident of, or make a complaint about, sexual violence under the process referred to in paragraph 1 of subsection (2)  (of the PCC  2005 ACT) in order to obtain the supports and services referred to in clause (a) or the accommodation referred to in clause (c); and

5. Definition of Sexual Violence

This Policy prohibits sexual violence which means any sexual act or act targets 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. 

6. Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence

Students, faculty and staff of CHEC will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving our students on our career college campus or events by reporting immediately to the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow if our students have been subject to, or they have witnessed or have knowledge of sexual violence involving our students, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur which involves our students. 
Subject to paragraph 7 below, to the extent it is possible, Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow will attempt to keep all information disclosed confidential except in those circumstances it believes an individual is an imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on our campus or the broader community are at risk. 
CHEC recognizes the right of the complainant to determine how her or his complaint will be dealt with.  However, in certain circumstances, CHEC may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant's consent, if it believes the safety of members of its campus or the broader community is at risk. 
A complainant seeking accommodation should contact Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow.

 
7. Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence

A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this Policy, by any student of our career college, to the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow in writing. A complainant may ask another person to be present during the investigation. 
Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made the Cyndy Dutkiewicz or Dave Gow will initiate an investigation, including as follows:

 

  1. determining whether the incident should be referred immediately to police;
  2. determining what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation;
  3. meeting with the complainant to determine the date and time of the incident, the persons involved, the names of any person who witnessed the incident and a complete description of what occurred;
  4. interviewing the complainant, any personal involved in the incident and any identified witnesses;
  5. interviewing any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incidents;
  6. informing the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations;
  7. providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation; and
  8. determining what disciplinary action, if any should be taken.

8. Disciplinary Measures

If it is determined by CHEC that a student of our career college has been involved in sexual violence, immediate or corrective action will be taken up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.
In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, CHEC will assist police agencies, lawyers, insurance companies, and courts to the fullest extent. 
Where criminal and/or civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence CHEC may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures. 


9. 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 employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.


10. 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, provided information related to a complaint, or otherwise been involved in the complaint investigation process. 


11. Review

This Policy will be reviewed 3 years after it is first implemented.

 

12. Collection of Student Data

CHEC shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsection 32. 3 (3), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005, as amended. 


13. Resources

TBD - Appendix 1 lists provincial rape crisis centres which could be provided as resources.