Privacy Policy

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:

  • providing on-campus investigation procedures to students for sexual violence complaints;
  • responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation;
  • assisting students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
  • providing students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation; and
  • providing students who have experienced sexual violence with information about reporting options as set out in Appendix 1.
  • 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)

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
  • 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.


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.


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.


Waterloo Region Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Support Line 519-741-8633
Office:  519-571-0121
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
519-836-5710 or toll free  1-800-265-7233
Office 519-836-1110
Sexual Assault Centre Brantford
24 Hour Crisis:  519-751-3471
Office:  519-751-1164
email:  sexual
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
Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District
Toll-Free: 1-877-544-6424
Office: 613-967-6300
Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
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
Assault Response & Care Centre
Office: (613) 345-3881 or 1-800-567-7415
Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
24 Hour Crisis Line:  519-354-8688
Office/TTY:  519-354-8908
Sexual Assault Support Services for Women
Iethinisten:ha Women’s Shelter
Akwasasne Family Violence Program
24 Hour Crisis: 1-800-480-4208
Phone: 613-937-4322’s-shelter
Durham Region
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis: 905-668-9200
Office: 905-444.9672
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
24 hour crisis: 1-800-663-3060
Office: 613-735-5551
Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area)
Crisis: (905) 525-4162
Office (905) 525-4573
TTY: 905-525-4592
Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: (807) 468-7233 or 1-800-565-6161
Office: (807) 468-7958
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Crisis: 613-544-6424 or 1-877-544-6424
Office: 613-545-0762
Sexual Assault Centre London
Crisis: 519-438-2272
Office 519-439-0844
TTY: 519-439-0690
London Abused Women’s Centre
Office: 519-432-2204
Peel Region
Hope 24/7 (formerly the Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel)
Office: (905) 792-0821
Women’s Support Network of York Region
Crisis: 1-800-263-6734 or 905-895-6734
Office: (905) 895-3646
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
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton
Crisis: 905-875-1555 or 1-877-268-8416
Office: 905-825-3622 
Family Transition Place
Crisis: 1-800-265-9178
Office: 519-942-4122
Sexual Assault Support Centre
Crisis: 613-234-2266
Phone:  613-725-2160
TTY:  613-725-1657 
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis: 613-562-2333
Office: 613-562-2334
Peterborough & Kawarthas
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: (705) 741- 0260 or 1-866-298-7778
Office/TTY: (705) 741-0260
YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
Crisis: 1-800-461-7656
Office: 705.743.3526 x 130
Sault Ste Marie
Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
Crisis: 705-759-1230 or 1-877-759-1230
Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Sarnia-Lambton
Crisis: 519 337-3320 or 1-888-231-0536
Office: (519) 337-3154
Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Service
Crisis: 1-800-265-8076
TTY: 1-800-815-6419
Office: 519-426-8048
St. Catherines
Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis:  (905) 682-4584
Office:  (905) 682-7258
Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Crisis and Counselling Centre
Office: (807) 345-0894 or 1-866-311-5927
Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
Crisis: 1-877-268-8380 (sexual assault)
Crisis: 1-855-827-7233 (shelter)
Office: (705) 268-8381
Oasis Centre des Femmes
Téléphone : 416-591-6565
Courriel :
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: Multicultural Women Against Rape
Crisis: 416-597-8808
Office: 416-597-1171
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
Crisis: 519-253-9667
Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
Crisis: 519 539-4811 or 1-800-265-1938

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