All members of “Bukka” Private Career College community have a right to work and study in an environment that is free from any form of sexual violence. The purpose of this document is to set out the sexual violence policy and response protocol. The College intends to ensure that those who are affected by sexual violence are believed and their rights respected, and that the College has a process of investigation that protects the rights of individuals and holds individuals who have committed an act of sexual violence accountable. The College intends to make individuals feel comfortable about making a good faith report about sexual violence that they have experienced or witnessed.
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The person accused of engaging in sexual violence
The person making the allegation
3. Sexual Violence Policy
- College is committed to providing its students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating its students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.
- College has adopted this Sexual Violence Policy, which defines sexual violence and outlines its training, reporting, investigative and disciplinary responses to complaints of sexual violence made by its students that have occurred on its campus, or at one of its events and involve its students.
4. Definition of 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.
- The Sexual Violence Policy shall be published on its website (or where the Career College does not have a website in a conspicuous location on each of its campuses). Career college management, instructors, staff, other employees and contractors of College will report incidents of or complaints of sexual violence to Contact Person at College upon becoming aware of them.
- Students who have been affected by sexual violence or who need information about support services should contact Contact Person at College
- Subject to Section 6 below, to the extent it is possible, College will attempt to keep all personal information of persons involved in the investigation confidential except in those circumstances where 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 its campus or the broader community are at risk. This will be done by:
- ensuring that all complaints/reports and information gathered as a result of the complaint/reports will be only available to those who need to know for purposes of investigation, implementing safety measures and other circumstances that arise from any given case; and
- ensuring that the documentation is kept in a separate file from that of the Complainant/Student or the Respondent.
- College recognizes the right of the Complainant not to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence or not request an investigation and not to participate in any investigation that may occur.
- Notwithstanding (e) above, in certain circumstances, College 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.
- In all cases, including (e) and (f) above and (g) below, College will appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. Students seeking accommodation should contact Contact Person at College.
- In this regard, College will assist students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care, and provide them with information about sexual violence supports and services available in the community as set out in Appendix 1 attached hereto. Students are not required to file a formal complaint in order to access supports and services.
- 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.
5. Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence
- Under this Sexual Violence Policy, any student of College may file a report of an incident or a complaint to Contact Person in writing.
- Upon receipt of a report of an incident or a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, Contact Person will respond promptly and: determine whether an investigation should proceed and if the Complainant wishes to participate in an investigation;
- determine who should conduct the investigation having regard to the seriousness of the allegation and the parties involved;
- determine whether the incident should be referred immediately to the police;
In such cases or where civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence, College may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures; and
- determine what interim measures ought to be put in place pending the investigation process such as removal of the Respondent or seeking alternate methods of providing necessary course studies.
- Once an investigation is initiated, the following will occur:
- the Complainant and the Respondent will be advised that they may ask another person to be present throughout the investigation;
- interviewing the Complainant to ensure a complete understanding of the allegation and gathering additional information that may not have been included in the written complaint such as 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;
- informing and interviewing the Respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the Respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations and to provide any witnesses the Respondent feels are essential to the investigation;
- interviewing any person involved or who has, or may have, knowledge of the incident and any identified witnesses;
- providing reasonable updates to the Complainant and the Respondent about the status of the investigation; and
- following the investigation, Contact Person will:
- review all of the evidence collected during the investigation;
- determine whether sexual violence occurred; and if so
- determine what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken as set out in Section 7 below.
6. Disciplinary Measures
If it is determined by College that the Respondent did engage in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken. This may include:
- disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff; or
- expulsion of a student; and /or
- the placement of certain restrictions on the Respondent’s ability to access certain premises or facilities; and/or
- any other actions that may be appropriate in the circumstances.
Should the Complainant or the Respondent not agree with the decision resulting from the investigation, he or she may appeal the decision to Appeal Contact Person within 10 days by submitting a letter addressed to Appeal Contact Person by mail or email (using Appeal Contact Person’s mail or email address) advising of the person’s intent to appeal the decision.
8. Making False Statements
- It is a violation of this Sexual Violence Policy for anyone to knowingly make a false complaint of sexual violence or to provide false information about acomplaint.
- review all of the evidence collected during the investigation;
- Individuals who violate this Sexual Violence 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 Sexual Violence 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.
- Individuals who violate the Sexual Violence 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.
- College shall ensure that student input is considered in the development of its Sexual Violence Policy and every time it is reviewed or amended.
- College shall review its Sexual Violence Policy 3 years after it is first implemented and amend it where appropriate. The review date will be on November, 2025.
11. Collection of Student Data
College shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsections 32.3 (8), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.
The following represents a list of Provincial Rape Crisis Centers that could be provided as resources:
|Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres, Ontario Provincial|
|Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence|
|35 hospital-based centers that provide 24/7|
|emergency care to women. To locate the Sexual|
|Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre nearest|
|you, follow this link.|
|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|
|Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte
and District Toll-Free:
|Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
Parry Sound District Office:
Office: (705)774-9083 or 1-877-851-6662
Office: (705)646-2122 or 1-877-406-1268
|Sexual Assault Centre of Brantford Crisis:
|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/
|Sexual Assault Support Services for Women
Women’s Shelter Akwasasne Family Violence Program
24-Hour Crisis: 1-800-480-4208
|Durham Rape Crisis Centre
|Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
4-Hour Crisis: 1-800-663-3060
|Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Crisis:
|Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton and Area) Crisis:
|Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis: (807) 468-7233 or 1-800-565-6161
|Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Crisis: 613-544-6424 or 1-877-544-6424
|Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
|Sexual Assault Centre London Crisis:
|London Abused Women’s Centre Office:
|Hope 24/7 (formerly the Sexual
Assault/Rape Crisis Centre of Peel)
|Women’s Support Network of York Region
Crisis: 1-800-263-6734 or 905-895-6734
|Amelia Rising Women's Sexual Assault Centre of
Nipissing/centre d’aggressions sexuelles de Nipissing
|Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton
Crisis: 905-875-1555 or 1-877-268-8416
|Family Transition Place
|Sexual Assault Support Centre
|Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
|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
|Haldimand & Norfolk Women's Service Crisis:
|Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre Crisis:
|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)
|Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: Multicultural Women Against Rape Crisis: 416-597-8808
|Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
|Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
Crisis: (519)539-4811 or 1-800-265-193