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Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy

Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment Policy

  1. Policy Application:

The Policy applies to all career college students of A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy.  

  1.  The Scope:

 

The Policy Applies to complaints of sexual violence that have occurred on A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy career college campus or at a one of our events and involve our students.

 

  1. Purpose and Intent:

 

All of A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy 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.

 

  1. Policy Objectives:

 

A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy is committed to providing our 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 A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy 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 A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy will take all reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:

  1.  Providing on-campus investigation procedures to students for sexual violence complaints;

 

  1. Responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation;

 

  1. Assisting students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
  2. Providing students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation; and

 

  1. Providing student who have experience sexual violence with information about reporting options as set out in Appendix 1.

 

  1. Definition of Sexual Violence:

This Policy prohibits sexual violence which 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 harassments, stalking, indecent exposure, voyeurism and sexual exploitation.

  1. Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence:

Students, Faculty and Staff of A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving our students on our career college campus or events by reporting immediately to the A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy (Robert Senechal)  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, A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy (Robert Senechal) will attempt to keep all information disclosed confidential except in those circumstances it believes an individual is at imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believes that others on our campus or the broader community are at risk.

A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp. o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy recognizes the right of the complainant to determine how her or his complaint will be dealt with. However, in certain circumstances, A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy may require 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 A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy (Robert Senechal)

 

  1. 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 A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy (Robert Senechal) in writhing.

 

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

Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made the A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy (Robert Senechal) will initiate an investigation, including as follows:

  1. Determining whether the incident should be referred immediately to the police;

 

  1. Determining what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation;

 

  1. Meeting 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;

 

  1. Interviewing the complainant, any person involved in the incident and any identified witnesses;

 

  1. Interviewing any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incident;

 

  1. Informing the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations;

 

  1. Providing reasonable update to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation; and

 

  1. Determining what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken.

 

  1.  Disciplinary Measures:

If it is determined by A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy that a student of our career college has been involved in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of student.

In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy 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 A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures.

 

 

  1. Making False Statements:

It is a violation of his 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.

  1.  Reprisal:

 

  1. 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.

 

  1.  Review:

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

  1.  Collection of Students Data:

 

A.P.R. Welding & Consulting Corp o/a A.P.R. Welding Academy 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), and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.

 

  1. Resources:

TBD- Appendix 1 list provincial rage crises 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

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.

Local

Sault Ste Marie

Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc.

Crisis: 705.759.1230 or 1.877.759.1230

www.womenincrisis.ca