Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy

IAAH Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy 2018

Sexual Violence & Harassment Policy

 

  1. Policy Application

The International Academy of Applied Health community (IAAH) includes the International Academy of Massage, the International Academy of Natural Health Practitioners, and the International Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

The Policy applies to all members of the International Academy of Applied Health community as defined, including students, staff, faculty, administrators, contract service providers, contractors, officers, directors and individuals who are directly connected to any of International Academy of Applied Health’s initiatives, operations, volunteers and visitors.

 

  1. The Scope

The Policy applies to complaints of sexual violence that have  occurred at International Academy of Applied Health’s facility or at an IAAH event or offsite activity and involves members of the IAAH community as defined in paragraph one, the Policy Application.

 

  1. Purpose and Intent

All members of the IAAH community have a right to study and work in an environment free of sexual violence.

 

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

 

  1. Policy Objectives

International Academy Health Education is committed to providing members of its community an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating those individuals who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.

 

To that end International Academy Health Education will educate faculty, staff and students about this Policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence and how to reduce these forms of prohibited behaviours.

 

Where a complaint has been made of sexual violence, under this Policy the International Academy of Applied Health will take all reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:

  • responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondent about the status of the investigation;
  • assisting those who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
  • providing those who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation;
  • providing those who have experienced sexual violence with information about reporting options; and
  • providing on-campus investigation procedures for sexual violence complaints.
  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  harassment,  stalking,  indecent  exposure,  voyeurism  and  sexual exploitation.

 

  1. Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence

All members of the International Academy Health Education community will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence at the IAAH facility or at IAAH events and report immediately to the Dean or to the respective IAAH  Program Director if they are subject to, witness or have knowledge of sexual violence, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur.

 

Subject to section 7 below, to the extent it is possible, the Dean and respective IAAH Program Director 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 believe that others in the International Academy of Applied Health  community are at risk.

 

IAAH recognizes the right of the complainant to determine whether her or his complaint will be dealt with by the police and/or internally by IAAH. However, in certain circumstances, International Academy of Applied Health 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 community is at risk.

 

A formal report of an incident of sexual violence is not necessary to access supports, services or accommodations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence

A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this Policy, by any member of the International Academy Health Education community, to the Dean or International Academy of Massage Program Director in writing.  The complaint should be addressed to:

 

Dean                                                                  or                          Program Director

International Academy of Applied Health                International Academy of Applied Health

Room # 1                                                                                        Room # 1

380 Forest Street                                                                          380 Forest Street

Ottawa, ON K2B 8E6                                                                   Ottawa, ON K2B 8E6

 

Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, the Dean or respective International Academy of Applied Health Program Director will initiate an investigation, including as follows:

  • determining whether the incident should be referred immediately to police;
  • 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 person 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.
  1. Disciplinary Measures

If it is determined by International Academy of Applied Health that a member of its community has been involved in sexual violence, or has been criminally charged with sexual violence or harassment, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken, which may include termination of employment, contract, suspension or expulsion.

 

In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, IAAH 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, IAAH 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 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 or expulsion.

 

  1. Reprisal

It is a violation of this Policy to retaliate or threaten to retaliate against a complainant, acting in good faith, 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 by December 2018 for necessary additions and amendments. It may also be revised from time to time based upon the final revisions to Bill132 and as policies may be issued by the Superintendent for the Ministry of Universities, Colleges and Private Career Colleges, PC Branch.

Resources

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

Appendix 1

 

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres in Ontario

 

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

 

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 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

 

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

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

 

Guelph

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis

Crisis: 519-836-5710

1-800-265-7233

Office: 519-823-5806

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

www.kwsasc.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 905-895-6734

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