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  • PCC, 2005, s.32.1
  • Bill 132, Schedule 5
  • O. Reg. 415/06, s.36.0
Per the Sexual Violence Policy effective January 1, 2016, any student of The Career School of Hairstyling may file a report of an incident or complaint to Joanne Vachon in writing.  However, students are encouraged to also speak directly with Joanne Vachon regarding any concerns they may have while understanding to pursue a SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY
(a) The Career School of Hairstyling 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. 
 
(b) The Career School of Hairstyling 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.
 
(c) The person accused of engaging in sexual violence will be referred to as the “Respondent” and the person making the allegation as the “Complainant”. 
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.
(a) The Career School of Hairstyling shall include a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy in every contract made between it and its students, and provide a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy to career college management (corporate directors, controlling shareholders, owners, partners, other persons who manage or direct the career college’s affairs, and their agents), instructors, staff, other employees and contractors and train them about the policy and its processes of reporting, investigating and responding to complaints of sexual violence involving its students. 
 
*Any company participating in offering student internships on their premises must provide an undertaking in writing that it is in compliance with all applicable legislation, including the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act and will provide students access to those policies should they encounter issues relating to sexual violence in the workplace. 
 
(b) The Sexual Violence Policy shall be published on its website and in a conspicuous location on the campus.
 
(c) Career college management, instructors, staff, other employees and contractors of The Career School of Hairstyling will report incidents of or complaints of sexual violence to Joanne Vachon upon becoming aware of them. 
 
(d) Students who have been affected by sexual violence or who need information about support services should contact Joanne Vachon along with the supporting Appendix 1 outlining several support agencies in the Oshawa area where the Career School of Hairstyling is located. 
 
(e) Subject to Section 4 below, to the extent it is possible, The Career School of Hairstyling 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: 
(i) 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 
 
(ii) ensuring that the documentation is kept in a separate file from that of the Complainant/student or the Respondent. 
 
(f) The Career School of Hairstyling 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. 
 
(g) Notwithstanding (f), in certain circumstances, The Career School of Hairstyling 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. 
 
(h) In all cases, including (f) above, The Career School of Hairstyling will appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. Students seeking accommodation should contact Joanne Vachon. 
In this regard, The Career School of Hairstyling 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. 
(a) Under this Sexual Violence Policy, any student of The Career School of Hairstyling college may file a report of an incident or a complaint to Joanne Vachon in writing. The other officials, offices or departments that will be involved in the investigation are France Pelletier.
 
(b) Upon receipt of a report of an incident or a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, Joanne Vachon will respond promptly (within 1 day or sooner) and: 
 
(i) determine whether an investigation should proceed and if the Complainant wishes to participate in an investigation; 
 
(ii) determine who should conduct the investigation having regard to the seriousness of the allegation and the parties involved; 
 
(iii) 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, The Career School of Hairstyling may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures; and 
 
(iv) 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. 
 
(c) Once an investigation is initiated, the following will occur: 
 
(i) the Complainant and the Respondent will be advised that they may ask another person to be present throughout the investigation; 
 
(ii) 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; 
 
(iii) 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; 
 
(iv) interviewing any person involved or who has, or may have, knowledge of the incident and any identified witnesses; 
 
(v) providing reasonable updates to the Complainant and the Respondent about the status of the investigation; and 
 
(vi) following the investigation, Joanne Vachon will: 
 
(A) review all of the evidence collected during the investigation; 
(B) determine whether sexual violence occurred; and if so 
(C) determine what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken as set out in Section 5 below. 
(a) If it is determined by The Career School of Hairstyling that the Respondent did engage in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken. This may include: 
 
(i) disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff; or 
 
(ii) expulsion of a student; and /or 
 
(iii) the placement of certain restrictions on the Respondent’s ability to access certain premises or facilities; and/or 
 
(iv) any other actions that may be appropriate in the circumstances. 
(a) Should the Complainant or the Respondent not agree with the decision resulting from the investigation, he or she may appeal the decision to The Career School of Hairstyling within 3 days by submitting a letter addressed to Suzanne Lanteigne advising of the person’s intent to appeal the decision.  A response will be provided within 1 business day or sooner to determine what next steps need to be taken to handle the appeal.   Should an appeal process need to be set in place, the Complainant will be required to provide all details including the rationale for not accepting The Career School of Hairstyling’s decision.  Upon receipt of the formal appeal in writing, a review of the entire case will be set in motion.
(a) 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 a complaint. 
 
(b) 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. 
(a) 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. 
 
(b) 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. 
(a) The Career School of Hairstyling shall ensure that student input is considered in the development of its Sexual Violence Policy and every time it is reviewed or amended. 
 
(b) The Career School of Hairstyling shall review its Sexual Violence Policy 3 years after it is first implemented and amend it where appropriate. This date is November 2020. 
(a)The Career School of Hairstyling 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 31. 1 (8), (9), (10) and (11) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended. 
The following represents a list of Provincial Rape Crisis Centres that could be provided as resources: 
 
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres 
Assaulted Women’s Helpline 
Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
#SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile 
Telephone Toll-Free: 1-877-336-2433
 

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: http://www.satcontario.com/en/locate_centre.php
 
Durham Region 
Durham Rape Crisis Centre 
Crisis: 905-668-9200
Office: 905-444-9672
 
Contact Information for Oshawa:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 54039 8 King Street East Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8T2
Phone: 905-444-9672
Fax: 905-444-9277
Email: info@drcc.ca
Website: www.drcc.ca

Lakeridge Health Oshawa
1 Hospital Court Oshawa ON L1G 2B9
24 Hour Crisis and Support Line: 905-668-9200
Information and emotional support for anyone who has experienced sexual violence or who needs information about sexual violence, services and community referrals 
 
24hr Emergency Medical Services 
DV/SACC team at Lakeridge Health Oshawa available 24 hr medical emergencies for sexual assault and domestic violence victims * male or female adult victims of sexual assault up to one week post assault * children under 16 years of age up to 3 days post assault 
 
Information and Counselling 
Individual counselling for male or female victims of sexual assault, over 12 years old, who have been sexually assaulted within the past year
Medical Office Mon-Fri 7 am-3 pm * on-call Nurse Mon-Sun 24 hours * Counselling Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm

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