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.
Sexual assault is a criminal offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. Sexual assault is any type of unwanted sexual act done by one person to another that violates the sexual integrity of the victim and involves a range of behaviours from any unwanted touching to penetration. Sexual assault is characterized by a broad range of behaviours that involve the use of force, threats, or control towards a person, which makes that person feel uncomfortable, distressed, frightened, threatened, or that is carried out in circumstances in which the person has not freely agreed, consented to, or is incapable of consenting to.
The voluntary and explicit agreement to engage in the sexual activity in question. Consent is the act of willingly agreeing to engage in specific sexual behaviour, and requires that a person is able to freely choose between two options: yes and no. This means that there must be an understandable exchange of affirmative words which indicates a willingness to participate in mutually agreed upon sexual activity. It is also imperative that everyone understands the following:
(a) Canadian College of Health Science & Technology shall provide access to the Sexual Violence Policy on the College’s website, citing the link in the Enrolment Agreement made between it and its students, and provide a link on the web site for 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 (or where the Career College does not have a website in a conspicuous location on each of its campuses).
(c) Career College management, instructors, staff, other employees and contractors of Canadian College of Health Science & Technology will report incidents of or complaints of sexual violence to the
(d) Canadian College of Health Science & Technology Designate upon becoming aware of them.
(e) Students who have been affected by sexual violence or who need information about support services should contact the Canadian College of Health Science & Technology Designate.
Subject to Section 5 below, to the extent it is possible, Canadian College of Health Science & Technology 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.
(f) This will be done by:
(g) Canadian College of Health Science & Technology recognizes the right of the Complainant not to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence or not to request an investigation and not to participate in any investigation that may occur.
(h) Notwithstanding (f), in certain circumstances, Canadian College of Health Science & Technology 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.
(i) In all cases, including (f) above, Canadian College of Health Science & Technology will appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. Students seeking accommodation should contact Canadian College of Health Science & Technology Designate.
In this regard, Canadian College of Health Science & Technology 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 Canadian College of Health Science & Technology may file a report of an incident or a complaint to the Canadian College of Health Science & Technology in writing and submitting an email to or a hard copy to CCHST 1737 Walker Rd. Windsor, ON, N8W3P2, Attn: HR. At least one College Administrative staff member and the Campus Director will be involved in the investigation.
(b) Upon receipt of a report of an incident or a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, Canadian College of Health Science & Technology will respond promptly and;
(c) Once an investigation is initiated, the following will occur:
(a) If it is determined by Canadian College of Health Science & Technology that the Respondent did engage in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken. This may include:
(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 President within 5 days by submitting a letter addressed to:
Canadian College of Health Science & Technology, 1737 Walker Rd. Windsor, ON, N8W3P2, ATTN: President Advising of the person’s intent to appeal the decision.
(a) It is a violation of this Sexual Violence Policy for anyone to knowingly to 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) Canadian College of Health Science & Technology shall ensure that student input is considered in the development of its Sexual Violence Policy and every time it is reviewed or amended.
(b) Canadian College of Health Science & Technology shall review its Sexual Violence Policy 3 years after it is first implemented and amend it where appropriate. This date is January 1, 2020.
Canadian College of Health Science & Technology shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such as data and information as required according to Subsection 32.3 (8), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.
Community Resources available include:
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Windsor
1770 Langlois Ave
Windsor, ON N8X 4M5
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-253-5667
Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
405 Riverview Dr. # 101 R.R #5
Chatham, ON N7N 5J5
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-354-8688
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centre (SA/DVTC)
Metropolitan Campus, 4th Floor
1995 Lens Ave
Windsor, ON N8W 1L9
Sexual Assault/ Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Chatham – Kent Health Alliance
80 Grand Ave. W
Chatham, ON N7L 1B7
519-352-6400 ext 6382
Windsor Police Services
150 Goyeau St. PO Box 60
Windsor, ON N9A 6J5
Chatham Police Services
24 Third St. PO Box 366
Chatham, ON N7M 5K5