Sexual Violence & Harassment Policy
Private Career College Students
Amended: December 15, 2016
This policy applies to all Private Career College students of Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre (WWFC).
The policy applies to complaints of sexual violence that have occurred on the WWFC campus or at one of our events and involve our students.
Purpose and Intent
All of Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre Private Career College students have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence.
This document sets out WWFC’s policy on sexual violence involving Private Career College students, defines the prohibited behaviors, and outlines our investigative processes.
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre is committed to providing 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 WWFC will provide a copy of the policy to all private career college students, and educate them together with management and employees about this policy and how to identify situations that involve, or could progress into sexual violence against students and how to reduce it.
Where a complaint has been made, under this policy, of sexual violence WWFC will take all reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:
- providing on-campus investigation procedures to students for sexual violence complaints;
- responding promptly to any complaint and providing reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondents about the status of the investigation;
- assisting students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care;
- provide students who have experienced sexual violence with appropriate academic and other accommodation;
- provide students who have experienced sexual violence with information reporting options as set out in Appendix 1.
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.
Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence
Students and staff of WWFC will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving students on campus or at a WWFC event by reporting immediately to the General Manager if a student has been subject to, or they have witnessed or have knowledge of sexual violence involving students, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur which involves a student.
Once WWFC has received a report of sexual violence, appropriate support and other resources will be offered to the person who has experienced sexual violence, as well as to any person or group against whom an allegation of sexual violence is made.
The General Manager recognizes the right of the complainant to determine how her or his complaint will be dealt with. However, in certain circumstances, the General Manager may be required by law or internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant’s concern, if believed the safety of members on campus or broader community are at risk.
A complainant seeking accommodation should contact the General Manager during normal WWFC business hours. 24 hour support resources throughout Ontario are listed in Appendix 1.
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre
3-4881 Fountain St N., Breslau, ON, N0B 1M0
519-648-2213 x 103
Investigative Reports of Sexual Violence
A complaint of sexual violence may be filed under this policy, by any Private Career College student, to the General Manager in writing.
A complainant may ask another person to be present during the investigation.
Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made the General Manager will initiate an investigation, including as follows:
- determine whether the incident should be refereed immediately to the police;
- determine what interim measures, if any, need to be taken during the investigation;
- meet 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;
- interview the complainant, any person involved in the incident may any identified witnesses;
- interview any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incidents;
- inform the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations;
- provide reasonable updates to the complainant and the respondents about the status of the investigation;
- determine what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken.
If it is determined by WWFC that a Private Career College student 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 a student.
In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, WWFC 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 WWFC may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures.
Confidentiality is an important principal in creating an environment where those who have experienced sexual violence feel safe to disclose and seek support and accommodation. The privacy and confidentiality of all members of WWFC’s community involved in any complaint, will be protected to the extent possible, but may be precluded where, an individual may be at risk of self-harm or harming another, reporting is required by law or when WWFC has an obligation to investigate.
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 instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.
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.
This policy will be reviewed every three years. WWFC shall ensure that student input is considered, in accordance with any regulations, every time the policy is renewed or amended.
Maintenance of Statistics
WWFC will maintain annual statistics, without identifying information, on disclosed and reported incidents of sexual violence on campus in accordance with Private Career Colleges Act and provincial regulations.
Collection of Student Data
Waterloo Wellington Flight Centre shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such 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
Appendix 1 lists local crisis centers.
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers
Assaulted Women’s Helpline – English
Toll Free: 1-866-863-511
#safe (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus Mobile
Fem’aide – French
Toll Free: 1-877-336-2433
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centers
Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood, Midland and Orillia
Huronia Transition Homes
24 hour crisis line:
Barrie: 705-737-2008 or 1-800-987-0799
Midland: 705-526-4211 or 1-800-461-1750
Bracebridge Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
Parry Sound: 705-774-9083 or 1-877-851-6662
Muskoka: 705-646-2122 or 1-877-406-1268
Sexual Assault Centre of Brantford
Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
24 Hour Crisis Line: 519-354-8688
Distress Centre Durham
24 hours: 905-430-2522 or 1-800-452-0688
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Community Torchlight – Guelph/Wellington/Dufferin
Distress: 519-821-3760 or 1-888-821-3760
Crisis: 519-821-0140 or 1-877-822-0140
Emergency Shelter Resource line: 1-888-821-3760
Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
24 Hour Crisis: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233
Sexual Assault Centre (Hamilton & Area)
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
24 hour Crisis: 1-866-366-4566
(advocate for male victims of sexual assault)
London & District Distress Centre Helpline
Sexual Assault Centre London
London Abused Women’s Centre
24 hour crisis: 1-800-810-0180
Women’s Support Network of York Region
Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton
Family Transition Place
Sarnia – Lambton
Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Sarnia-Lambton
Crisis: 519-337-3320 or 1-888-231-0536
Haldimand & Norfolk Women’s Service
Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
Oasis Centre Des Femmes – French
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre
(Multicultural Woman Against Rape)
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
Domestic Abuse Services Oxford