What help do universities offer to those who have experienced sexual violence?

Ontario universities take the issue of sexual violence very seriously. All 20 universities have posted a special web page on their sites offering a clear path to help for anyone who has experienced sexual violence. All universities in Ontario offer the following supports:

  • A response team
  • A variety of support services
  • On- and off-campus counselling
  • A system of referrals
  • A complaints process
  • Prevention education

All Ontario universities are committed to reviewing their sexual violence policies and procedures, and universities have come together through COU’s Reference Group on Sexual Violence to discuss issues related to sexual violence at Ontario universities with senior administration.