As a community, Douglas College is committed to maintaining a respectful and positive learning, working and living environment where sexual violence will not be tolerated and is treated with the seriousness it deserves.
At Douglas we work to prevent and address instances of sexual violence, and support survivors when they disclose incidents. We are also committed to being an active and engaged partner in the conversation around sexual violence, change and support.
Individuals who disclose that they have experienced sexual violence will be provided with support services and will be treated with dignity and respect at all times by the College and its representatives. A person affected by sexual violence is not required to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence under the formal complaint process of the Sexual Violence Policy in order to obtain support and services, or in order to receive appropriate accommodation for their needs.