Toronto Metropolitan University

02/09/2024 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/09/2024 14:47

Community members invited to provide feedback on draft Sexual Violence Policy

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) has concluded phase one of the university's Sexual Violence Policy Review and is moving onto phase two. Thank you to all community members who participated in phase one consultations.

Phase one included consultation with the TMU community through an online survey and town hall consultations. There were also feedback sessions held with administrators of the Sexual Violence Policy and subject-matter experts, faculty, contract lecturer and staff unions, student unions and other stakeholders.

The feedback elicited a wide range of ideas and suggestions to improve and enhance the existing policy. We invite you to review the draft revised policy and provide input.

Complete the online survey on the draft revised policy by March 1

All TMU community members are invited to complete the online survey on the draft revised policy between Monday, February 12 to Friday, March 1, 2024.

Feedback sessions will also be conducted with student and employee unions.

The revised policy will be presented to and approved by the Board of Governors, then distributed to the community.

Learn about the Sexual Violence Policy Review

The Sexual Violence Policy reflects TMU's commitment to addressing sexual violence in all forms and makes clear the university's commitment to addressing sexual violence and promoting a culture of consent. The Sexual Violence Policy Review will help maintain our commitment to excellence and fairness of process, and will ensure that the policy continues to reflect an institutional commitment to addressing sexual violence and promoting a culture of consent in a trauma-informed way. For more information about the review, you can visit the Sexual Violence Policy Review website.

Questions?

If you would like to provide feedback or have any questions about the consultations, please email [email protected].

Support is available

Participating in conversations about sexual violence may bring up difficult feelings. If you need support, please reach out.

TMU community members (students, faculty and staff) who would like report an incident of sexual violence or learn about the options available can contact Human Rights Services at [email protected] or 416-979-5349.

Tanya De Mello, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion
Roberta Iannacito-Provenzano, Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Saeed Zolfaghari, Vice-President, Administration and Operations