Human Resources Legislative Update
Reminder: Universities and Colleges to Have Student-Specific Sexual Violence Policies in Place by January 1, 2017
Date: December 22, 2016
On January 1, 2017, amendments to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act and the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 made by Bill 132 (Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act (Supporting Survivors and Challenging Sexual Violence and Harassment), 2015) come into force. These amendments require publicly-funded colleges and universities and private career colleges to create stand-alone sexual violence policies addressing sexual violence involving students enrolled at the educational institution.
For more detail on these new obligations, see our FTR Now of March 14, 2016, Universities and Colleges Take Note: Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation Passed and our FTR Now of May 16, 2016 New Regulations Outline Details of Requirements Under Ontario’s Sexual Violence and Harassment Legislation for Colleges and Universities.