Sexual Violence Policy

  1. COMMITMENT TO SEXUAL VIOLENCE POLICY
  • Journey Air Ltd is committed to providing its students with an educational environment free

from sexual violence and treating its students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect.

  • Journey Air Ltd has adopted this Sexual Violence Policy, which defines sexual violence and outlines its training, reporting, investigative and disciplinary responses to complaints of sexual violence made by its students that have occurred on its campus, or at one of its events and involve its students.
  • The person accused of engaging in sexual violence will be referred to as the “Respondent” and the person making the allegation as the “Complainant”.

2. 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.

3. Training, Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence

  • Journey Air Ltd shall include a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy in every contract made between it and its students, and provide a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy to career college management (corporate directors, controlling shareholders, owners, partners, other persons who manage or direct the career college’s affairs, and their agents), instructors, staff, other employees and contractors and train them about the policy and its processes of reporting, investigating and responding to complaints of sexual violence involving its students.
  • The Sexual Violence Policy shall be published on its website (or where the Career College does not have a website in a conspicuous location on each of its campuses).
  • Career college management, instructors, staff, other employees and contractors of Journey Air Ltd will report incidents of or complaints of sexual violence to the HR Department, upon becoming aware of them. Human Resources can be contacted by:

Debbie Sharron Phone: [519-969-7052 ext. 206.]

  • Students who have been affected by sexual violence or who need information about support services should contact Human Resources.
  • Subject to Section 4 below, to the extent it is possible, Journey Air Ltd will attempt to keep all personal information of persons involved in the investigation confidential except in those circumstances where it believes an individual is at imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on its campus or the broader community are at risk. This will be done by:
    • ensuring that all complaints/reports and information gathered as a result of the complaint/reports will be only available to those who need to know for purposes of investigation, implementing safety measures and other circumstances that arise from any given case; and
  • ensuring that the documentation is kept in a separate file from that of the Complainant/student or the Respondent.
  • Journey Air Ltd recognizes the right of the Complainant not to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence or not request an investigation and not to participate in any investigation that may occur Notwithstanding (f), in certain circumstances, Journey Air Ltd may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant’s consent if it believes the safety of members of its campus or the broader community is at risk.
  • In all cases, including (f) above, Journey Air Ltd will appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. Students seeking accommodation should contact Human Resources.

4. Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence

  • Under this Sexual Violence Policy, any student of Journey Air Ltd may file a report of an incident or a complaint to Human Resources in writing.
  • Upon receipt of a report of an incident or a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, Human Resources will respond promptly and:
  • determine whether an investigation should proceed and if the Complainant wishes to participate in an investigation;
  • determine who should conduct the investigation having regard to the seriousness of the allegation and the parties involved;
  • determine whether the incident should be referred immediately to the police; In such cases or where civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence, Journey Air Ltd may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures; and
  • determine what interim measures ought to be put in place pending the investigation process such as removal of the Respondent or seeking alternate methods of providing necessary course studies.
  • Once an investigation is initiated, the following will occur:
  • the Complainant and the Respondent will be advised that they may ask another person to be present throughout the investigation;
  • interviewing the Complainant to ensure a complete understanding of the allegation and gathering additional information that may not have been included in the written complaint such as 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;
  • informing and interviewing the Respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the Respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations and to provide any witnesses the Respondent feels are essential to the investigation;
  • interviewing any person involved or who has, or may have, knowledge of the incident and any identified witnesses;
  • providing reasonable updates to the Complainant and the Respondent about the status of the investigation; and
  • following the investigation, HR will:
  • review all of the evidence collected during the investigation;
  • determine whether sexual violence occurred; and if so
  • determine what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken as set out in Section 5 below.
  • Disciplinary Measures (a)If it is determined by Journey Air Ltd that the Respondent did engage in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken. This may include:
  • disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff; or
  • expulsion of a student; and /or
  • the placement of certain restrictions on the Respondent’s ability to access certain premises or facilities; and/or
  • any other actions that may be appropriate in the circumstances.
  • Appeal (a) Should the Complainant or the Respondent not agree with the decision resulting from the investigation, he or she may appeal the decision to HR within 10 days by submitting a letter addressed to HR advising of the person’s intent to appeal the decision.
  • Making False Statements
  • It is a violation of this Sexual Violence Policy for anyone to knowingly make a false complaint of sexual violence or to provide false information about a complaint.
  • Individuals who violate this Sexual Violence Policy are subject to disciplinary and / or corrective action up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

8. Reprisal

  • It is a violation of this Sexual Violence 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.
  • Individuals who violate the Sexual Violence Policy are subject to disciplinary and /or corrective action, up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

9. Review

  • Journey Air Ltd shall ensure that student input is considered in the development of its Sexual Violence Policy and every time it is reviewed or amended.
  • Journey Air Ltd shall review its Sexual Violence Policy 3 years after it is first implemented and amend it where appropriate. This date is September 15, 2023.

10.   Collection of Student Data

(a) Journey Air Ltd shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsections 32. 3 (8), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.

Resources

Journey Air Ltd can provide referral services to any of the community services below and can provide a safe space upon request. This referral service does NOT require an incident to have been reported.

Resources are available to anyone regardless of whether or not they have reported an incident to Journey Air Ltd. All discussion of referral services will remain confidential unless otherwise requested by the individual requesting referral. For example, Journey Air Ltd can, if requested, contact these community resources on behalf of the individual making the request.

Appendix 1 lists provincial sexual violence and harassment centres that provide resources:

SEXUAL ASSAULT CENTRES (ONTARIO)

  Region in Ontario  Sexual Assault Centre  24-hr Crisis LineOffice Phone Number
Algoma (Sault Ste. Marie)  Women In Crisis Algoma  1-877-759-1230  705-759-1230
  Belleville-QuinteSexual Assault Centre for Quinte & District  1-877-544-6424  613-967-6300
BrantSexual Assault Centre of Brant519-751-3471519-751-1164
  Bruce County Women’s House Serving Bruce and Grey: Sexual Assault Services  1-866-578-5566  519-372-1113
  Chatham-KentChathamKent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre  519-354-8688  519-354-8908
Cornwall  Sexual Assault Support Services for Women, CornwallEnglish: 613-932-1603 French: 613-932-1705613-932-1755
DurhamDurham Rape Crisis Centre905-668-9200905-444.9672
East    Algoma   (Elliot Lake)Counselling Centre of East Algoma1-800-721-0077705-848-2585
  Guelph-Wellington  GuelphWellington Women in Crisis519-836-5710 1-800-265-7233  519-836-1110
  Halton (Oakville)Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton  905-875-1555  906-825-3622
  HamiltonSexual Assault Centre Hamilton & Area (SACHA)  905-525-4162  905-525-4573
Kawartha (Peterborough & Area)  Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre  705-741-0260  705-748-5901
  Kenora  Kenora Sexual Assault Centre807-468-7233 1-800-565-6161  807-468-7958
  Kingston  Sexual Assault Centre Kingston613-544-6424 1-877-544-6424  613-545-0762
  WaterlooSexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region  519-741-8633  519-571-0121
  London-Middlesex  Sexual Assault Centre London519-438-2272 1-877-529-2272  519-439-0844
Muskoka Parry Sound Sexual AssaultServices  1-800-461-2929  Parry Sound: 705-774-9083 Toll free: 1-877-851-6662 Muskoka: 1 877 406-1268
Niagara Region Sexual AssaultCentre905-682-4584905-682-7258
Amelia Rising Sexual Assault Centre of Nipissing  705-476-3355  705-840-2403
OshawaDurham Rape Crisis Centre905-668-9200905-444-9672
Sexual Assault Support Centre ofOttawa613-234-2266613-725-2160
Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre613-562-2333613-562-2334
Hope 24/7: Sexual Assault Centre of1-800-810-0180905-792-0821
Peel
 Women’s Sexual Assault Centre ofRenfrew County  1-800-663-3060  613-735 – 5551
 Sexual Assault Survivors’ CentreSarniaLambton  519-337-3320  519-337-3154
 Athena’s Sexual Assault Services705-737-2008 1-800-987-0799  705-737-2884
Voices for Women Sudbury 705-523-7100 ext. 2647
Thunder Bay Sexual Abuse & SexualAssault Counselling & Crisis Centre  807-344-4502  807-345-0894
Timmins and Area Women in Crisis1-877-268-8380705-268-8381
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre(416) 597-8808  416-597-1171
Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of EssexCounty  519-253-9667  519-253-3100
 Women’s Support Network of YorkRegion1-800-263-6734 1-905- 895-7313  905-895-3646  
WindsorSexual Assault Crisis Centre Windsor     519-253-3100   24-hour Crisis Line: 519-253-9667

Other Resources and Supports Available to You

Good to Talk

Post-Secondary Student Helpline– Free 24/7/365 professional, anonymous support for students 1-866-925-5454

http://www.good2talk.ca/

Student Lifeline

Professional support for maintaining a healthy balance between school, work and everyday lift. Confidential consultations, counselling, community referrals, resources (articles, CD’s, booklets), and online tools (blogs, podcasts, Depression and Stop Smoking Centres)

1-877-418-1537

Tty/tdd 1-877-371-9978

LifeWorks.com

In the Toronto Region: The Toronto Rape Crisis Center

The Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) is a non- profit feminist organization committed to fighting violence against women and children.

Services they provide include:

RIDER

Further to the directive of the Superintendent’s Memo of January 14, 2022 to PCC’s and amendments to Ontario Regulation 415/06 as it pertains to Sexual Violence Policies, the below provisions are hereby added to Journey Air’s Sexual Violence Policy, and form part of your enrolment agreement. 

Sexual Violence Policy – Additional Wording to be added to “Reprisal” Section

Drugs/Alcohol Policy. If students, in good faith, report an incident of, or make a complaint about sexual violence, they will not be subject to discipline or sanctions for violations of the private career policies relating to drug and alcohol use at the time the alleged sexual violence occurred. See Superintendent’s Fact Sheet #12 for greater details at http://www.tcu.gov.on.ca/pepg/audiences/pcc/factsheet12.html Irrelevant Questions. Students who disclose their experience of sexual violence through reporting an incident of making a complaint about, or accessing supports, will not be asked objectively irrelevant questions during the investigations process by the private career college’s staff or investigators, including irrelevant questions relating to the students’ sexual expression or past sexual history.