Sexual Violence Policy in development – have your say
Manitoba’s new law (Bill 15), introduced in spring 2017, The Sexual Violence and Prevention Act, mandates that post-secondary institutions develop a policy on sexual violence aimed at promoting awareness, prevention and response to sexual violence. The policy will apply to everyone associated with The University of Winnipeg including students, instructors, faculty, staff, administrators and visitors to campus.
Bill 15 defines sexual violence as “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”.
UWinnipeg is holding a series of campus consultations as we develop the new Sexual Violence Policy. Four facilitated discussion sessions were held in October and November and are now completed. Thank you to all who participated.
An on-line student survey is in development and will be posted to seek additional student input. Students may also provide written submissions by using this UWinnipeg Sexual Violence Policy Student Consultations form.
It is important to note that UWinnipeg has a Sexual Misconduct Response Team that any student can access now by calling 204-230-6660.
Services on Campus
UWinnipeg Sexual Misconduct Response Team Call 204-230-6660
UWinnipeg Security Services Call 204-786-6666 (24/7)
Services off Campus
Klinic Sexual Assault Crisis Program Call 204-786-8631 (24/7)
Winnipeg Police Call 911 (24/7)
UWinnipeg has also developed a Safety App that we encourage all students, faculty and staff to download.
Access UWinnipeg’s Sexual Misconduct website.
Faculty and Staff
A faculty and staff consultation process on the Sexual Violence Policy, led by Human Resources, will get underway in the coming weeks.
The Human Rights and Diversity Office administers a confidential voice mailbox at 204-786-9161 to receive inquiries and complaints from faculty and staff under the Respectful Working and Learning Environment Policy.
The Employee & Family Assistance Program, through Manitoba Blue Cross, is available to all eligible employees and their eligible family members.