Learn more about the University of Waterloo Sexual Violence Task Force

In March 2015, Ontario launched the It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment which includes concrete actions to be taken at the provincial level to help change attitudes, provide better support for survivors and make workplaces and campuses safer and more responsive to complaints of sexual violence and harassment.

Three actions that were taken at Waterloo:

  1. A stand-alone sexual violence policy was implemented at all publicly funded universities and colleges, to address sexual violence caused by students. At the University of Waterloo, this is Policy 42 – Prevention of, and Response to, Sexual Violence
  2. Creation of the Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Office 
  3. Establishment of the Sexual Violence Task Force