Resources for policymakers

Resources in this section include the sexual violence policies (and policies in progress) created by universities across Canada, as well as definitions of different terms used within these policies, and a guide for the offices responsible for creating and implementing the university policy. This page is being regularly updated - please visit again to find new resources for policymakers.

Policies by province | Policies in creation | Annotated bibliographiesCase lawDefinitions
 Reports & articles | Workplace sexual harassment | Online tools | European resources

Policies (organized by province):

Alberta | British Columbia | Manitoba | New Brunswick | Nova Scotia | Ontario | Quebec | Saskatchewan


  • Ambrose University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Concordia University of Edmonton - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • McEwan University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Mount Royal University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Saint Mary's University - Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy [English]
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Preventing and Responding to Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Alberta - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Calgary - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Lethbridge - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Prevention Policy [English]

British Columbia

  • Capilano University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Emily Carr University of Art and Design - Sexual and Gender-Based Violence and Misconduct Policy [English]
  • Quest University - Sexual Misconduct Policy [English]
  • Royal Roads University - Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy [English]
  • Simon Fraser University - Policy for Sexual Violence and Misconduct Prevention, Education and Support [English]
  • Thompson Rivers University - Sexualized Violence Policy [English]
  • University of British Columbia - Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct Policy [English]
  • University of the Fraser Valley - Policy for Prevention, Education and Response to Sexualized Violence [English]
  • University of Northern British Columbia - Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy [English]
  • University of Victoria - Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response Policy [English]


  • Brandon University - Sexualized Violence Policy [English]
  • Booth University College - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Manitoba - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Winnipeg - Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures [English]

New Brunswick

  • Mount Allison University - Sexualized Violence Policy [English]
  • St. Thomas University - Policy on Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of New Brunswick - Sexual Assault Policy [English]

Nova Scotia

  • Cape Breton University - Sexual Violence Policy & Guidelines [English]
  • Mount Saint Vincent University - Policy Against Sexual Violence [English]
  • St. Francis Xavier University - Sexual Violence Response Policy [English]
  • St. Mary's University - Sexual Violence and Harassment Policy [English]
  • Université Sainte-Anne - Politique visant à prévenir et à contrer la violence à caractère sexuel [French]


  • Algoma University - Sexual Misconduct Policy [English]
  • Brock University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Carleton University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Lakehead University - Sexual and Gender-based Violence Response Policy and Procedures [English]
  • Laurentian University - Policy on Response and Prevention of Sexual Violence [English]
  • McMaster University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Nipissing University - Sexual Violence Prevention, Support and Response Policy for Students [English]
  • OCAD University - Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based Violence [English]
  • Queen's University - Policy on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Violence Involving Students [English]
  • Royal Military College of Canada - Policy on Harmful and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour [English]
  • Toronto Metropolitan University - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Guelph - Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Université de Hearst - Politique en matière de harcèlement et de violence à caractère sexuel [French]
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology - Student Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures [English]
  • University of Ottawa - Policy for Prevention of Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of Toronto - Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment [English]
  • University of Waterloo - Policy for Prevention of and Response to Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of Windsor - Policy on Sexual Misconduct [English]
  • Western University - Policy on Gender-Based Sexual Violence [English]  
  • Wilfrid Laurier University - Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • York University - Policy on Sexual Violence [English]


  • Concordia University - Policy Regarding Sexual Violence| Politique sur la violence à caractère sexuel [English] | [French]
  • McGill University - Policy Against Sexual Violence| Politique contre la violence sexuelle [English] | [French]
  • Université du Québec à Montréal - Politique visant à prévenir et à combattre le sexisme et les violences à caractère sexuel [French]
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Politique sur le harcèlement sexuel à l’UQTR [French]


  • University of Regina - Policy on Sexual Violence/Misconduct [English]
  • University of Saskatchewan - Sexual Assault Prevention Policy [English]

Policies in creation:

Annotated bibliographies:

Case law:

  • Ross v. New Brunswick School District No. 15, 1996 CanLII 237 (SCC)
  • Eldridge v. British Columbia (Attorney General), [1997] 3 SCR 624
  • Pridgen v. University of Calgary, 2010 ABQB 644
  • Pacheco v. Dalhousie University (2005), N.S.S.C. 222
  • School District No. 44 (North Vancouver) v. Jubran, 2005 BCCA 201
  • Mahmoodi v. Dutton and University of British Columbia, 1998 BCHRT 19
  • Mpega c. Université de Moncton, 2001 NBCA 78
  • Frederick Zhang v. The University of Western Ontario, 2010 ONSC 6489


Reports & articles:

Workplace sexual harassment:

Online tools:

European resources:

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