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.

Alberta policies | British Columbia policies | Manitoba policies | New Brunswick policies
Nova Scotia policies | Ontario policies | Quebec policiesSaskatchewan policies 

Policies in creation | Case lawDefinitions of terms | Reports & articles
Workplace sexual harassment | Online tools | European resources


Policies (organized by Province):


  • McEwan University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Mount Royal University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology - Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Saint Mary's University's Sexual Assault Policy [English]
  • University of Alberta's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Calgary's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Lethbridge's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Ambrose University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Concordia University of Edmonton [English]

British Columbia

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


  • University of Manitoba's Sexual Assault Policy [English]
  • University of Winnipeg's Sexual Misconduct Protocol [English]
  • Booth University College's Sexual Violence Policy [English]

New Brunswick

  • Mount Allison University's Policy for Sexual Violence Prevention and Response [English]
  • St. Thomas University's Policy on Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of New Brunswick's Sexual Assault Policy [English]

Nova Scotia

  • Cape Breton University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Mount Saint Vincent University's Policy Against Sexual Assault [English]
  • St. Francis Xavier University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • St. Mary's University's Sexual Assault Policy and Procedures [English]
  • Université Sainte-Anne - Collège de l'Acadie Act Politique - Violence Sexuelle [French]


  • Algoma University's Sexual Misconduct Policy [English]
  • Brock University's Sexual Assault and Harassment Policy [English]
  • Carleton University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Lakehead University's Sexual Violence Response Policy [English]
  • Laurentian University's Policy on Response and Prevention of Sexual Violence [English]
  • McMaster University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Nipissing University's Sexual Violence Prevention, Support and Response Policy [English]
  • OCAD University's Policy on Prevention and Response to Sexual and Gender-based Violence [English]
  • Queen University's Policy on Sexual Violence Involving Queen’s University Students [English]
  • Royal Military College of Canada Policy on Harmful and Inappropriate Sexual Behaviour [English]
  • Ryerson University’s Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Guelph's 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's Policy on Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of Ottawa’s Policy for Prevention of Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of Toronto's Policy on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment [English]
  • University of Waterloo's Policy for Prevention and Response to Sexual Violence [English]
  • University of Windsor's Policy on Sexual Misconduct [English]
  • Western University's Policy on Sexual Violence [English]  
  • Wilfrid Laurier University's Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy and Procedures [English]
  • York University's Policy on Sexual Violence [English]


  • Concordia University's Policy Regarding Sexual Violence| Politique Violence à Caractère Sexuel [English] | [French]
  • McGill University’s Policy Against Sexual Violence| Politique Contre La Violence Sexuelle [English] | [French]
  • Université du Québec à Montréal - Politique contre le harcèlement sexuel [French]
  • Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières - Politique sur le harcèlement sexuel à l’UQTR [French]


  • University of Regina's Sexual Assault and Violence Policy [English]
  • University of Saskatchewan Sexual Assault Prevention Policy [English]


  • Simon Fraser University: this website follows the policy creation process at SFU
  • Royal Roads University's Draft Policy [English]
  • Thompson Rivers University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]
  • Brandon University's Sexual Violence Policy [English]

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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