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Sexual Violence Policy revised at Nov. 24 Board meeting

December 1st, 2021

The Policy on Sexual Violence of Dawson College was revised by the Board of Governors of Dawson College at their Nov. 24 meeting. The revised policy will be available shortly on the College website. The work to review and revise the policy began in June when the Standing Committee on Sexual Violence created a Policy…



November 3rd, 2021

Thank you to everyone who participated in this semester’s College-wide surveys!

We had a record number of employees fill out the survey regarding Dawson’s Policy on Sexual Violence and a healthy response rate for the Sustainability Office’s Transportation Survey.

Feedback from the community is crucial! For the former, survey data and responses will help develop recommendations to improve the policy. For the latter, seeing how students and employees commute to the College helps us see our common carbon footprint and take steps to decrease it.

Message from the Quality Assurance and Planning Office

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Deadline extended to Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. to complete survey about Policy on Sexual Violence

October 13th, 2021

A record number of students have participated in the survey about Dawson's Policy on Sexual Violence: over 6,000! It is clearly a topic that is important to them.

The deadline has now been extended for employees to Thursday, Oct. 14 at 12 p.m. The hope is that more employees will complete the survey so the Policy Review Subcommittee can have good data to make recommendations to improve the Policy. To date, 509 employees have participated from the following categories:

Faculty: 310
Support Staff: 117
Professionals: 59
Managers: 23

The survey is live in Omnivox and can be found under what's new or click on Surveys and Votes under the My Omnivox Services menu.

Click Read More to go to the Omnivox sign-in page.

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Survey launching today about Policy on Sexual Violence

September 29th, 2021

Today, the College is launching a survey for all employees and all students to share their experience and/or feedback about the Policy on Sexual Violence. The survey will run until Oct. 13.

To complete the survey, log into Omnivox and look for it under What’s New or click on Surveys and Votes under the My Omnivox Services menu.

Your anonymous responses and all the data from Dawson employees and students will be carefully considered by the Policy Review Subcommittee of the Standing Committee for the Policy on Sexual Violence.  The Standing Committee will then make recommendations to Dawson’s Board of Governors at their Nov. 24 meeting.

Dawson’s Policy on Sexual Violence has been in effect since Sept. 1, 2019. Each year, the Standing Committee must review the policy and make revisions if necessary.

New employees and those who have not yet completed their mandatory training can choose to do it in English or in French:

To access the video training:

Go to:

  • You don’t need to download software or sign up for an account
  • Use your Dawson College network login
  • Look at the top menu
  • Select: My Courses
  • Select: Sexual Violence – Employees

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Policy on Sexual Violence Update

September 15th, 2021

The Policy on Sexual Violence of Dawson College came into effect on Sept. 1, 2019. Each year, the Standing Committee must review the policy and make revisions if necessary. The Standing Committee met June 1 and established a review subcommittee, which met Sept. 9. The review process will begin with a survey for employees and…

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Deadline extended to Jan. 31 for Sexual Violence Prevention Training

December 15th, 2020

All employees must complete a mandatory 40-minute training on Sexual Violence Prevention as part of the College's Policy on Sexual Violence.

The deadline has now been extended until Jan. 31. You can do the training in modules or all at once. You can also take breaks. This is something you are expected to do as part of your job during working hours.

For more information and how to take your training, please click on Read More.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Training must be completed by Jan. 31

October 7th, 2020

Your sexual violence prevention training is now available. Dawson College is under legal obligation to have this policy in compliance with the Quebec Act to Prevent and Fight Sexual Violence in Higher Education Institutions. As such, all employees must have completed the 40-minute training related to the Policy on Sexual Violence by Sunday, Jan. 31,…


Procedures for Sexual Violence Policy now online

February 25th, 2020

The Sexual Violence Policy webpage has now been completed with two procedures documents that lay out how to respond to employee or student disclosures, reports and complaints of sexual violence. Please take 10 minutes to review the procedures. There is a primary contact for employees and a different primary contact for students. In the case of an emergency, click here for who to call and what to do.

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Practical tips for sexual violence bystanders

January 28th, 2020

Over two days of workshops Jan. 21-22, 150 employees and students learned the three things to say if someone ever discloses they have been sexually assaulted and other tips for sexual violence bystanders.

To review or learn these three phrases and to get more tips, click Read More for the news report about the workshop.


Julie Lalonde offering training today and tomorrow

January 21st, 2020

It's today and tomorrow! Internationally renowned speaker Julie Laonde will be here to give I’ve got your back: Bystanders stepping up to prevent sexual violence.

Choose one of three sessions and register in Omnivox under Non-Academic Services: click on the link entitled Prevent Sexual Violence Training.

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Last Modified: December 1, 2021


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