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The Policy applies to all career college students of A1 Transportation Academy.

1. The Scope

A1 Transportation Academy has adopted this Sexual Violence Policy, which defines sexual violence and outlines its training, reporting, investigative and disciplinary responses to complaints of sexual violence made by its students or any other faculty or administrative staff members that have occurred on its campus, or at one of its events and involve its students.

A1 Transportation Academy is committed to providing our students with an educational environment free from sexual violence and treating those students who report incidents of sexual violence with dignity and respect. All students of A1Transportation Academy have a right to study in an environment free of sexual violence. This document sets out our policy on sexual violence involving our students, defines the prohibited behaviors, and outlines our investigative processes for sexual violence.

Students, faculty, and staff of A1 Transportation Academy will take all reasonable steps to prevent sexual violence involving our students on our career college campus or events by reporting immediately to the Campus Manager if any of our students have been subject to, or they have witnessed or have knowledge of sexual violence involving our students, or have reason to believe that sexual violence has occurred or may occur which involves our students.

2. Definition of Sexual Violence

This Policy prohibits sexual violence which means 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.

3. Training, Reporting and Responding to Sexual Violence

  • A1 Transportation Academy shall include a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy in every contract made between it and its students, and provide a copy of the Sexual Violence Policy to career college management (corporate directors, controlling shareholders, owners, partners, other persons who manage or direct the career college’s affairs, and their agents), instructors, staff, other employees and contractors and train them about the policy and its processes of reporting, investigating and responding to complaints of sexual violence involving its students. 
  • The Sexual Violence Policy shall be published on the college’s website.
  • Career college management, instructors, staff, other employees and contractors of A1 Transportation Academy will report incidents of or complaints of sexual violence to Campus Manager upon becoming aware of them.
  • Students who have been affected by sexual violence or who need information about support services should contact the Campus Manager.

4. Personal information

Subject to Section 4 below, to the extent it is possible, A1 Transportation Academy will attempt to keep all personal information of persons involved in the investigation confidential except in those circumstances where it believes an individual is at imminent risk of self-harm, or of harming another, or there are reasonable grounds to believe that others on its campus or the broader community are at risk. This will be done by:

  • ensuring that all complaints/reports and information gathered as a result of the complaint/reports will be only available to those who need to know for purposes of investigation, implementing safety measures and other circumstances that arise from any given case; and 
  • Ensuring that the documentation is kept in a separate file from that of the Complainant/student or the Respondent.
  • A1 Transportation Academy recognizes the right of the Complainant not to report an incident of or make a complaint about sexual violence or not request an investigation and not to participate in any investigation that may occur.
  • Notwithstanding section (C), in certain circumstances, A1 Transportation Academy may be required by law or its internal policies to initiate an internal investigation and/or inform police without the complainant’s consent if it believes the safety of member of its campus or the broader community is at risk.
  • In all cases, including section (f) above, A1 Transportation Academy will appropriately accommodate the needs of its students who are affected by sexual violence. Students seeking accommodation should contact the Campus Manager.
  • In this regard, A1 Transportation Academy will assist students who have experienced sexual violence in obtaining counselling and medical care, and provide them with information about sexual violence supports and services available in the community and the province of Ontario, as set out in Appendix 1 attached hereto. Students are not required to file a formal complaint in order to access supports and services.

5. Complaint and Investigating Reports of Sexual Violence

The person accused of engaging in sexual violence will be referred to as the ‘Respondent” and the person making the allegation as the “Complainant”. Under this Sexual Violence Policy, any student of A1 Transportation Academy may file a report of an incident or a complaint to the Campus Manager in writing. A complainant may ask another person to be present during the investigation. The College may also decide to use an Independent Investigator when appropriate in the circumstances. Upon a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made A1 Transportation Campus Manager will take all reasonable steps to investigate it, including as follows:

  • Upon receipt of a report of an incident or a complaint of alleged sexual violence being made, the College Manager will respond promptly and:
  • Determine whether an investigation should proceed and if the Complainant wishes to participate in an investigation;
  • Determine who should conduct the investigation having regard to the seriousness of the allegation and the parties involved;
  • Determine whether the incident should be referred immediately to the police; In such cases or where civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence, A1 Transportation Academy, may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures; and 
  • Determine what interim measure ought to be put in place pending the investigation process such as removal of the Respondent or seeking alternate methods of providing necessary course studies. 
  • Meeting with the complainant to determine the date and time of the incident, the persons involved, the names of any person who witnessed the incident and a complete description of what occurred;
  • interviewing the complainant, any person involved in the incident and any identified witnesses; 
  • interviewing any other person who may have knowledge of incidents related to the complaint or any other similar incidents; 
  • informing the respondent of the complaint, providing details of the allegations and giving the respondent an opportunity to respond to those allegations; 
  • Providing reasonable updates to the Complainant and the Respondent about the status of the investigation

6. Investigation results

Following the investigation, the Campus Manager or the Independent Investigator will:

  • review all of the evidence collected during the investigation;
  • determine whether sexual violence occurred; and if so
  • determine what disciplinary action, if any, should be taken as set out in Section 7 below

7. Disciplinary Measures

If it is determined by A1 Transportation Academy that the Respondent did engage in sexual violence, immediate disciplinary or corrective action will be taken. This may include:

  • Disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff; or
  • Expulsion of a student; and/or
  • The placement of certain restrictions on the Respondent’s ability to access certain premises or facilities; and/or
  • Any other actions that may be appropriate in the circumstances

In cases where criminal proceedings are initiated, A1 Transportation Academy will assist police agencies, lawyers, insurance companies, and courts to the fullest extent. Where criminal and/or civil proceedings are commenced in respect of allegations of sexual violence A1 Transportation Academy may conduct its own independent investigation and make its own determination in accordance with its own policies and procedures.

8. Appeal

Should the Complainant or the Respondent not agree with the decision resulting from the investigation, he or she may appeal the decision to VP of Human Resources within 5 (Five) days by submitting a letter addressed to Campus Manager advising of the person’s intent to appeal the decision. Appeals shall be subject to the Appeal Policy: Sexual Violence.

9. Making False Statements

It is a violation of this Policy for anyone to knowingly make a false complaint of sexual violence or to provide false information about a complaint. Individuals who violate this Policy are subject to disciplinary and / or corrective action, up to and including termination of employment of instructors or staff or expulsion of a student.

10. Reprisal

It is a violation of this Policy to retaliate or threaten to retaliate against a complainant who has brought forward a complaint of sexual violence, provided information related to a complaint, or otherwise been involved in the complaint investigation process.

11. Review

This policy will be reviewed 3 years after it is first implemented.

12. Collection of Student Data

A1 Transportation Academy shall collect and be prepared to provide upon request by the Superintendent of Private Career Colleges such data and information as required according to Subsections 32. 3 (8), (9) and (10) of Schedule 5 of the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005 as amended.

Appendix 1: Resources

Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centers Ontario Assaulted Women’s Helpline
Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
#SAFE (#7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile TTY: 416-364-8762 www.awhl.org
Appendix 1: Resources
Sexual Assault Centers (Ontario) AND SERVICES
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centre (ONTARIO)
Assaulted Women’s Help Number Toll Free: 1-866-863-0511
NumberSAFE (Number7233) on Bell, Rogers, Fido or Telus mobile
TTY: 416-364-8762
You Can Contact Other Helping Centers. These Include:

Alliston, Barrie, Collingwood , Midland and Orillia
24 hour Crisis Number:
Barrie: 705-737-2008 or 1-800-987-0799
Midland: 705-526-4211 or 1-800-461-1750

Office: 705-526-3221

Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District

Office: 613-967-6300

Muskoka/Parry Sound Sexual Assault Services
Parry Sound 1-877-851-6662
Muskoka 1-877-406-1268

Office: 705-774-9083
Office: 705-646-2122

Sexual Assault Centre of Brantford
Crisis Number: 519-751-3471

Office 519-751-1164
Email: sexualassaultcentre@sacbrant.ca

Assault Response & Care Centre

www.arc-c.ca arc@bgh-on.ca
Office: 613-345-3881

Chatham-Kent Sexual Assault Crisis Centre
24 hr Crisis Number: 519-354-8688

Office /TTY: 519-354-8908

Sexual Assault Support Centre for Women
Iethinisten:ha Women’s Shelter
Akwasasane Family Violence Program
24 hr Crisis Number : 1-800-480-4208

Office: 613-932-1755
Office: 613-937-4322

Durham Region (Oshawa, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby,
Uxbridge, Bowmanville, Port Perry )
Durham Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis Number: 905-668-9200

Email: info@drcc.ca
Office: 905-444-9672

Eganville (Renfrew Country)
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County
24 Crisis Number: 1-800-663-3060

Office: 613-735-5551

Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis
Crisis Number: 519-836-5710

Office: 519-823-5806

Kenora Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis Numbers : 807-468-7233 OR 1-800-565-6161

Office: 807-468-7958

Sexual Assault Centre Kingston
Crisis Numbers: 613-544-6424 or 1-877-544-6424

Email: sack@sackingston.com
Office: 613-545-0762

Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Crisis Number: 519-741-8633

Email: info@sascwr.org
Office: 519-571-0121

Sexual Assault Centre London
Crisis Number: 519-438-2272
TTY: 519-439-0690

Email: sacl@sacl.ca
Office: 519-439-0844

London Abused Women’s Centre

Email: info@lawc.on.ca
Office: 519-432-2204

Peel Region (Brampton, Mississauga, Caledon)
Hope 24/7
Crisis Number: 1-800-810-0180

Office: 905-792-0821

Women’s Support Network of York Region
Crisis Numbers: 1-800-263-6734 or 905-895-6734

Office: 905-895-3646

North Bay
Amelia Rising Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of
Nipissing/centre d’aggressions ssexuelles de Nipissing
Crisis Number: 705-476-3355
TTY: 705-840-5877

Email: info@ameliarising.ca
Office: 705-840-2403

Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services of Halton
Crisis Numbers: 905-875-1555 or 1-877-268-8416

Office: 905-825-3622

Family Transition Place
Crisis Number: 1-800-265-9178

Office 519-942-4122

Sexual Assault Support Centre
Crisis Number: 613-234-2266
TTY: 613-725-1657

Email: info@sascottawa.com
Office: 613-725-2160

Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre
Crisis: 613-562-2333

Office: 613-562-2334

Peterborough & Kawarthas
Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis Numbers: 705-741-0260 or 1-866-298-7778


YWCA Peterborough Haliburton
Crisis Number: 1-800-461-7656

Office: 705-743-3526 ext. 130

Sault Ste. Marie
Women in Crisis (Algoma) Inc.
Crisis Numbers: 705-759-1230 or 1-877-759-1230


Sexual Assault Survivors Centre Sarnia-Lambton
Crisis Numbers: 519-337-3320 or 1-888-231-0536

Office: 519-337-3154

St. Catharines
Niagara Region Sexual Assault Centre
Crisis Number: 905-685-4584

Email: carsa@sexualassaultniagara.org
Office: 905-682-7258

Thunder Bay
Thunder Bay Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse Crisis and
Counselling Centre

Email: tbcounselling@tbsasa.org
Office: 807-345-0894 or 1-866-311-5927

Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
Crisis Number: 1-877-268-8380 (sexual assault)
1-855-827-7233 (shelter)

Email: info@tawc.ca
Office: 705-268-8381

Oasis Centre des Femmes

Email: services@oasisfemmes.org
Office: 416-591-6565

Toronto Rape Crisis Centre: Multicultural Women
Against Rape
Crisis Number: 416-597-8808

Email: crisis@trccmwar.ca or info@trccmwar.
Office: 416-597-1171

Sexual Assault Crisis Centre of Essex County
Crisis Number: 519-253-9667


Domestic Abuse Services Oxford
Crisis Numbers: 519-539-4811 or 1-800-265-1938

Email: infor@daso.ca