(September 20, 2022) - As part of our ongoing commitment to student safety, Laurentian University is proud to partner with Cambrian College, Collège Boréal, the Greater Sudbury Police Service and Sudbury & Area Victim Services to raise awareness on the importance of consent.
Any form of sexual activity without consent is sexual assault. Consent is legally required and necessary. We are proud to launch our collaboration video that discusses the importance of obtaining consent, the law around consent, and some support options available to individuals affected by sexual violence.
Members of the media are invited to attend the launch of the video that was made possible by the Government of Ontario through the Proceeds of Crime Front-line Policing Grant. The video launch will take place at 11:30 a.m. on September 22, 2022 in the Laurentian University Student Centre.
Sexual assault is extremely underreported and we are working hard to change that by committing to innovative and collaborative efforts focused on awareness and education.
Laurentian University community members who have been affected by sexual violence can seek confidential assistance from the Equity, Diversity and Humans Rights Office for options, supports and resources.
If you have experienced a sexual assault, you also have various options for reporting the incident(s) to Police* if and when you are ready to do so. In the case of an emergency, if you are in danger or need medical assistance, if the incident just took place, or the person responsible is nearby, please call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are reporting a sexual assault after the fact and you do not believe that you require immediate assistance, you can call Police at 705-675-9171 or you can report it online through the online reporting option on the GSPS website (www.gsps.ca). Under the “Reporting” heading you will find a page dedicated to sexual assault reporting with additional information including a “Sexual Assault Survivors Guide”.
We recognize that this is a very difficult time for Survivors and we want to provide you with the assistance, resources and support that you require.
*It is always an individual's choice whether or not to report the incident to the Police.