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Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee

On April 19, 2018, NSCC implemented its first Sexual Violence Policy. The Policy establishes a Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Committee (SVPEC) as part of its commitment to a safer and more inclusive learning and working environment.

The policy, procedures and commitment to creating the SVPEC are anchored in Nova Scotia’s Sexual Violence Strategy, which recognizes sexual violence as a serious health, social and public safety issue.

Purpose

The SVPEC’s main role is to advance the safety and wellbeing of members of the College community by:

  • Advising on, contributing to and promoting education and prevention activities related to sexual violence
  • Assisting the College's Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion department in monitoring the effectiveness of these efforts

Activities

Our purpose is realized through:

  • Consulting with subject matter experts internal and/or external to the College community to support its activities
  • Developing, identifying and sharing information and resources which promote understanding and knowledge that support a community atmosphere in which sexual violence is not tolerated
  • Reviewing and considering best practices and participant feedback on current and future initiatives in sexual violence education and training
  • Contributing to program proposals brought forward by Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion regarding training and other activities and providing input on implementation
  • Acting as a centralized forum for sexual violence dialogue and collaborative problem solving
  • Supporting the College in obtaining advice and expertise on sexual violence prevention and education both within NSCC and in the community with the aim of finding solutions that are compatible with the College’s Sexual Violence Policy
  • Making recommendations on programming and other measures related to addressing sexual violence, including support services

Contact us

For clarification or more information, contact:

Gola Taraschi-Carr
Sexual Violence Prevention and Response Lead
Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion
902-471-7536

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