HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION
All members of the CCNM community are expected to be sensitive to and respectful of other members of the community and those with whom they come into contact while representing CCNM. All forms of harassment and discrimination are prohibited.
Discrimination refers to action or behaviour that results in the unfavourable, adverse or preferential treatment related to the following prohibited grounds: race, colour, ancestry, place of birth, national origin, citizenship, creed, religious or political affiliation or belief, sex, sexual orientation, physical attributes, family relationship, age, physical or mental illness or disability or place of residence.
Harassment is a form of discrimination. It includes unwanted remarks, behaviour or communications in any form based on a prohibited ground of discrimination where the person responsible for the remarks, behaviour or communications knows, or ought reasonably to know these are unwelcome, unwanted, offensive, intimidating, hostile or inappropriate.
Sexual harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct of a sexual nature including, but not limited to: sexual assault, verbal abuse or threats of a sexual nature, unwelcome and repeated sexual invitations, dates, flirtations or requests, unwelcome innuendo or taunting about a person’s body, physical appearance or sexual orientation.
Conduct also constitutes harassment, whether or not it is based on the prohibited grounds as listed above, when it creates an intimidating, demeaning or hostile working or learning environment.
If at any time you believe you are being subjected to harassment or discrimination, if you become aware of such conduct being directed at someone else, or if you believe another student or employee has received more favourable treatment because of discrimination, please promptly notify the director of human resources, the department dean, your supervisor or the president.
Please note that in addition to reporting harassment and discrimination, CCNM students, employees and faculty have a legal obligation to report to the Children’s Aid Society when he or she believes on reasonable grounds that a child is or may be in need of protection.
This policy is intended to assist CCNM in addressing any conduct that is offensive and inappropriate in a learning and working environment. All reported incidents will be investigated under the following guidelines:
- All complaints will be kept confidential to the fullest extent possible and will be disclosed to such individuals necessary to permit the proper investigation and response to the complaint. No one will be involved in the investigation or response except those with a need to know.
- Anyone who is found to have violated the harassment and discrimination policy is subject to corrective action up to and including immediate expulsion or discharge. Corrective action will depend on the severity of the offence. Action will be taken to prevent an offence from being repeated.
- Retaliation will not be permitted against anyone who makes a complaint or who cooperates in an investigation.