Combating Sexual Violence


“A person’s rightful due is to be treated as an object of love, not as an object for use.” – Saint John Paul II


The University of St. Michael’s College is firmly committed to ensuring the safety of each and every one of its students, faculty and staff. We respect the dignity and unique worth of every individual and are committed to reinforcing these values in the life of our community.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario recently passed Bill 132, the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan Act in March 2016. The Bill is part of the Ontario government’s strategy to provide protection to students and workers from the threat of sexual violence and harassment on campus or in the workplace. The legislation attempts to achieve this goal through amendments to six government acts. Most important of these amendments, for colleges and universities, are changes to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities Act which will come into force on January 1, 2017.

USMC has adopted the University of Toronto’s Policy on Sexual Violence pursuant to our rights and status under the Federated Framework Agreement (FFA). The policy will apply to all our students, Faculty and Staff.