Ontario universities applaud Premier Wynne’s action plan against sexual violence and harassment

Bonnie Patterson

Ontario’s universities applaud Premier Kathleen Wynne’s initiatives to raise awareness, enhance prevention and support those in our society who have experienced sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Premier Wynne has tasked us all to challenge norms and behaviours that have created a culture where sexual violence and harassment are still prevalent across all communities, and in which many victims do not come forward.

Universities have already created a task force to review sexual assault policies. That task force will review policies and share effective practices, and in so doing will support the government’s action plan, and will work with the province to raise awareness and enhance prevention of sexual violence on campuses.

The Premier says we all can and should do better, and she’s right.