The College of New Caledonia is committed to creating and maintaining a campus community characterized by mutual respect and safety. Safety at the College is a priority and we are joining post-secondary institutions province-wide to develop and enact our new Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures to ensure that the CNC community enjoys a healthier and safer work and study environment.
“Sexual misconduct is never acceptable,” said Henry Reiser, CNC President. “This process has reinforced our commitment to providing members of the College of New Caledonia community with a safe, supportive and respectful environment.”
The policy was formally approved by CNC’s Board of Governors on May 9, 2017 following more than eight months of research, consultation, and community engagement. The work to develop the policy was led by a committee co-chaired by the Director of Student Services and the Executive Director of Human Resources, with student representatives including the CNC Student Union, and representatives from all employee groups (faculty, operational, and administrative). The policy will help contribute to a broader and longer-term conversation about the issue of sexual violence and misconduct on post-secondary campuses in BC. It is also a response to Bill 23- 2016: Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy Act. This is a piece of provincial legislation that mandates the creation of such a policy at all post-secondary institutions in BC.
The Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures are linked below, and also can be accessed in the “Policies” section of the “Current Students” page that outlines resources for current CNC students.
If you are in need of assistance, please go to Supports for information about making a disclosure, filing a complaint with the College, or making a report to the RCMP, as well as a list of CNC support contacts and local community resources.