NEWS March 6, 2015
Ontario is urging citizens in Orléans and in communities across the province to help stop sexual violence and harassment.
The Ontario government has released It’s Never Okay: An Action Plan to Stop Sexual Violence and Harassment. The ground-breaking plan outlines concrete steps to help change attitudes, provide more supports for survivors, and make workplaces and campuses safer and more responsive to complaints about sexual violence and harassment. The government has committed $41 million over three years to support the plan’s implementation.
Highlights from the plan include:
A permanent stakeholder Roundtable on Violence Against Women will be convened to provide advice to the government on ongoing and emerging gender-based violence issues.
It’s Never Okay is part of the government’s plan to provide more security, protection, and equal opportunity for all Ontarians. It will help ensure that everyone in the province can live in safety and is free from the threat, fear or experience of sexual violence and harassment.
"We all have a role to play in stopping sexual violence and harassment. This Action Plan will help Orléans provide better, more responsive services and supports to survivors, and will help us work together to ensure our workplaces, campuses and communities are safer places.”
― MPP Marie-France Lalonde, MPP, Ottawa-Orléans
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