In Ontario, Bill 132 contained specific requirements for institutional data collection and reporting on sexual violence. As such, the University of Toronto along with the Council of Ontario Universities (COU), has been working with the Provincial government on the development of a survey tool for benchmarking and understanding sexual violence on university campuses in Ontario.
Student Voices on Sexual Violence, a survey sponsored by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) and conducted by CCI Research Inc., is launching in late February and running through March 2018. As specified by the Ministry, full-time undergraduate and graduate university students, public college students, as well as students attending registered private career colleges across Ontario will be invited to participate in the survey. The University of Toronto’s Sexual Violence Climate Survey Advisory Board has provided feedback on the survey and the protocol has been approved by the Health Sciences Research Ethics Board at U of T.
The survey will be available to university students between February 26 – March 26, 2018. The content of the survey may be challenging and difficult for some. Students are encouraged to take care of themselves and reach out to campus and/or community supports as needed.
The survey takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and students will receive a $5 e-gift card for completion. For more information, see the survey website: https://www.sv-vs.ca/en/Home.