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Addressing Gendered Violence at Laurier

The Gendered and Sexual Violence Policy

Laurier has a gendered and sexual violence policy that sets out the process for how Laurier responses to and addresses gendered and sexual violence involving students. The policy outlines the university's commitment to the provision of education and supports and outlines survivors' options. 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Gendered Violence Task Force

Addressing Gendered Violence at Laurier is a team effort supported by the Gendered Violence Task Force (GVTF). The GVTF is made up of staff, faculty, and students from across Laurier in Kitchener, Waterloo and Brantford. Their mission is to work toward the elimination of Gendered Violence at Laurier — and to support the healing of those who have experienced it — through continuous inclusive dialogue, meaningful and ongoing training initiatives, accessible policies and protocols, community engagement, support services and campus collaborations.

The GVTF consists of five working groups. Each working group welcomes student, staff, and faculty involvement and all have membership open on an ongoing basis. If you would like to volunteer to be a part of the task force or are interested in learning more, contact the the Aciting Manager, Gendered Violence Prevention and Support, at or 519.884.0710 x4710.

Working Groups

Faculty Colleagues

Three faculty colleagues provide expertise and assistance to the GVTF and work closely with senior campus leaders as part of a leadership group focused on strategic planning and decision making.

Contact Us:

Sarah Scanlon, Sexual Violence Support Advocate

T: 519.884.0710 x4847
Office Location: MacHouse Residence, room 117

Adria Joel, Manager, Gendered Violence Prevention and Support (Acting)

T: 519.884.0710 x4710
Office Location: MacHouse Residence, room 117