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I feel my parents are scared a lot

I feel my parents are scared a lot. Because they are a new in the country, they always think that we are going to be victimized or that it is not totally safe, because they don’t know everything. They weren’t raised here. But if they know about a policy, it would probably give them some comfort to know that it is taken seriously, but they aren’t really open to talk about things like that.


  • Develop a one-page document for parents/guardians of students that highlights key policy points and links to sexual assault resources and supports available in Canada.

  • Don't overhelm students with policy materials. Plan an approach to increasing policy awareness that provides essential information and resources at dedicated times and locations. Consider potential triggers when developing and implementing educational/awareness materials.