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The community would help me

Participant 1: I am thinking of my parents. I think they would appreciate the community in SMU and the policy as well. Especially because they live in East Asia so they can’t talk with me, but like, if something happens to me, they are not able to help [unclear] to solve the problem. So, I thought the community would help me and that makes my parents feel better.
Participant 2: Yeah, I was gonna say the same as participant 1. Like, my family lives in East Asia, so they are away and like, they cannot be with me if I get [assaulted].

Recommendations

  • 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.