To All CFUW Clubs:
CFUW is writing to introduce clubs to a National Initiative of a Status of Women Subcommittee. The initiative is a research project titled, “Preventing and Responding to Violence Against Women and Girls: Sexual Assault Policies in Post-Secondary Institutions in Canada”. The purpose of the project is to determine whether post-secondary institutions have sexual assault policies and, if so, how do the policies work in practice.
The Status of Women Subcommittee that is over-seeing this project has developed a package of materials that we are asking CFUW Clubs to distribute to their members. Then, we are inviting clubs and individual members to participate in the project as volunteers by doing internet research towards finding sexual assault policies at post-secondary institutions, examining the policies, and completing a questionnaire about the policies.
The package includes the following:
1/ A four-page document with the initial motion to the CFUW Board of Directors and an overview of the project. Download document here.
2/ A two-page questionnaire that invites CFUW Clubs and members to participate in gathering data for the project. Download questionnaire here.
3/ A one-page instruction sheet for the questionnaire. Download instructions here.
4/ A 6-page list of public post-secondary institutions in Canada, their locations and websites. Download list of institutions here.
Please take the time to review all the materials. If you have further questions or need more information, please contact:
address: 508-5 Riverside Drive
Fredericton, N.B. E3A8C2
We hope that many clubs and individuals across Canada will join us in this endeavour.
Chair Status of Women Subcommittee