Anyone who is disclosing an incident of Sexual Violence has a right to:

  1. Be believed,
  2. Be treated with dignity, compassion, and respect,
  3. Not be punished for revealing that they broke minor rules relevant to the incident,
  4. Be informed about on and off campus services and resources,
  5. Confidentiality, as long as someone’s safety is not at risk
  6. Decide whether or not to access available services and to choose those services,
  7. Decide whether to report to the school and/or local police,
  8. Have a safety plan, and
  9. Have reasonable and necessary actions taken to prevent further unwanted contact

*Note: Although we will maintain your privacy as much as we can, if someone is in danger (or if you are under 18), then we cannot promise to keep your secret. See our policy for details.

If you have experienced Sexual Violence, it can often be difficult to talk about what happened. For this reason, we have a training program for every full-time staff and faculty member and every student leader so that they know how to properly respond if you tell them about sexual violence that you experienced. If you want to tell someone at the school, please feel free to go to the person who you are most comfortable with, and they will be able to help you. You can bring a friend with you if you want, or you can send an email.

Click here to see Sexual Violence Support Information for Students (PDF)

Report Online (through REES)

Providence has partnered with REES (Respect, Educate, Empower Survivors) to provide online reporting for sexual violence on campus. REES allows members of our campus community to Create a Record of the incident and choose from multiple reporting options: Anonymous Report, Connect to My Campus, or Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI). REES provides information about campus and community-based resources such as sexual assault centres, healthcare, and support services.

REES can be accessed online anywhere, anytime. Go to and select Providence from the drop-down list.

> About your Reporting Options with REES

  • You can Create a Record without choosing a reporting option. Your Record will be securely stored in REES until you are ready to report.
  • Records stored in REES cannot be accessed by REES or Providence. Only you can access your Record unless you choose to send it as a Connect to My Campus.


Anonymous Report
  • An Anonymous Report allows an individual to share information about an incident of sexual harassment, misconduct or assault without identifying themselves, or identifying the person who has harmed them.
  • Anonymous Reports will include only the multiple-choice questions and gender questions from your Record. Anonymous Report data will be provided by REES to the Providence to measure the incidence and identify patterns of sexual violence on campus, with the goal of improving policy, supports or responses to sexual violence on campus.
  • Because an Anonymous Report does not include any identifying information about the persons involved, it cannot initiate an investigation, and the Providence does not have the ability to follow up with you directly.

› Report through REES

Connect to My Campus
  • Connect to My Campus allows you to reach out to Leshia Verkerk. You can receive support, resources, and information, or discuss the formal complaint process.
  • There is no time limit to Connect to My Campus but there may be a time limit for formal complaints and investigation of an incident.

› Report through REES

Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI)
  • Repeat Perpetrator Identification (RPI) is a feature of REES that helps to identify a person whose behaviour has harmed multiple people.
  • You provide identifying information about the person that is stored in a database. If more than one individual identifies the same person has harmed them, a match is made and Providence is notified.

› Report through REES