We have set aside $2.5 million in funding to help post-secondary schools update their sexual violence policies by the end of 2022. They must align with best practices and ensure their policies are survivor centric. We know these policies cannot be a one-and-done decision; they will need to be regularly reviewed to stay current.
The $2.5 million in funding will also go towards developing a province-wide survey on sexual violence, so we can get a more accurate assessment of sexual violence on campuses. My department will partner with the Ministry of Culture and Status of Women on this initiative, with the survey expected to launch this fall.
As Minister, I am confident that by working together we can prevent sexual violence on campus, and make campuses a safer place for all post-secondary students. That’s my commitment and promise to you and to all Albertans.