TORONTO/OTTAWA, April 8, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario will be launching a series of tools to assist students' unions and campus organizations in addressing sexual assault at Ontario's colleges and universities. Launches will take place in Toronto and Ottawa.
|WHAT:||Toolkit to Combat Sexual Violence Launch|
|DATE:||Tuesday, April 9, 2013|
| Ottawa: The Agora
University of Ottawa
| Toronto: South Sitting Room, Hart House,
University of Toronto,
7 Hart House Circle
FACTS ON SEXUAL VIOLENCE ON CAMPUS:
- Four out of five female undergraduate students have been victims of violence in a dating relationship
- More than 80 per cent of rapes that occur on college and university campuses are committed by someone known to the victim. Half occur on dates.
- Women aged 18 to 24 experience the highest rates of sexual violence in Canada.
The Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario is the largest student organization in Ontario, uniting more than 300,000 college, undergraduate and graduate students in all regions of the province.
SOURCE: Canadian Federation of Students - Ontario
For further information:
Caitlin Smith, Campaigns Coordinator: 416-925-3825 (office)
Sarah Jayne King, Chairperson (bilingual): 416-925-3825 (office) or 647-339-4070 (cell)