1. Mirage Spa Education Inc. is committed to the prevention of and appropriate response to sexual misconduct.
  2. Sexual misconduct refers to a spectrum of non-consensual sexual contact and behaviour including the following:
    1. sexual assault;
    2. sexual exploitation;
    3. sexual harassment;
    4. stalking;
    5. indecent exposure;
    6. voyeurism;
    7. the distribution of a sexually explicit photograph or video of a person to one or more persons other than the person in the photograph or video without the consent of the person in the photograph or video and with the intent to distress the person in the photograph or video;
    8. the attempt to commit an act of sexual misconduct; and
    9. the threat to commit an act of sexual misconduct.
  3. A Complaint of sexual misconduct is different than a Report of sexual misconduct. A person may choose to disclose or complain of sexual misconduct without making a formal report.  A Report is a formal notification of an incident of sexual misconduct to someone at the institution accompanied by a request for action.
  4. A student making a Complaint will be provided with resolution options and, if appropriate, accommodation, and will not be required or pressured to make a Report.
  5. The process for making a Complaint about sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows: The student must provide complaint in writing to Cheryl Thibault,  Director of Mirage Spa Education at Cheryl@Miragespaeducation.ca if Cheryl Thibault is absent or named in the complaint the complaint must then be directed to Allison Barlow, Director of Operations at Allison@Miragespaeducation.ca
  6. The process for responding to a Complaint of sexual misconduct involving a student is as follows: The institution will acknowledge receipt of the Complaint within 5 business days. the Director will conduct whatever enquiries and/or investigations are necessary and appropriate to determine whether the student’s concerns are substantiated in whole or in part. Those inquiries may involve further discussion(s) with the student either individually or with the appropriate institution’s personnel. Within 10 business days Mirage Spa Education Inc. will provide a letter of resolution and accommodation to the student filing the complaint. A copy of all documentation relating to the student’s complaint must be signed, scanned and emailed into head office or signed via data witness, by all parties.
  7. It is contrary to this policy for an institution to retaliate, engage in reprisals or threaten to retaliate in relation to a Complaint or a Report.
  8. Any processes undertaken pursuant to this policy will be based on the principles of administrative fairness. All parties involved will be treated with dignity and respect. 
  9. All information related to a Complaint is confidential and will not be shared without the written consent of the parties, subject to the following exceptions:
    1. If an individual is at imminent risk of severe or life-threatening self-harm.
    2. If an individual is at imminent risk of harming another.
    3. There are reasonable grounds to believe that others in the institutional community may be at significant risk of harm based on the information provided.
    4. Where it is necessary to ensure procedural fairness in an investigation or other response to a Complaint or Report.   
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