Sexual Harassment and Prevention Policy and Guidelines
Reimagine Clinic’s Commitment to a Safe and Respectful Environment
This policy is integral to the community of Reimagine Clinic, located at 9359 Rue Lajeunesse, Montreal, QC, H2M1S5, and extends to all students, staff, faculty, administrators, service providers, contractors, and volunteers, as well as those participating in any student initiatives or visiting our premises.
At Reimagine Clinic, we are unequivocally committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from sexual violence and harassment. We uphold the dignity and respect of individuals who report incidents of such nature, ensuring a supportive and responsive framework.
Acknowledging Vulnerable Populations
Reimagine Clinic acknowledges the unfortunate reality that certain demographic groups are disproportionately affected by sexual violence in Canada. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Young women and girls.
- Indigenous women.
- Women with cognitive or physical disabilities.
- Members of the LGBT2SQ+ community.
- Newcomer women, as well as women from ethnocultural and racialized communities.
We are aware that many of our students and participants, particularly those attending private training sessions or private service sessions, are part of these vulnerable groups. We are dedicated to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment for all, actively involving members from diverse backgrounds in the development and implementation of this policy.
Purpose and Scope of the Policy
The purpose of this policy is to clearly define Reimagine Clinic’s stance on sexual violence, and to establish a comprehensive response protocol for reporting and addressing incidents of sexual violence and harassment. This policy applies to all services provided, training sessions conducted, and any other activities undertaken within the premises of Reimagine Clinic.
Compliance and Legal Framework
Reimagine Clinic operates in full compliance with the laws of Quebec, Canada, ensuring that our policies and procedures adhere to the highest standards of safety, respect, and accountability. We are committed to continuous review and improvement of our policies to reflect current legal requirements and best practices.
Reporting and Support
Reimagine Clinic provides clear and accessible reporting mechanisms for incidents of sexual violence and harassment. We ensure confidentiality and support for survivors, providing them with the necessary resources and assistance throughout the reporting and resolution process.
Training and Awareness
We are committed to fostering a culture of awareness and prevention, conducting regular training sessions for our staff, faculty, and students. Our programs are designed to educate and empower our community, promoting respectful interactions and relationships.
Accountability and Enforcement
Reimagine Clinic takes all reports of sexual violence and harassment seriously, ensuring thorough investigation and appropriate action in each case. We hold all members of our community accountable for their actions, reinforcing our commitment to a safe and respectful environment.
Review and Improvement
This policy is subject to regular review and updates to ensure its effectiveness and relevance. Reimagine Clinic is dedicated to learning and evolving, ensuring that our policies and practices reflect the latest research and best practices in the field of sexual violence prevention and response.
Ensuring Safety and Respect during Personalized Services
At Reimagine Clinic, we are committed to fostering a safe and respectful environment, not just for our students and staff, but also for every individual who walks through our doors for our personalized services. Our private settings are designed to provide a comfortable and secure experience, ensuring privacy and confidentiality. However, it is imperative that this sense of security is mutual, safeguarding the well-being of both our clients and estheticians.
Mutual Respect and Boundaries
When engaging in services within our private settings, we emphasize the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and mutual respect. Our estheticians are highly trained professionals dedicated to providing exceptional care and service. Any inappropriate behavior, comments, or advances of a sexual nature will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
Reporting and Response Protocols
Reimagine Clinic has established clear and accessible reporting mechanisms for any incidents that violate the boundaries of professionalism and respect. If a client experiences or witnesses any form of inappropriate behavior, they are strongly encouraged to report it immediately. Similarly, our estheticians are empowered and supported to report any uncomfortable or unsafe situations they may encounter during their service provision.
Our response protocol ensures a swift and thorough investigation, prioritizing the safety and well-being of all involved parties. Appropriate actions, including potential banning of the involved client from our services and reporting to law enforcement if necessary, will be taken to address the situation and prevent future occurrences.
Training and Empowerment
We provide regular training for our estheticians, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to handle any potential situations of sexual misconduct or harassment. This includes clear guidelines on how to maintain professional boundaries, as well as procedures for reporting any incidents. We aim to empower our staff to take control of their working environment, ensuring they feel safe, respected, and valued at all times.
Raising Awareness among Clients
Reimagine Clinic is proactive in raising awareness about the importance of maintaining a respectful and professional environment during private services. Clear guidelines and expectations are communicated to all clients prior to their appointment, ensuring they understand their role in upholding a safe and respectful space.
Any acts/intentions or forms of sexual misconduct will be reported to the authorities.
At Reimagine Clinic, we are steadfast in our commitment to creating a safe, inclusive, and respectful environment for all members of our community. We believe in the power of education, awareness, and accountability, working together to prevent and address sexual violence and harassment.
If you have any questions or need further information, please contact us at 438-686-8460. Together, we can create a safer, more respectful community at Reimagine Clinic.