Health and Wellness

The RMC Health and Wellness Working Group (HWWG) was created more than a year ago to promote and enhance the health and wellness of all faculty, staff and students at RMC. This working group aims at developing, supporting, synchronizing and assessing programs to ensure that that the College remains a safe, positive, respectful, harassment-free and healthy place to learn, teach, research and work.

Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Prevention and Response at the Royal Military College of Canada

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The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) is committed to providing a safe, healthy and harassment-free environment for its students, staff and faculty. In particular, the College takes the prevention of and response to sexual misconduct and harassment with the utmost seriousness. The College has policies, programmes and procedures in place to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct and harassment.

Policy Statement by the Commandant

Sexual misconduct and harassment is not to be tolerated at the RMC. I expect all staff, faculty and students to act with Character, Courage and Compassion in responding to and eradicating all forms of sexual harassment and misconduct. Those who act inappropriately, perpetrators and bystanders, who chose not to act, will be held accountable for their actions. Those who report experiences of sexual misconduct or harassment at RMC, including sexual assault, will be treated with dignity, respect and compassion, and will receive the support they need. We all have a role to play in ensuring that our workplace remains safe, respectful and free of any form of sexual misconduct and harassment. I call upon all leaders, supervisors, mentors and educators to set the example by taking an active role in the prevention and eradication of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Links to the Department of National Defence (DND) /Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) policies on Sexual Misconduct and Harassment:

Examples of Past and On-Going Efforts

The College has put a significant amount of efforts in implementing preventive measures over the past year. The following list provides several examples of such recent initiatives.

  • Issuance of the first Commandant's communiqué and guidance on Sexual Misconduct and Harassment in May 2014;
  • Continuation of the Duty Field Officer (DFO) in residence to assist and maintain Command presence during silent hours. The DFO has quick access to the Chaplains - trained in crisis response and counselling, Police and Peer Assistance Group members (PAG), as well as the senior levels in the Chain of Command;
  • Planning efforts by the College Health and Wellness Working Group (HWWG) toward the implementation of a Campaign Plan on Sexual Misconduct and Harassment Prevention and Response using the following lines of effort: Prevention, Investigation, Accountability, Victim Support and Assessment;
  • Review and enhancement of prevention programmes with the help of the PAG;
  • Institutionalization of periodic harassment, sexual misconduct and ethics briefings delivered by the College leadership and subject matter experts to various focus audiences;
  • Continue to better integrate Sexual Misconduct and Harassment prevention across programmes;
  • Review and refine policy, prevention and response plans.

We want to ensure that our students, staff and faculty have a quick access to the various resources available to them should they require support have safety needs while on campus. A list of resources has been compiled to assist students, staff and faculty to better understand their options and services available. This list is now available online.

Contact Information

Emergency / CAF-DND / On-Campus

Service Type Contact Information
Emergency 911 (24hr/7d)
Military Police 613-541-5648 (24hr/7d)
Campus Security Control Center (SCC) 613-541-6000 x6666 or x3640 (24hr/7d)
RMC Duty Officer (613) 541-6000 x8351
Cell (613) 453-5007 (24hr/7d)
Phone Operator 613-541-6000 or 613-541-5010 (24hr/7d)
Peer Assistance Group (PAG) 613-650-7514
Padres 613-541-6000 Ext6284, 6204, 4094 or 6018
RMC Blue Light Emergency Telephones Available at numerous locations on Campus - blue lights and yellow boxes
RMC Mental Health Services 613-541-5010 x5776
33 Health Services Center - RMC-Det 613-541-5010 x6310 or x6994
Member Assistance Program (MAP) 1-800-268-7708 (24hr/7d)
Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 1-800-268-7708 (24hr/7d)
NPF Employee and Family Assistance Program 1-800-387-4765
Operational Stress Injury Social Support (OSISS) 1-800-883-6094
613-541-5010 x4393
Canadian Forces National Investigation Service - Ontario Office 1-866-698-1119
Dispute Resolution Centre (DRC) 613-541-5010 x5641
Integrated Personnel Support Center (IPSC) 613-541-5010 x5668
Health Promotion 613-541-5010 x3992
Military Family Resource Centre 613-541-5010 x5195 or x3296 (support & intervention)

Community Resources

Service Type Contact Information
Kingston Police 613-549-4660
KGH Sexual Assault/Domestic
Violence Program
613-549-6666 x4880 (24hr/7d)
Sexual Assault Centre Kingston 613-544-6424 (24hr crisis line)
613-548-4834 (Victims services)
Kingston General Hospital (KGH) 613-548-3322 (24hr/7d)
613-549-6666
Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Mental Health Services 613-544-4229 or 1-866-616-6005 (24hrs crisis line)

Resources

Chaplains Office Library Inventory
Books on Personal Growth, Councelling, Grief, Religion that are available for loan at the Chaplain’s Office, Yeo Hall #207.
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