Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 74.59
Liaison Chris Adam
Submission Date Sept. 7, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Dawson College
PA-13: Wellness Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Chris Adam
Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a wellness program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all students?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all staff?:
Yes

Does the institution have a wellness and/or employee assistance program that makes counseling, referral, and wellbeing services available to all faculty?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s wellness and/or employee assistance program(s), including information to support each affirmative response above :

Students at Dawson have full-time psychologists available for counseling by appointment, career counsellors & academic advisors for career information, a full-time nurse available within a health service office, and access to a medical doctor as well. https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/counselling/
Staff and faculty hired for more than 6 months have reduced rates to athletic programs, financial allocations to take courses at the centre for training & development at the College, and as students have, available psychological and medical counseling or consultation when needed as part of a college group insurance package. Paid sick days, leave for both father and mother after childbirth or adoption, and short-term and long-term disability leave are all standard benefits.
As per the Quebec National Assembly Bill 151, making it mandatory for all educational institutions to formally address sexual violence and discrimination in the workplace, a College steering committee was struck in 2018 that included the participation of representatives of all categories of employees and a representative of the College Student Union.
Article 6 of the Policy to Stem Violence, Discrimination, Harassment and the Abuse of Power reviews the protocol for staff and students to follow with any complaints: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/wp-content/external-includes/spdocs/documents/bog-hr-01-stem-violence-discrimination-harassment-and-abuse-of-power.pdf
Safer Spaces program: The Safer Spaces Initiative attempted to start a Dawson-wide conversation about the ways in which challenging topics such as micro-aggressions, and/or colonial or misogynistic attitudes, etc., play out in the College and how we could learn as a community to build on our strengths and manage them. https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/womens-gender-studies/safer-spaces/


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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INSPIRE - A unique college-wide educational project to promote peace and nonviolence
https://inspire.dawsoncollege.qc.ca
Safer Spaces Program: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/womens-gender-studies/wp-content/uploads/sites/125/Phase-4_Safer_Spaces_2018-2.pdf
Dawson Mentor program: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/counselling/mentor-program/
The College committee to stem violence, discrimination, harassment and the abuse of power is populated by the following people:
The Director of Human Resources, or, a person delegated by the Director;
The Director of Student Services, or, a person delegated by the Director;
One member appointed by the Dawson Teachers Union (DTU);
One member appointed by the Association of Dawson Professionals (ADP);
One member appointed by the Dawson Support Staff Union (DSSU);
One member appointed by the Dawson Student Union(DSU);
One member appointed by the Dawson Management Association;
One member appointed by Senate;
A college ombudsperson;

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