APPLICATION PROCESS

CLI College of Health, Business and Technology is authorized by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) to accept and enroll international students! CLI College of Health, Business and Technology designated learning institution number is O117353642757(Alberta) and O12943670937 (Toronto). Contact us by emailing international@clicollege.ca or calling 416-747-5152 to talk to one of our Admissions Counsellors. They will walk you through a step-by-step process to ensure you are comfortable and excited to begin your international learning experience.

Before applying to CLI College of Business, Health & Technology, please ensure that you satisfy the following requirements. These requirements must be met in order for us to confirm acceptance and process the Letter of Acceptance required to obtain a student visa.

A registration deposit of $1200.00 must accompany your contract. All payments must be made in Canadian Dollars. Included in the $1200.00 is a non-refundable $500.00 administration fee/ processing fee if the application is cancelled or the visa is denied. For the processing of your contract, payment can be made by sending a certified demand draft payable to CLI College of Business, Health & Technology. If your study visa/permit is declined, or you cancel the process, the registration deposit, other than the administration fee will be fully refunded. Refunds are processed within 30 business days from receipt of the refusal letter from the Canadian visa office. After the processing of your registration contract, a Letter of Acceptance will be issued.

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APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

English proficiency:

The language of instruction at CLI College of Business, Health & Technology is English. Therefore, candidates whose first language is not English will have to provide official transcripts of their English proficiency exam results. The test must have been taken not more than 2 years before the School’s proposed resumption date. Please see English Language requirement for further directive.

Transcripts – This is required, if the candidate possesses or has completed any post-secondary degree/diploma program before applying to CLI College of Business, Health & Technology

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

For candidates applying to the college: Proof of graduation from the high school must be submitted (Transcripts and Certificate)

General: All candidates must submit (along with their transcripts and certificates) a copy of your latest immunization report and a copy of your recent criminal record check.

All candidates will take the entrance examination before admission is granted

Before applying to CLI College of Business, Health & Technology please ensure that you satisfy the following requirements. These requirements must be met in order for us to confirm acceptance and process the Letter of Acceptance required to obtain a student visa.

  1. You must be at least 18 years old to attend CLI College of Business, Health & Technology.
  2. Complete our International Student Application Form.
  3. Provide us with a copy of your passport.
  4. A non-refundable application fee of $500.00 must accompany your application. For the processing of your application and to receive your Letter of Acceptance payment can be made by sending a certified bank draft payable to CLI College of Business Health & Technology.
  5. Pass our English qualifying test (Wonderlic test). You will need to find a proctor who can administer the said test by providing the proctor’s full name, business address, phone number, email and photo ID. The proctor can either be a teacher, guidance counsellor, engineer, lawyer, doctor or nurse.
  6. Acceptance letters will be sent via email within 5 business days from receipt of the exams. Prospective students who wish to have it mailed can be done through registered mail at no extra cost; delivery takes around 2-4 weeks. Students can also request for the acceptance letter to be couriered and the fees will be based on the actual costs.

Study Permits & Visas

For the most up-to-date information on Study Permits/Visas, please visit the following websites:
Studying in Canada: www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/index.asp Applying for a Study Permit: www.cic.gc.ca/english/study/study.asp

TUITION FEES:

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HOUSING AND ACCOMMODATION

While CLI College of Business, Health & Technology do not provide housing and accommodation for our students, assistance can be rendered to those students needing assistance with accommodation. The following site is one of the many resources available in finding a suitable place for accommodation.

https://edmonton.rentfaster.ca/ https://www.servicealberta.ca/Landlords_Tenants.cfm

You may also contact the student services office for more information.

For more information on the average housing cost please visit:
https://www.rentboard.ca/rentals/rental_rates.aspx?locid=207&psttyid=10

MEDICAL INSURANCE COVERAGE

To be adequately protected for medical insurance coverage, students (domestic and international) are required to have both basic and extended medical insurance plans.

Alberta Health Care

Alberta Health Care Insurance is basic health care coverage that is administered and governed by the provincial Government of Alberta. All eligible recipients are required by law to be covered by this insurance plan.

Students must enroll themselves for Alberta Health Care Insurance when they arrive and establish a residence in Alberta, registration is not automatic. As of January 2009, international students may be eligible for Alberta Health Coverage without paying a monthly fee; this will be assessed when the application for Alberta Health Care Coverage is submitted to the provincial government.

For specific details on Alberta Health Care Insurance benefits and how to register please refer to the website: www.health.alberta.ca

Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)

In Ontario, the government-run health plan is called Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP). OHIP pays for many health care services. OHIP pays for services that are medically necessary. These services include visit to your family doctor and specialists. Most basic and emergency health care services are covered by OHIP. To find out if a procedure or treatment is covered by OHIP, check with a health care professional. For specific details on OHIP benefits and how to register please refer to the website www.ontario.ca

Finding a doctor:

You would like to see the same doctor whenever you are ill, you will need to find a doctor who is taking new patients.

If you do not mind seeing a different doctor whenever you require medical attention, you can go to a walk-in clinic where you can make an appointment ahead of time or simply walk in. In the latter case, you may have to wait a while before seeing a doctor. If you are seriously injured or ill, go to the emergency room of a hospital.

It is important to tell the doctor if you are taking any prescriptions or medication or other treatments. It is also important to explain your symptoms and concerns fully and clearly. Do not be afraid to ask questions or ask for clarification of medical terms and analyses. You may even visit a different doctor for another opinion.

Hospitals

Hospital emergency rooms use a system called triage that provides treatment for the most serious illnesses and injuries first. If you are not seriously ill or injured, you may wait a long time for treatment in a hospital emergency room. You may wish to consider visiting an urgent care centre, a doctor’s office or a walk-in clinic instead.

For serious medical emergencies – or any emergency requiring fire, police or ambulance service – call for immediate help by dialing 911 on any telephone and be prepared to identify yourself and provide your location.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

In order to clarify and expand on this code of conduct the following basic student rights and responsibilities have been established.

Student Rights Students who are subject to procedures under the Code of Student Conduct are entitled to certain fundamental rights:

  • To have both the standards of acceptable conduct and the consequences of violations communicated clearly.
  • To be advised in a timely manner of any allegations of misconduct.
  • To be presumed not to have committed an act of misconduct until the alleged incident(s) has been established on a balance of probabilities before an impartial and unbiased decision-maker(s).
  • To be given a reasonable opportunity to respond to any allegations prior to a decision being rendered in the case.
  • To be provided reasonable notice of the time, place and nature of any hearing.
  • To have access to relevant information regarding the allegation(s) within a reasonable time prior to any hearing.
  • To be accompanied by an attendant at any meetings or hearings related to the alleged misconduct.
  • To choose whether or not to provide evidence or to be a witness in the case against oneself.
  • To be entitled to present evidence, call witnesses and question any witnesses called.
  • To be advised in writing of the decision, including the basis for the decision and the sanction(s) to be imposed.
  • To be aware of the relevant appeal procedures.

Student Responsibilities

Students also have certain responsibilities under the Code.

To familiarize themselves with this Code and govern their conduct in accordance with it and all other relevant policies, rules and regulations of the College.

To participate, as appropriate, in the process for adjudicating cases of alleged misconduct.

To make every reasonable effort to adhere to stated timelines and sequential steps in the procedures.

To access available resources provided by the College and the Students’ Association to assist in the process.

ADJUDICATION PRINCIPLES – CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT

The following principles will guide the procedures for adjudicating incidents of alleged academic and non-academic misconduct.

  • Every effort will be made to resolve issues relating to the alleged incident.
  • Case processing will be completed in an effective and timely manner
  • Proceedings will be formal but will not be conducted as cases in law.
  • Every effort will be made to maintain a respectful and non-adversarial approach to all proceedings.
  • Ethical decisions will not be set aside on the basis of minor irregularities.
  • All parties shall be bound by the requirements of confidentiality as governed by College privacy policy

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

CLI College of Business Health & Technology prides itself in maintaining high standards of academic performance and integrity in order that all students may benefit equally from the opportunity to pursue their education in a learning environment that is characterized by high levels of fairness, trustworthiness, honesty, respect and responsibility. It is imperative that staff members of CLI College uphold these standards by ensuring that they inform themselves and others of their fundamental importance, and by invoking the relevant procedures outlined below in cases of alleged academic misconduct.

FORMS OF ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT

Academic misconduct may be defined broadly as the giving, taking or presenting of information that dishonestly aids an individual or group in the determination of academic merit or standing. Academic Misconduct includes, but not limited to, plagiarism and cheating.

Plagiarism is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone presents as their own work that has been created by another.

Cheating is a form of academic misconduct that occurs when someone employs an unauthorized means to obtain credit for work submitted; to gain advantage over others in the assessment of academic work; or to assist others in obtaining such advantages.

PROCEDURES: ACADEMIC INTEGRITY

Initial Review Process

    1. If an instructor has reason to believe that a student in one of the instructor’s courses may have engaged in an act of academic misconduct, the instructor shall investigate the alleged misconduct and establish a reasonable level of certainty that the act did occur prior to proceeding.
    2. If an individual other than the student’s instructor has reason to believe that a student in one of the instructor’s courses may have engaged in an act of academic misconduct, the individual shall inform the instructor and provide any supporting evidence that is available.
    3. The instructor shall request a meeting with the student. Either party may be accompanied by an attendant.

First Occurrence – Parties Agree

      • If a resolution can be reached with regard to the alleged act of academic misconduct, the instructor and student shall record their mutual understanding of the incident and resulting sanction(s). The instructor shall forward a completed Academic Misconduct Report to the Student Affairs Office (SAO).
      • The SAO shall review the student’s record to determine if there have been any previous incidents of academic misconduct. If there is no prior record, the incident report and sanction(s) shall be placed on the student’s file and parties shall be notified of the disposition of the case.

Subsequent Occurrence – Parties Agree

      1. If there is a record of a previous finding of academic misconduct, the SAO shall notify the instructor and student that the report and sanction(s) have been referred to a Hearing Panel who shall reassess the sanction(s) in light of the previous finding. The sanction(s) agreed to by the instructor and student shall be set aside and shall not be binding upon the Hearing Panel.
      2. Following its deliberations, the Hearing Panel shall submit its report, including the basis for its decision and the sanction(s) to be applied, to the SAO.
      3. The SAO shall inform the instructor and student of the outcome and the appeal process, including the allowable grounds for an appeal.
      4. If the parties are in agreement with the results of the Hearing Panel, the SAO shall place the Hearing Panel report and sanction(s) on the student’s file and notify the parties of the disposition of the case.
      5. If either party disagrees with the outcome of the Hearing Panel’s review, they may submit an Academic Misconduct Appeal Form which clearly identifies the allowable ground(s) upon which the appeal is based, supporting documentation, and the remedy being sought.
      6. The SAO shall review the request for an appeal and, on the merits of the appeal, either grant or deny the request. If the appeal is granted, an Appeal Panel shall be convened to hear the request for reconsideration and the parties shall be notified. The decision of the Appeal Panel shall be final. If the appeal is denied, the OSJA shall notify the parties and confirm the Hearing Panel’s decision which shall be final. The OSJA shall notify the parties of the final disposition of the case and place the relevant report and sanction(s) on the student’s file.

First Occurrence – Parties Disagree

      1. If following step three (above), the instructor and student fail to agree on either the facts of the alleged incident of academic misconduct or the proposed sanction(s), they shall each document their disagreement on the Academic Misconduct Report and submit it to the SAO.
      2. The OSJA shall review the student’s record to determine if there have been any previous incidents of academic misconduct. If there is no prior record, the SAO shall notify the instructor’s Academic Chair who shall conduct a review of the case and notify the parties of the decision and proposed sanction(s).
      3. If the parties are in agreement with the Academic Chair’s findings, the SAO shall place the report and sanction(s) on the student’s file and notify the parties of the disposition of the case.
      4. If either party disagrees with the outcome of the Academic Chair’s review, they may submit an Academic Misconduct Appeal Form which clearly identifies the allowable ground(s) upon which the appeal is based, supporting documentation, and the remedy being sought.
      5. The SAO shall review the request for an appeal and, on the merits of the appeal, either grant or deny the request. If the appeal is granted, an Appeal Panel shall be convened to hear the request for reconsideration and the parties shall be notified. The decision of the Appeal Panel shall be final. If the appeal is denied, the SAO shall notify the parties and confirm the Academic Chair’s decision which shall be final. The SAO shall notify the parties of the final disposition of the case and place the relevant report and sanction(s) on the student’s file.

Subsequent Occurrence – Parties Disagree

      1. If there is a record of a previous finding of academic misconduct, the SAO shall notify the instructor and student that the entire Academic Misconduct file has been referred to a Hearing Panel which shall review the case at hand and consider the prior incident(s) in any sanction(s) the Panel might apply.
      2. The Hearing Panel shall submit its report, including the basis for its decision and the sanction(s) to be applied, to the SAO.
      3. The SAO shall inform the instructor and student of the outcome and the appeal process, including the allowable grounds for an appeal.
      4. If the parties are in agreement with the results of the Hearing Panel, the SAO shall place the Hearing Panel report and sanction(s) on the student’s file and notify the parties of the disposition of the case.
      5. If either party disagrees with the outcome of the Hearing Panel’s review, they may submit an Academic Misconduct Appeal Form which clearly identifies the allowable ground(s) upon which the appeal is based, supporting documentation, and the remedy being sought.
      6. The SAO shall review the request for an appeal and, on the merits of the appeal, either grant or deny the request. If the appeal is granted, an Appeal Panel shall be convened to hear the request for reconsideration and the parties shall be notified.
      7. The decision of the Appeal Panel shall be final. If the appeal is denied, the OSJA shall notify the parties and confirm the Hearing Panel’s decision which shall be final. The SAO shall notify the parties of the final disposition of the case and place the relevant report and sanction(s) on the student’s file.

HEARING AND APPEAL PANEL COMPOSITION-ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT Hearing Panel

      • 1 student, 1 unaffiliated instructor, and one person designated by the SAO who shall act as Chairperson. Appeal Panel
      • 2 students, 2 unaffiliated instructors, and the SAO or designate who shall act as Chairperson.

ACADEMIC MISCONDUCT SANCTIONS

Normally, students who have been found to have committed acts of academic misconduct shall receive one or more of the following sanctions commensurate with the nature, frequency and seriousness of the violation(s) of stated academic integrity requirements.

Minor Sanctions Warning:
A written notice that further incidents of academic misconduct may result in additional disciplinary action that could carry more serious consequences.

Remediation:
A requirement – often combined with another sanction – that a student re-do an assignment or participate in an academic integrity activity.

Grade Reduction :
A reduction in grade or a failing grade for the activity or work which was found to be an incident of academic misconduct. If a specific grade reduction results in a failing grade for the course, this shall not amount to a Failing Grade with Transcript Notation.

Failing Grade with Transcript Notation:
A failing grade for a course in which academic misconduct occurred, with a notation on the transcript stating that the failing grade resulted from an incident of academic misconduct.

Suspension of Application:
A temporary suspension of an application for admission, financial aid, scholarship or prior academic credit pending satisfactory completion of conditions related to a violation of standards of conduct related to the Code.

Suspension of Credential:
A temporary suspension of credential pending satisfactory completion of conditions related to a finding of academic misconduct. Major Sanctions The application of major sanctions requires the approval of the President.

Suspension:
An exclusion from accessing any or all College buildings, facilities, programs or services for a prescribed period or until specified conditions have been satisfied.

Expulsion:
A permanent exclusion from accessing any College buildings, facilities, programs or services.

Termination of Application:
A permanent cancellation of an application for admission, financial aid, scholarship or prior academic credit resulting from a violation of standards of conduct related to the Code.

Revoking of Credential:
A credential awarded in good faith by the College that is subsequently rescinded following a discovery that it was based upon significant dishonest or fraudulent conduct.

TUITION REFUND POLICY

The Student Affair Office is responsible for the accurate administration and assessment of tuition and fees to a student’s account. The purpose of this procedure is to manage in a consistent and equitable manner, a student’s refund eligibility.

Non-Refundable Fees:
Certain fees are non-refundable:
Application fee
Tuition deposit

The College reserves the right to cancel courses or programs for operational reasons. If the College cancels a course or program, all College fees including application and administration fees are refunded.

Refund Eligibility:

It is a student’s responsibility to inform the Office of the Registrar in writing of his/her intent to withdraw from a program or course. Non-attendance does not constitute notice of withdrawal from a course or program. If a student leaves the College without notification of his/her intent to withdraw, the student will not be eligible for a refund and is responsible for any outstanding fees.

Refund Schedule:
Tuition deposits:
Once paid, tuition deposits are non-refundable and nontransferable.

Tuition and Fees:

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Receiving a Refund

Students who are entitled to a refund will receive a refund cheque to their mailing address within six to ten weeks of withdrawal if they are no longer a registered student at CLI College. A refund may also be issued to a credit card if that was the original source of payment.

Students who withdraw from a course or courses and are entitled to a refund will have any credit balance applied automatically to their next term’s fees. If a student is not registered in the next term, a refund cheque will be issued. Students who have been sponsored by an agency, organization, or Aboriginal band will have any refund monies sent directly to their funder.

STUDENT COMPLAINT POLICY AND PROCEDURE

CLI College of Business Health and Technology is committed to the prompt and equitable resolution of student conflict issues to the satisfaction of both the student and the college. The formal process whereby a student may request the review and resolution of a concern if activities between staff and student which, in most cases, result in immediate resolution.

The student has the right to present his/her case and be accompanied by an individual of his/her choice at all times during the process. The student has the right to make oral submissions and is entitled to have another person present throughout the complaint process and/or to make oral submissions on behalf of the student. Students are encouraged to address any concerns immediately or have a person make an oral submission on their behalf; please do not let a minor problem develop into a major one.

Should you have any problems or concerns during your training period, we encourage you to discuss them promptly with the staff member directly involved. Should the resolution to your issue require further involvement, the staff member will arrange a meeting with the appropriate personnel, up to and including the Campus Administrator, as part of the college’s formal complaint procedure.

Formal Procedure

      1. In the case where a student is unable to achieve a satisfactory resolution using the informal direct discussion approach recommended above, the student can request that a more formal complaint procedure be launched. To do so, a student must complete and sign a Student Complaint form (attached). Recording the concern and documenting the student’s desired resolution. Once signed, the form is given to the student; a copy is submitted to (college to fill in title of appropriate up line staff person).
      2. The CLI College Administrator will arrange to meet with the student within two working days of the date of the written complaint. If a satisfactory resolution is achieved during the meeting, the resolution plan is implemented and the staff member will follow up to ensure the resolution plan satisfactorily resolves the concern.
      3. The staff member will meet briefly with the student to close the concern and record in Part B of the original Student Complaint Form a description of the mutually satisfactory outcome of the resolution. The student and the staff member will sign the declaration at the bottom of Part B. The original form will be given to the student and a copy will be filled in the student’s academic file.

PROCEDURE

Review Process

      1. Where a concern has arisen that cannot be resolved in the formal procedure above, the student will be asked to complete and sign Part C (Request for Review) of the original Student Complaint Form setting out the reasons why the formal procedure resolution was unsatisfactory. The student will again keep the original form and a copy will be submitted to the college Administrator.
      2. The college Administrator will form a Student Complaint Committee to investigate the student’s concern and meet again with the student within two (2) working days of the request for a review to discuss resolution. The committee consists of a minimum of 3 campus administrator.
      3. The Committee will report to the student by completing and signing Part D of the Student Complaint form with five (5) days of the conclusion of its resolution investigation process. The written report will include a summary of the investigation findings and the committee’s complaint resolution decision including the reason for arriving at the decision.
      4. The student is given the original signed copy of the form. A copy of the form will be retained in the student’s academic file and a copy will be placed in the Campus Student Complaint Binder, where it will remain for a minimum period of three (3) years.
      5. The Campus Administrator will maintain this binder on site for possible annual inspection.

EXPULSION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

In the normal course of daily operations, it is sometimes necessary to expel a student for just cause. The decision to expel a student is no taken lightly. It is a very serious matter and therefore, the criteria for this decision must be very explicit.

The following constitutes the policies and procedures that will govern this action

POLICIES

      • a. It is the responsibility of the student administrator to act as co-ordinator for the Expulsion Committee. The responsibility will include scheduling, document distribution, record maintenance, and interact with education services should the need arise.
      • b. The grounds for expulsion are: misrepresentation of academic credentials, disruptive classroom behaviours, damaging school property, human rights code violation, harassment or distributing by any means discriminative literature, stealing. Additionally, expulsion is a possible consideration for frequent and /or prolonged, unauthorized absenteeism
      • c. The expulsion committee will meet within 48 hours of receiving a formal request to expel a student and the decision of that committee will be finalized and delivered to the student administrator at the conclusion of the student’s hearing
      • d. Once the decision to expel has been made, it will be the responsibility of the student administrator to notify the student by registered mail and record the decision of the expulsion committee in the student’s file
      • e. Expulsion is not the final responsibility of one person. The final decision to expel a student will be the review committee decision. The committee is consisting of, the campus manager, the student administrator, and a faculty member chosen by the student involved. One committee member, chosen by the members of the said committee will act as chair of the committee. The chair of the committee will be responsible for the final report preparation and delivery of the report. The student will be allowed to present a defence for their actions and the presentation made by the student and/or his/her agent be considered in the final decision of the committee.
      • f. The policy herein stated is complete as of this date but is subject to review and modification as is deemed necessary by legal direction and operational issues.

PROCEDURE

      • a. Once an incident is identified as grounds for expulsion, the student administrator MUST be notified immediately by the person identifying the grounds for expulsion, followed by written report within 24 hours of the incident. The report must be filed on the proper form and delivered to the student administrator in triplicate.
      • b. The report when received will be dated and the time the report was received will be recorded in a log entitled “ Expulsion Committee Hearing Log”
      • c. The student will be notified by the administrator that there is a pending request for expulsion. Further the student will be removed from all classes until the expulsion committee has met and handed down a decision and the student will be requested to name his/her choice of an advocate to sit on the panel. All parties to the action will be notified as to the date and time of the expulsion hearing, by the student administrator
      • d. The person making the submission to expel will present his/her grounds without interruption, over a period not to exceed ten (10) minutes.
      • e. The student being considered for expulsion will then have the opportunity to present his/her argument, over a period not to exceed ten (10) minutes
      • f. The burden of proof lies with the person requesting the student be expelled. Therefore, that person will have an additional five (5) minutes of rebuttal, without interruptions
      • g. Following the presentations by all parties to this matter, the committee will adjourn to make its decision
      • h. The decision, once reached, will be written on the prescribed form, signed by all committee members, and delivered to the students to the students administrator
      • i. Once the student administrator receives the final decision report from the expulsion committee, that decision will be permanently recorded in the student’s file, in the Expulsion Committee Hearings Log, and a letter of decision will be sent to the student.
      • j. In the letter the student in article “i” of this procedures document, the student must also be notified that he/she has the right to appeal the decision of the committee to the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities; Private Institutions Branch; Office of the Superintendent
      • k. All parties to these proceedings will keep all matters in the strictest of confidence

HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION:

CLI College is committed to preventing behavior which results in discrimination and/or harassment, as defined in this policy and the Ontario Human Rights Code, of any member of the college community.

The College, through the Administrative Office is responsible for communicating to all employees, students, clients, the public, and/or contractors that harassment and discrimination are prohibited. This includes ongoing proactive education/prevention campaigns. The Student Conduct Office is also responsible for communicating, monitoring, implementing and enforcing, where necessary, all aspects of the policy and procedures.

The primary purpose of this policy and attached procedures is to encourage the parties to resolve their disputes, where possible, through informal resolution and/or mediation. However, it is understood that where it is found that a violation of the Policy has occurred, the College may take appropriate action, including discipline, as defined in the section on Procedures.

These will be referred to from now on as the “PROHIBITED GROUNDS”. The College reserves the right to rely upon the provisions of the Ontario Human Rights Code with respect to legally permissible exceptions to the prohibited grounds.

a. HARASSMENT -: means engaging in a course of vexatious comments or conduct related to one or more of the prohibited grounds that is known or might reasonably be known to be unwelcome/unwanted, offensive, intimidating, hostile, or inappropriate, which adversely affects the employment or academic status of the individual.

This may include, but is not limited to: demeaning gestures, remarks, jokes, taunting, innuendo, display of offensive materials, offensive graffiti, threats, verbal or physical assault, unwarranted penalties, stalking, slurs, shunning, or exclusion related to the prohibited grounds.

b. SEXUAL HARASSMENT -: means engaging in a course of conduct of a gender-related or sexual nature that is known or might reasonably be known to be unwelcome/unwanted, offensive, intimidating, hostile, or inappropriate. Depending on its severity, one action may constitute sexual harassment.

This may include, but is not limited to: demeaning gestures, remarks and jokes; slurs, taunting, innuendo based on gender or sexual orientation; unwanted physical contact; leering; inappropriate comments about clothing, physical characteristics or activities; unwanted questions or comments about one’s private life, sexual orientation, marital or family status; the display of sexually offensive material; solicitation; unwanted attention; implied or expressed promise of reward or benefit in return for sexual favors; implied or expressed threat or act of reprisal if sexual favors are not given; or sexual assault (Criminal Code offense).

c. RACIAL/ETHNIC/CULTURAL HARASSMENT -: means engaging in a course of conduct negatively relating to race/ethnicity/culture that is known or might reasonably be known to be unwelcome/unwanted, offensive, intimidating, hostile, derogatory or inappropriate. Depending on its severity, one action may constitute racial/ethnic/cultural harassment.

This may include, but is not limited to: demeaning remarks or gestures based on race, ethnic origin or cultural differences, jokes about race, ethnic origin or cultural differences, inappropriate displays of racial stereotypes, racial/ethnic/cultural slurs, unwanted questions or comments of a racial/ethnic nature about one’s private life, or physical assault (Criminal Code offense).

d. DISCRIMINATION -: is one or a series of action(s) or any behavior based on a prohibited ground that results in the unfavorable, adverse or preferential treatment which negatively affects or could negatively affect the employment status of an employee or the academic status of a student, or the provision of any college service.

This may include, but is not limited to: the refusal to provide goods, services or facilities without just cause; the exclusion from employment or employment benefits; the refusal to work with, teach, or study with someone; or the failure to provide physical access and/or housing accommodation.

e. POISONED ENVIRONMENT -: is a form of discrimination. It may be created by comments or actions of any persons regardless of her/his position or status. These offensive comments or actions spoil the work, study, housing or other environment. The poisoned environment forms an unequal term or condition of employment, study and/or accommodation, based on a prohibited ground, and is therefore a violation of the right to be free from discrimination. The comment or conduct must be of a significant nature or degree and have the effect of “poisoning” the work or study environment. A complainant does not have to be a direct target to be adversely affected by a negative environment. It includes any conduct or comment that creates and maintains an offensive, hostile, or intimidating climate for study or work.

This may include, but is not limited to: exposure to graffiti, signs, cartoons, remarks, exclusion, or adverse treatment.

f. INTENTION TO DISCRIMINATE/HATE LITERATURE -: means any notice, sign, symbol, emblem or other representation that expesses or implies discrimination or an intention to discriminate (inciting hatred) against any identifiable group.

The Ontario Human Rights Code specifically prohibits the expressed intent to discriminate or infringe rights, or intent to incite others to discriminate or infringe rights, under the Code.

It is a violation of this policy, to publish, display, transmit (by any medium), knowingly retrieve or distribute before the public or direct to an individual, or cause to be published, displayed, transmitted or distributed within CLI College or through the use of College resources, with the intent of inciting others to discriminate (inciting hatred against any identifiable group), any hate literature. Communicating statements, other than in private conversation, which willfully promote hatred against any identifiable group is an offense under the Criminal Code.

g. SYSTEMIC HARASSMENT/DISCRIMINATION -: means the existence of policies, practices, procedures, actions, or inactions that may appear neutral, but have an adverse impact associated with one of the prohibited grounds.

This may include, but is not limited to: negative stereotypical portrayal of groups/individuals in materials, attendance policies that do not accommodate religious and/or family responsibilities; failure to provide and/or participate in College authorized bona fide accommodation measures; and course selection criteria and/or job postings with requirements/qualifications that are not bona fide.

h. REPRISAL -: every individual who files a complaint of discrimination or harassment, participates or co-operates in an investigation, provides information relevant to a complaint, or acts in any role under the policy and/or these procedures has a right to do so without reprisal or threat of reprisal

This may include, but is not limited to: adverse actions by a person, who has the authority to confer, grant or deny a benefit or advancement to the person filing a complaint

CONSEQUENCES OF POLICY VIOLATION

The primary purpose of any actions taken in consequence of a violation of the Discrimination/Harassment Policy is to create an environment that is harassment and discrimination free.

Where it is found that a violation of the Policy has occurred, the College may take appropriate action, including discipline, but not restricted to the following:

      • Mandatory Training
      • Warning (Verbal and/or Written)
      • Academic Probation
      • Disciplinary Directive
      • Suspension
      • Behavioral Contract
      • Disciplinary Transfer
      • Dismissal/Expulsion
      • Restriction of Contracts

Consequences are determined with respect to the severity of the breach and the relationship of the respondent(s) to the College.