E-9.1 - Act respecting private education

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63.1. An institution providing educational services belonging to the categories listed in paragraphs 1 to 3 of section 1 must provide a healthy and secure learning environment that allows every student to develop his or her full potential, free from any form of bullying or violence. To that end, the institution must adopt an anti-bullying and anti-violence plan.
The main purpose of the plan must be to prevent and stop all forms of bullying and violence targeting a student, a teacher or any other personnel member.
In addition to any elements the Minister may prescribe by regulation, the plan must include
(1)  an analysis of the situation prevailing at the institution with respect to bullying and violence;
(2)  prevention measures to put an end to all forms of bullying and violence, in particular those motivated by racism or homophobia or targeting sexual orientation, sexual identity, a handicap or a physical characteristic;
(3)  measures to encourage parents to collaborate in preventing and stopping bullying and violence and in creating a healthy and secure learning environment;
(4)  procedures for reporting, or registering a complaint concerning, an act of bullying or violence and, more particularly, procedures for reporting the use of social media or communication technologies for cyberbullying purposes;
(5)  the actions to be taken when a student, teacher or other personnel member or any other person observes an act of bullying or violence;
(6)  measures to protect the confidentiality of any report or complaint concerning an act of bullying or violence;
(7)  supervisory or support measures for any student who is a victim of bullying or violence, for witnesses and for the perpetrator;
(8)  specific disciplinary sanctions for acts of bullying or violence, according to their severity or repetitive nature; and
(9)  the required follow-up on any report or complaint concerning an act of bullying or violence.
A document explaining the anti-bullying and anti-violence plan must be distributed to the parents. The institution shall see to it that the wording of the document is clear and accessible.
The anti-bullying and anti-violence plan must be reviewed each year, and updated if necessary.
2012, c. 19, s. 24.