1. The purpose of this Act is to strengthen actions to prevent and fight sexual violence in higher education institutions and to help foster a healthy and safe living environment for students and personnel members. To that end, the Act provides in particular for the implementation of prevention, awareness-raising, accountability, support and individual assistance measures.
In this Act, the concept of sexual violence refers to any form of violence committed through sexual practices or by targeting sexuality, including sexual assault.
It also refers to any other misconduct, including that relating to sexual and gender diversity, in such forms as unwanted direct or indirect gestures, comments, behaviours or attitudes with sexual connotations, including by a technological means.
2017, c. 322017, c. 32, s. 1.