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Experiences of unwanted sexualized and discriminatory behaviours and sexual assault among students at Canadian military colleges, 2019

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Released: 2020-10-08

The Juristat article "Experiences of unwanted sexualized and discriminatory behaviours and sexual assault among students at Canadian military colleges, 2019" is now available. This report is based on data from a survey that asked about unwanted experiences of sexualized and discriminatory behaviours, sexual assault, and feelings of safety among Canada's military college student population in 2019.

In 2019, 15% of women and 4% of men who were Canadian military college (CMC) students stated that they had been sexually assaulted in the previous 12 months. In addition, 52% of women and 31% of men CMC students had been personally targeted by some type of unwanted sexualized behaviour.

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The 2019 Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population (SISPSP) measured behaviours that occurred in the postsecondary school-related setting. Universities, colleges, CEGEPs and other postsecondary institutions were included. The SISPSP also included a separate questionnaire specifically tailored to measuring experiences of students attending a Canadian military college in 2019.

The target population for the Canadian military college component of the survey was students who attended the Royal Military College of Canada or the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in the fall of 2018. All full-time and part-time students, both on and off campus, were included. The sampling frame consisted of a list of students provided by the Royal Military College. All individuals on the student list were included in the sample and sent to collection.

Two reports on experiences among students in the general student population using data from the SISPSP were also recently published: "Students' experiences of unwanted sexualized behaviours and sexual assault at postsecondary schools in the Canadian provinces, 2019" and "Experiences of violent victimization and unwanted sexual behaviours among gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people, and the transgender population, in Canada, 2018."

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The article "Experiences of unwanted sexualized and discriminatory behaviours and sexual assault among students at Canadian military colleges, 2019" is now available as part of the publication Juristat (Catalogue number85-002-X).

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