Vancouver Community College partners with REES for enhanced reporting options.
REES is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week centralized online reporting and information platform that provides increased options for students, staff, and faculty to report sexual violence. It includes multiple reporting options and critical information about resources and supports available both on campus and in the community.
“VCC is committed to supporting those impacted by sexual violence. Bringing the REES anonymous reporting platform to our college will reduce barriers to disclosing or reporting sexual violence on campus and will provide important information about the services and supports available on campus and the broader community,” says Ajay Patel, VCC President & CEO
According to a 2019 Stats Canada Survey on Individual Safety in the Postsecondary Student Population, 71 per cent of postsecondary students witnessed or experienced unwanted sexualized behaviours over the past year, yet less than one in ten spoke about what happened with someone associated with the school.
REES is the leading provider of trauma-informed reporting in higher education. Mary Lobson, founder of REES, says, “We are pleased to support a growing number of campuses in British Columbia and look forward to working with VCC to enhance their existing prevention efforts.”
Vancouver Community College joins Okanagan College and Columbia Bible College in BC and a growing number of institutions across Canada in adopting the REES platform.