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House Policies

April 10, 2024

A house policy is a documented framework for each separate venue that outlines rules and expectations, which should include how to identify and respond to an incident.

Venues should review their existing House Policies to include a basic definition of sexual harassment and assault, and can outline:

Staff responses to an incident actively occurring

Staff responses to an incident that has previously occurred that is now being reported

“What to do”

“What not to do”

Clear procedural response

Signage requirements

House Policies can be displayed in venues to communicate with patrons of expectations of their behaviours.



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