Get involved in the Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre's community consultations for people affected by DND/CAF sexual misconduct
We want to hear from you: the national call-out is now open!
All members of the wider DND/CAF community affected by sexual misconduct are invited to share their feedback with the Sexual Misconduct Support and Resource Centre (SMSRC) through its community consultations.
The SMSRC Partnerships team is establishing a new initiative to engage directly with those affected by sexual misconduct to inform existing and future SMSRC programs and services, including the development of the SMSRC engagement framework.
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The SMSRC wants to engage with and consult those who have been affected by sexual misconduct to obtain their advice, expertise, and recommendations so that its programs, services and initiatives continue to consider the needs of the diverse community it serves.
The "wider" Defence community includes all those affected by DND/CAF sexual misconduct: current and former CAF members and DND public service employees, and those over 18 years old who are family members, supporters, caregivers, Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers.
Why participate in SMSRC community consultations?
Your experience, opinions, and recommendations matter. The SMSRC is hosting community consultations to ensure that its programs, services, and initiatives continue to reflect the community's needs. It is essential that we hear from individuals with various backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives
How to get involved
Once we receive your expression of interest, someone from our team will contact you to provide information about the community consultations. When a topic of consultation is announced, the SMSRC will reach out to those who have expressed interest to ask if they are interested in providing feedback on this topic. You will also be offered different options for participation, such as group sessions, one-on-one consultations, or feedback in writing, so that you can contribute in a way that is right for you.
Your decision will not impact your ability to participate in future consultations on different topics.
Before a consultation, a member of the SMSRC team will:
- provide information on the topic(s) to be discussed and answer any questions.
- confirm you have the information you need and answer any questions you may have; and
- discuss alternatives for how you would like to participate.
For those who chose to participate in a group session, these will be virtual and facilitated by a member of the SMSRC team. The facilitator will help guide the discussion by asking questions about the topic and ensure that everyone has an opportunity to provide their input.
At any time, you may choose to skip a consultation topic or session, take breaks during or leave a session, change your mind on how you want to participate or withdraw altogether from participating.
The first consultations will take place in fall 2023.
Submit your expression of interest by completing and sending the form to the SMSRC Partnerships team following the instructions below. If you wish to participate in consultations beginning in fall 2023, submit as soon as possible.
Please note that submitting an expression of interest is not a commitment to participate in consultations. Rather, it ensures that you will receive information about the SMSRC's community consultation topics and updates.
You may not be able to open these forms in your internet browser. To view these PDF forms, you need to:
- Use your computer (Mac or PC). The forms may not open on mobile devices (iPads, tablets, mobile phones, etc.).
- Download the PDF file to your computer. Save the file in a place you can remember.
- Use Adobe Reader 10 (or higher), Foxit or other PDF reader to open the form on your desktop (Not in browser).
- You may also access the form online and copy-paste the text into an email.
- Once completed, you can email the form to SMSRC.Partnerships-Partenariats.CSRIS@forces.gc.ca.
If you would like assistance submitting an expression of interest, please reach out to the Partnerships team at the email address above. You may also call our confidential 24/7 line, 1-844-750-1648, and a counsellor will refer you to someone from our team who can assist you.
The information required and collected by the SMSRC will be used only to communicate with you personally about the community consultations. This information will be safeguarded in a protected database. For more information, please see the Privacy Notice Statement DND 4900-E (PDF, 48.4 KB).
For more information, send an email to: SMSRC.Partnerships-Partenariats.CSRIS@forces.gc.ca or call the SMSRC confidential 24/7 support line at 1-844-750-1648.
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