Letter To MND - Number Of Complaints On Sexual Misconduct - 1 January to 31 December 2017

16 January 2018

The Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, PC, OMM, MSM, CD, MP
Minister of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
13th Floor, North Tower
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2

 

Dear Minister Sajjan,

As committed to in my letter dated 5 July 2017.

 

These were the number of complaints we have had in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment between 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017.     These are the number of complaints we have had in relation to sexual assault and sexual harassment between 1 July 2017 and 31 December 2017.  
Complaints of sexual assault 11   Complaints of sexual assault 16
Accused of sexual assault 1   Accused of sexual assault 2
Accused of improper response to sexual assault complaint (CoC) 1   Accused of improper response to sexual assault complaint (CoC) 0
Complaints of sexual harassment 7   Complaints of sexual harassment 3

Accused of sexual harassment

1  

 Accused of sexual harassment

1
Complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation / sexual identity 3   Complaints of discrimination based on sexual orientation / sexual identity 4
Total 24   Total 26

 We therefore have received 50 complaints (an increase of 85% over 2016) with respect to sexual assault / harassment in the calendar year.  We will continue to submit these stats twice a year, 30 June and 31 December.

 

Sincerely,

Gary Walbourne
Ombudsman

 

cc. Chief of the Defence Staff

Deputy Minister of National Defence

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