Canadian Armed Forces Female Victims of Sexual Assault and Harassment and Gender-Based Discrimination in the Military – June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022
The Restorative Engagement program developed under this Settlement Agreement was launched on November 15, 2021, and the first class member engagement was held on April 1, 2022. The Restorative Engagement program allows class members to share their experiences, knowledge and understanding of sexual misconduct with the CAF/DND, in order to contribute to cultural change. This process will be facilitated by specially-trained, civilian Restorative Practitioners.
Participation in and information shared through the Restorative Engagement program is confidential within legal limitations. On May 26, 2022, the Minister of National Defence granted a regulatory amendment to create an exception to the duty to report within the context of this program that will allow members to share experiences with Defence Team leadership representatives in a safe, supportive, and confidential environment.
In order to participate in Restorative Engagement, you must be a Class Member that submitted a Claim Form to the Claims Administrator during the claims period, and indicated your interest in the program on the Claim Form. If you indicated your interest already, the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC) will contact you directly to provide further information about the program. If you did not indicate this on your Claim Form but wish to participate in the program, you must send a written request to the Claims Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of the date of your initial claim Decision. If you received a claim decision any time before April 30, 2022, your deadline to indicate interest in the program was May 31, 2022.