YorkU accused of breaching settlement over support for sexual assault survivors

August 23, 2018

York University will return to the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal for allegedly breaching its settlement with PhD student Mandi Gray, who has criticized the school for not providing support for survivors of sexual assault. Gray claims that one condition of her settlement with the school in 2016 had been that YorkU would partner with the Toronto-based Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic for four years to provide counselling for survivors of sexual violence on campus. YorkU Spokesperson Barbara Joy told the Toronto Star that a one-year agreement with the Schlifer clinic expired in June. Schlifer Clinic Executive Director Amanda Dale responded that “at York’s insistence,” the clinic entered into two contracts to provide counselling services that were less than a year in duration. Toronto Star | Ottawa Citizen