In October 2016, the Québec government announced the 2016-2021 Government Strategy to Prevent and Counteract Sexual Violence (672 KB). Twelve ministries and organizations committed to implementing the Strategy, which focuses on two issues: sexual assault and sexual exploitation.
The strategy consists of 55 new or innovative actions that complement existing measures. The budget for its implementation totals $44 million, including $26 million in new credits.
In 2001, the government unveiled its government guidelines concerning sexual assault [French only] as well as a preliminary five-year action plan comprising 59 commitments.
A summary report entitled Rapport sur la mise en œuvre des engagements gouvernementaux 2001-2006 en matière d’agression sexuelle was released on May 30, 2007. This report presents the actions taken by the 10 ministries directly concerned by this issue, as well as those taken by their support and protection networks. It indicates that the government allocated over $40 million during this period to counteract sexual assault.
On April 17, 2008, the government unveiled the new 2008-2013 Government Action Plan Concerning Sexual Assault. This action plan included 100 commitments, 65 of which were innovative measures aimed at bolstering government intervention in this area. The launch of a campaign to raise awareness of sexual assault was one of the commitments of this action plan.
On November 25, 2014, the government released a report on the implementation of the 2008-2013 Government Action Plan Concerning Sexual Assault (1.3 MB) (accessible PDF, 1.9 MB) [French only]. It presents the achievements stemming from the action plan’s 100 commitments from April 2008 through March 2014. The information contained in this report was provided by the 10 ministries and organizations concerned.
Date de mise à jour : 17 novembre 2017