Sexual Misconduct Response Centre - Annual report 2016-2017

Covering letter to the Deputy Minister

July 31, 2017

Mr. John Forster
Deputy Minister of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K2

Dear Mr. Forster,

I am delighted to have been appointed to the position of Executive Director and to have the honour of submitting the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre’s first Annual Report for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Since standing up in September 2015 the Centre has strived to become a trusted avenue for members affected by harmful and inappropriate sexual behaviour to receive confidential support in order to make informed choices about optional courses of action in their individual circumstances.

We are proud of the services that we have been able to provide in these early days of the Centre, the relationships we have built, and the progress made to date. We look forward to further strengthening and enhancing our capacity.

To that end, this report details our activities and operations from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017.

Yours sincerely,

[signed]

Dr. Denise Preston, C. Psych
Executive Director
Sexual Misconduct Response Centre

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