How Do I Disclose or Report?
Using the Disclosure Form
One mechanism for disclosing or reporting is to use the Online Disclosure Form. The form is an online tool that you can use to reach out and provide information to a designated leader regarding any behaviour experienced or witnessed that you perceive or suspect as being mistreatment.
The designated leader will strive to contact you within 7 business days of receipt of an disclosure form to start a discussion regarding the event, possible next steps, and supports.
You have the option submit a Disclosure Form anonymously (i.e. without the requirement that your provide their identity), with the understanding that doing so is subject to certain limitations.
Contacting a MD Program or PGME Leader
Although Learners are encouraged to use the Online Disclosure Form, you may also contact designated leaders by email. Email communications should be clearly dated and labelled “Confidential report for the attention of Dr.” to ensure priority review.
Further details about next steps following submission of a Disclosure Form or written submission to a designated leader is provided below and in the Learner Mistreatment Guidelines.
Alternate Forms of Feedback
Course Evaluation Forms
Although we recommend using one of the above methods for disclosure, we recognize that some learners may convey information regarding experienced or witnessed mistreatment on course and teacher evaluation forms. While every effort is made to review evaluation forms in a timely manner, you should not assume that course or teacher evaluations will result in action in the same manner as a disclosure or report of learner mistreatment through our office.