Recording Without Reporting
We understand that after something happens, you may not be ready to decide whether to come forward. You should take all the time you need to decide what works for you. If you are not sure if what you experienced constitutes mistreatment, please reach out to us and we can process it together. We can help you discuss your options, so feel free to come forward even if you don’t know what you want to do next. You can use our disclosure form or email any of the designated program leads directly.
We encourage you to record what happened to you in an organized way, in case you later change your mind. Recording details as close to the event as possible will improve the quality of what you document. Here are some ways that you can do that:
Send Yourself an Email
One option is to send yourself a time-stamped email with the details of the event for your own records. If you want some guidance on what details to include, feel free to refer to our disclosure form to see what prompts are included. Here are some questions that you can consider including in your record (there is no pressure to answer any or all of them, this is just a guide):
- Who was responsible for the unprofessional behaviour? Who else was there as a witness?
- What happened, to the best of your memory?
- Where did this occur?
- When did this occur? A single event or recurring events?
- How would you describe what you experienced? What was the impact on you?
- Did you perceive the mistreatment to be attributed to your identification with a specific minority group?
- Are there any other factors that you think would be helpful to record?
Use a Template
Alternatively, you can download this interactive PDF to your desktop and complete it privately on your personal computer. Because it will be completed on your computer, we will not have access to any of the data that you record.