Canada’s labour movement launches new national survey on workplace violence and harassment
Ottawa – October 23, 2020 – Continuing the work of the UFCW Canada Women and Gender Equity Committee (WGE), the Canadian Labour Congress, in partnership with two universities, has launched a new national survey on workplace violence and harassment that will help advance the WGE Committee’s work tackling sexual harassment and building safer workplaces.
In 2018, the WGE Committee launched the #NoMore campaign to help eliminate gender-based violence once and for all. The goal of the #NoMore campaign is to create awareness about gender-based violence in the workplace by calling out its different forms – such as harassment, sexual harassment, and assault. This campaign included a short and anonymous survey, the results of which can be accessed here. Materials for the #NoMore campaign, meanwhile, can be found here.
The new CLC survey, which is being conducted in collaboration with researchers at Western University and the University of Toronto, is the first-ever survey on violence and sexual harassment in the workplace with a national reach in Canada. It can be accessed by clicking here.
All workers of every gender, whether or not you have experienced or witnessed workplace violence or harassment, are encouraged to participate in the survey in order to provide Canada’s labour movement with a clearer picture of workers’ perceptions of and experiences with violence and harassment in workplaces across the country.
The results of the survey research will also inform policy and education initiatives on workplace violence and sexual harassment for the CLC and its affiliates.
The National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada is open to all workers 18 years of age or older and takes approximately 10 to 30 minutes to complete. All respondents will remain anonymous, and you are welcome to share the survey with your friends, family, colleagues, and social networks.
To take the National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada, click here.