February 7, 2024
EHRC, with the support of the Department of Justice Canada and industry partners nationwide, has developed a new resource to assist in Building Gender-Based Harassment and Violence (GBHV) Free Workplaces in Electricity.
Building a safe, diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace continues to be the focus of many industry sector organizations. As a male-dominated industry, women in electricity occupations across Canada are at higher risk to be sexually harassed in the workplace. EHRC, with the support of the Department of Justice Canada and industry partners nationwide, has developed a new resource to assist in Building Gender-Based Harassment and Violence (GBHV) Free Workplace in Electricity.
This national initiative will inform employers about sexual harassment, including strategies to address and prevent it. It will remind employers and employees of laws, responsibilities and rights to actively to prevent sexual harassment and respond to complaints appropriately. Supported by a set of educational tools fostering a respectful and harassment-free work environment, it will also include a framework to set a health and safety committee to improve sexual harassment policies and procedures.
The resource is comprised of three components:
- The Educational and Outreach Program includes a toolkit to assist in preventing and addressing GBHV, training modules and materials.
- Safe Space Mentoring Tool augments EHRC’s existing Mentor Junction and Connecting Women
- Support Strategy and Framework helps electricity industry organizations respond to incidents in a manner that recognizes the experiences and needs of those affected by GBHV.
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