Resources for Respectful Workspaces

Nationwide

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READ THE CODE
The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct to Prevent and Respond to Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Violence. Read more

Download the Code of Conduct - Printed copies are available at the National Office.

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NOT IN OUR SPACE
PACT and Equity are committed to the pursuit of safe and respectful workspaces by promoting zero-tolerance for bullying and harassment in professional Canadian theatre. Read more

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AFTERMETOO
A national movement born within the Canadian film and television industry to activate concrete change to stop workplace sexual violence, in particular for vulnerable and precarious workers. Read more

SURVEY: The Change You Want to See (September 30, 2021)
Over 1,100 artists and arts workers told Aftermetoo about their experiences and the change that they want to see regarding workplace sexual harassment in Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries, based on the first-ever Canadian survey on this topic in this sector. Key Findings | Spotlight Reports

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CODE OF CONDUCT & POLICIES
The intention of this policy is to establish clear and acceptable behaviour expectations for CITT/ICTS members and guest participants of CITT/ICTS programming. Read more

Government Resources

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RESPECTFUL WORKPLACES IN THE ARTS
Canada’s performing, literary and visual arts organizations and artists have joined together in a broad initiative called “Respectful Workplaces in the Arts”. Read more

WORKSHOPS ON MAINTAINING RESPECTFUL WORKPLACES
CHRC has engaged professional HR experts to train a select group of sector trainers from different disciplines to develop and deliver workshops on Maintaining Respectful Workplaces. Since the trainers come from different parts of the country and the sector, they bring specific expertise and knowledge to these offerings. More information here

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WORKPLACE HARASSMENT AND VIOLENCE
“Workplace Harassment and Violence” is one of the outcomes of CHRC’s Respectful Workplaces in the Arts project. Read more

Download the free Tool Kit

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RESPECTFUL WORKPLACES
A diverse, respectful and open workplace is one of the keys to ensuring our employees have the environment they need to do their best in their service to Canadians. Read more

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CSA Standard : CAN/CSA-Z1003-13/BNQ 9700-803/2013
Psychological health and safety in the workplace - Prevention, promotion, and guidance to staged implementation.

Download the Standard

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Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts
When harassment happens, who can the victim turn to? And how does an employer, engager or Board of Directors respond when harassment occurs in their workplace? These pressing questions are explored in detail in Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts (PDF), now available for reference and download. Read more

Download the PDF

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Dealing with Harassment in Cultural Workplaces
With funding from Department of Justice, CHRC has delved deeper into the subject of the feasibility of offering sector-wide supports to cultural workers and establishments. Read more

Download the PDF

Quebec

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CODE OF CONDUCT
Take action to prevent harassment and maintain a healthy work environment in the cultural sector. Read more, in French only

• Download the poster (in English)
• Download the declaration in favour of harassment-free work environments in Québec's cultural sector. In English.

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L'APARTÉ
The mission of L’Aparté is to offer first-line assistance to all people from the cultural sector who are subject to or witnesses of harassment (psychological or sexual) or violence at work (sexual assault). Read more

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Policy and Companion Guide - Civility and Anti-Harassment Policy
The Conseil des arts de Montréal invites the arts community to use these reference tools and adapt them to their reality. Read more

• Download the Companion Guide
• Download the Policy

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Harassment and Assault Policy - Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT)
This policy applies to all directors, managers, employees and volunteers of the Conseil québécois du théâtre (CQT), regardless of their status. It also applies to temporary partners who do business with the CQT. Learn more - In French only

Download the Policy

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Sample of a policy for the prevention of psychological or sexual harassment in the workplace and a procedure for complaints
This model policy aims to support employers in drafting the policy for the prevention of psychological or sexual harassment at work and for handling complaints that they must put in place and make available to their staff. Read more

Download the sample In French only (Release date: 2022-01-13)

Harassment in the workplace
Harassment, whether psychological, sexual or cyber harassment, is not tolerated in the workplace. It can have serious consequences. Workers have the right to work in a healthy workplace. Visit the Website

United States

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BEHIND THE SCENES CHARITY
Behind The Scenes Mental Health Initiative has created a series of tools to stop Bullying, Harassment and IntimidationRead more

• Download the Posters: Short Version • Full Version
• Download the Brochure
• Sample Employer Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation Policy: Word • PDF

BYSTANDER INTERVENTION IN THE ENTERTAINMENT WORKPLACE - FREE WEBINAR
Do you know how to safely intervene if you see a co-worker being bullied or intimidated? Did you know there are different ways to intervene to match your comfort level? In just 90 minutes you will learn five easily accessible tools, illustrated by relevant scenarios, for use in any workplace to safely intervene without the worry of retaliation.

October 18, 2022, January 30,2023 April 30, 2023 and July 17 2023.
Click here for more information, resources and to register.

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THE CHICAGO THEATRE STANDARDS
The CTS seeks to mentor institutions, theatre-makers, teachers, students, parents and anyone who would like to learn more about procedural preventions and potential responses to unsafe practices, with a special focus on harassment, bullying and discrimination. Read more

• Learn more about the pilot project
• Download the Standards

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THE CHICAGO INCLUSION PROJECT
The Chicago Inclusion Project exists to facilitate inclusive experiences and hiring practices throughout Chicago theatre. Read more

About Rehearsal Brave and Safe Spaces.