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Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance

How to Set Up Security Measures at Work to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

December 08, 2017
There are many simple but highly effective measures that any workplace can take to create a safe and supportive environment. If domestic violence ...

Workplace Champions Awareness and Remembrance

What Happens In This Family, Stays In This Family…How We can Help and Protect Children From Abuse

November 29, 2017
Over the years, communities have come to appreciate the need to balance children's fundamental right to be safe with parents' right to ...

Awareness and Remembrance

16 Days of Action

November 24, 2017
Domestic violence is an issue that affects us all. You might have even experienced it firsthand yourself. Or maybe you have a friend, a family ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Zero tolerance and the concentration of blame

November 20, 2017
Three years ago Ray Rice was suspended from the NFL after video footage of his domestic assault became public. Slava Voynov was suspended from ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Offenders in the Workplace

November 13, 2017
It’s not just employers. Society as a whole distances itself from violent men and doesn’t provide much in the way of opportunity for ...

Awareness and Remembrance

The Impact of Violent Behaviour for Workplaces

November 06, 2017
When we began offering workplace education about domestic violence through the Make It Our Business (MIOB) training program, one of early ...

Workplace Champions

Mindfulness: Healing the Wounds from Domestic Violence & Feeling Empowered

October 30, 2017
The benefits of mindfulness are being experienced and spoken of world-wide which is very exciting. More and more people are beginning to ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Person's Day

October 16, 2017
It’s the day when the Supreme Court of Canada officially declared females as “persons.” Yes, today we might think the idea that ...

Awareness and Remembrance

The Other Side of Zero Tolerance

October 04, 2017
A zero tolerance policy on domestic violence at work sounds like an easy solution. Step out of line and that’s it – you will lose your ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

How to Create a Peaceful Workplace

September 22, 2017
A peaceful workplace. It should be the goal of every organization or business. When employees come to work excited to see their co-workers and ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

The Impact of Violent Behaviour for Workplaces

September 12, 2017
hen we began offering workplace education about domestic violence through the Make It Our Business (MIOB) training program, one of early questions ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Beyond Good and Evil is White Male Privilege

September 07, 2017
The public killing of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville recently brought the shadow side of white North American society into full view. Her ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Alberta joins the growing movement to protect jobs from domestic violence

August 28, 2017
Last week Alberta became the second province in Canada to pass legislation providing workers with domestic violence leave. In this case, they are ...

Workplace Champions Awareness and Remembrance

The Power of Regret

August 25, 2017
For a number of years I have been travelling to workplaces in my community to talk about intimate partner violence and how to recognize and ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Employer Tips for Dealing with Domestic Violence

August 02, 2017
Domestic violence doesn’t just stay inside the walls of the home or the personal relationship. When a worker experiences abuse in a ...

Awareness and Remembrance

How to Support Breastfeeding Moms in the Workplace

July 24, 2017
Becoming a mother is no easy feat. There are long days, sleepless nights, and exhausting weeks. In Canada, most working women who are employed ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

Domestic violence is an economic barrier for women

July 20, 2017
The Province of Ontario is seeking input on women’s economic empowerment with an online survey that is open until August 15th. The Ministry ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

Paid or unpaid - domestic violence leave is a victory

July 05, 2017
The Australian Fair Work Commission (FWC) announced a ground-breaking decision on July 3rd to establish Australia as the first country in the ...

Awareness and Remembrance Workplace Champions

Economic Benefits of Paid Domestic Violence Leave

July 04, 2017
Economic insecurity is one of the greatest factors inhibiting victims of domestic violence from escaping violent situations at home. To address ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Canadian Women's 150: 150 Years of Canadian Women's Accomplishments

June 28, 2017
Canadian Women's 150: 150 Years of Canadian Women's Accomplishments Infographic.

Awareness and Remembrance

What does it mean to be culturally competent?

June 22, 2017
Cultural competence is about our will and actions to build understanding between people, to be respectful and open to different cultural ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

National Aboriginal Day

June 16, 2017
As Canada gears up to celebrate its 150th birthday, it’s imperative that we remember the history of our country goes back way more than 150 ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Why Dads Need Flexibility in the Workplace, Too

June 08, 2017
We often hear about the need for flexible schedules for working moms. When workplaces can accommodate needs like childcare hours, sick days, ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Remembering Theresa Vince: Sexual Harassment Awareness Week

June 02, 2017
The first week of June has been chosen as Sexual Harassment Awareness Week because June 2 marks the anniversary of Theresa Vince's death. In ...

Workplace Champions

May is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Sexual Violence Impacts the Workplace

May 19, 2017
Sexual violence can have lasting consequences. It’s well-known that survivor-victims of sexual assault can face emotional impacts, ranging ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Celebrating Mother’s Day at Work

May 11, 2017
Mother’s Day. It’s a day when we celebrate all the moms and women of influence in our lives. This could be a mom of any type: a ...

Guest Bloggers Awareness and Remembrance

Domestic Violence is an Occupational Health and Safety Issue

April 18, 2017
Our workplaces are not immune to domestic violence, as we know that violence against women has no geographical or socio-economic boundaries. ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Why Employers Need to Support Paid Domestic Violence Leave

April 07, 2017
Domestic violence is often seen as a private matter, something to deal with behind closed doors and to be kept away from the workplace. This is ...

Awareness and Remembrance

How to Prevent Racial Discrimination in the Workplace

March 21, 2017
While we might not all see it, racial discrimination definitely still exists in Canada, and the workplace is not immune to this type of ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

International Women’s Day: 10 Ways to Honour Women in Your Workplace

March 07, 2017
This International Women’s Day, there are so many things you can do to support women, both in your own life as well as in the workplace. The ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Workplace Domestic Violence Training - Why It’s Necessary and How it Helps

February 22, 2017
Domestic violence is often seen as a “private” issue. Something that happens in the home or within private relationships. A concern ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance

How the Domestic Violence Prevention Training Helped Our Workplace

February 13, 2017
The endeavour was a joint initiative and effort between numerous individuals at the County of Lambton who formed a committee to help roll-out the ...

Awareness and Remembrance Workplace Champions

Why We Need Workplace Champions to Address Domestic Violence

February 09, 2017
When workers are experiencing violence at home, the impacts are felt in the workplace. This is something for us to reflect upon as we enjoy our ...

Workplace Champions

Workplaces can help women speak out

February 01, 2017
It has been my observation that the anticipated response to the age old question ‘how are you?’ has evolved from the vague, but ...

Workplace Champions

Why We Need to Support Paid Domestic and Sexual Violence Leave

January 03, 2017
Survivors of domestic or sexual violence should not have to choose between their job and their safety. That’s the basic principle behind my ...

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