Department of Justice Funding Announcement

Sep 5 2019

On September 4, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, announced $423,157 over 5 years for the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region to increase the business community’s awareness and understanding of sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Our Centre is grateful to the Department of Justice for making a new anti workplace harassment program possible through this funding. #RaiseTheBar aims to go well beyond just the legal requirements of a workplace harassment program and will focus on safe, inclusive work cultures.

Specifically, it will address:

  • Workplace harassment including legal rights and responsibilities
  • Bystander intervention
  • How to move beyond just policy/legal requirements to create safer, more inclusive workplaces
  • Encourage local businesses to review their harassment policies

We’re looking for local businesses who want to engage in our pilot program, receive free training, and provide valuable feedback that will help to grow the program over the next 5 years. This initiative is provided at no cost to you thanks to the generous support of the Government of Canada.

Please contact Chris at workplaceeducator@sascwr.org for more information.

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