Harassment and Violence in Canadian Workplaces: It’s [Not] Part of the Job
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University, together with researchers at the University of Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress launched a bilingual, national survey on workplace harassment and violence in Fall 2020. Closing in Spring 2021, thousands of workers across Canada completed the survey and a significant number volunteered to participate in in-depth interviews.
Harassment and violence at work remain a major social problem in Canada. The results of this research shed light on the prevalence of different forms of harassment and violence in the workplace, including how workers who are marginalized due to their social location and/or their precarious employment status are uniquely impacted.
Through this research, we have learned more about:
• Workers experiences of sexual harassment and how they intersect with other forms of
harassment and violence in the workplace,
• The actions workers take and their effectiveness,
• Barriers to reporting,
• Forms of retaliation workers experience.
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) was founded in 1992 as a collaborative venture between The University of Western Ontario, Fanshawe College and the London Coordinating Committee to End Women Abuse.