Statement on the Importance of ‎Harassment-free Work Environments in the Cultural Sector


OTTAWA, January 5, 2018

In view of current concerns about harassment in the cultural sector and beyond, we reiterate that respect for human dignity and the value of every person governs all of Canadian Heritage’s activities. We stand with artists, actors and creators across industries in saying that there is no tolerance for harassment. All Canadians deserve to have safe environments to conduct their work and safely come forward to report instances of harassment.

‎At the Department of Canadian Heritage, we ensure that signed agreements between Canadian Heritage and recipient organizations include a clause requiring compliance with the Values and Ethics Code of the Public Sector.‎ In addition, we are currently reviewing our existing funding policies to ensure that recipient organizations promote healthy and harassment-free work environments.

For more information (media only), please contact:

Simon Ross
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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