Government of Canada supports initiatives to address workplace sexual harassment in the Waterloo Region
“Canadians deserve a workplace that is safe and respectful. I am proud of the Government of Canada’s support to the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region, whose projects will provide local businesses, employees and employers with the necessary resources to effectively address workplace sexual harassment.”
The Honourable David Lametti, P.C., Q.C., M.P.
Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada
“We’re excited to support our business community by sharing our expertise in addressing sexual harassment and violence; our goal is to create safer, more equitable workplaces for women, trans, and non-binary employees locally. We’ll prioritize reaching corporate spheres that have traditionally been male-dominated; women in majority-male workplaces tend to report higher levels of gender discrimination. We look forward to working with leaders eager to trailblaze by demonstrating a commitment to gender equality in their workplace. Our sincere thanks to the Government of Canada for funding this important work in our community.”
Sara Casselman, Executive Director
Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
Today’s announcement is part of Budget 2018’s $50 million over five years of funding to address sexual harassment in the workplace. Of this amount, $25 million is dedicated to organizations so that they can increase their ability to provide legal advice and information to support complainants of sexual harassment in the workplace. Another $25 million is dedicated to organizations to enable them to provide public legal education and information to workers. Through both initiatives, the Government of Canada is helping organizations assist complainants and take a stand against sexual harassment in the workplace.
- What is sexual harrassment?
- Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region
- Public Legal Education and Information (PLEI) – Workplace Sexual Harassment Component
- Legal Aid Program – Workplace Sexual Harassment Component
- Harassment and sexual violence in the workplace-Public consultations What we heard
- Sexual Harassment
- Budget 2018
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