On International Women’s Day, Government of Canada announces program to provide $3.5 million in annual funding to prevent workplace harassment and violence
“When the Government of Canada introduced Bill C-65, we knew that legislation alone wouldn’t fix the pervasiveness of workplace harassment and violence—we knew that we would need a culture shift. Supporting these projects will help us continue to drive forward with that shift and to see it through, ultimately making our workplaces safer, fairer and more inclusive, which benefits all of us.”
– The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
The Government of Canada introduced Bill C-65, which received Royal Assent on October 25, 2018.
In Budget 2018, the Government committed $34.9 million over five years, starting in 2018–19, with $7.4 million per year ongoing, to support Bill C-65, of which $3.5 million annually will be dedicated to grants and contributions through the Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund.
For media enquiries, please contact:
Office of the Honourable Patty Hajdu, P.C., M.P.
Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
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