Prevention of Harassment and Violence in the Workplace | Online Consultation on Proposed Regulations

From: Employment and Social Development Canada

Current status: Closed

This consultation is now closed.

Online Consultation

We thank everyone who participated in the survey and submitted feedback to help prevent harassment and violence in the workplace. In the coming months, the Government of Canada will release the results of what we heard during the consultation.

What we heard

The Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations – What We Heard report provides the highlights of the online survey completed by 1018 respondents. You may read the full report or review the results by theme, as outlined below.

What this consultation focused on

The Government wanted to know what Canadians think about the proposed regulatory framework that supports Bill C-65, which aims to prevent and respond to all incidents of harassment and violence in federally regulated workplaces, and to support those who have experienced it.

The proposed regulations will enhance protections for employees by outlining elements to prevent incidents, to respond adequately when they do occur, and to support those who have been affected by an incident. The regulations will be based on the following principles:

Consultation Statistics

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Prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace

Consultation statistics: July 24 to October 9, 2018

  • Total visits: 6,364
  • Individuals: 76%
  • Employers: 7%
  • Union members: 6%
  • Other: 11%
  • Surveys completed: 1,042
  • Consultation paper downloads: 2,852


  • English: 80%
  • French: 20%

Mailed responses: 64

We asked: do you work in a federally regulated industry?

Three responses

  • Other
  • Federal crown corporations
  • Air transportation, including airports, aerodromes and airlines

Top 4: Location

  • Quebec: 23%
  • British Columbia: 8%
  • Ontario: 38%
  • Alberta: 13%

Traffic and engagement stats

  • 12,129
  • News release: 2,566
  • Consultation paper : 2,738
  • Total views: 17,433


  • Facebook: 22,520
  • Twitter: 35,777
  • LinkedIn: 10,714

Traditional media articles published: 13

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