Creating a Safe & Welcoming Work Environment
In every province or territory in Canada, as well as for employees under federal power, there are human rights laws which make harassment in employment illegal. All employees have a right to work in an environment where their dignity is respected and they are free from harassment.
Stopping harassment and discrimination is not just the responsibility of the employer, the union, or the victim. Anyone who witnesses or observes verbal, written, graphic, or other behavior that may be harassing/discriminatory can play a role in stopping it. Harassment & discrimination in the workplace is as much a men’s issue as it is a woman’s issue.
The Build Together national team has put together training presentations, guidebooks, and simple forms that can be adapted to any work environment. Feel free to download and make your organization a safe and welcoming workplace. Learn more.
In addition, Build TogetHER BC is a partner in the BC Centre for Women in the Trades, which works to retain and advance women in the trades through education and mentorship. BCCWITT gives presentations to interested groups, coordinates networking events for tradeswomen and offers workshops on Be More Than a Bystander in partnership with the Ending Violence Association of BC and the BC Lions. Learn more.