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Upcoming Training Opportunity for LCCEWA Member Organizations
OAITH – Femicide List 2016
2016 Webinar Series
HR increasingly trained in domestic violence management
Domestic Abuse Policy
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
From Home to Office: Canadian Workplaces Are Stepping Up to Protect Employees Who Are Victims Of Domestic Violence
Addressing Domestic Violence at Work Workshop Series with Barb MacQuarrie
Women take up family violence leave as ACTU lobbies employers to step up
Employers on the front lines against violence

Make it our Business: Addressing Domestic Violence in the Workplace 

Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and other workplace stakeholders to meet their obligations under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act. According to the Act, employers must prevent and respond to domestic violence in the workplace. Read more...

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What does it mean to be culturally competent?

A digital drawing of rainbow coloured hands reaching out to each otherCultural competence is about our will and actions to build understanding between people, to be respectful and open to different cultural perspectives, strengthen cultural security and work towards equality in opportunity. Relationship building is fundamental to cultural competence and is based on the foundations of understanding each other’s expectations and attitudes, and subsequently building on the strength of each other’s knowledge, using a wide range of community members and resources to build on their understandings.[1]

In Canada, we have talked for a long time about the importance of respecting diversity and embracing a range of cultures as part of the social fabric of our society.  However the term, cultural competence, is a relatively new concept to many.