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Awareness and Remembrance Workplace Champions

What Employers Can do to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

January 07, 2019
The #MeToo movement has put sexual harassment and violence in the workplace front and center. But what about violence that occurs in the personal ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

December 6 – Day of Remembrance and Action

December 05, 2018
On December 6, 1989, 13 female students and a female administrator at l'École Polytechnique de Montréal were murdered because they ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance

#MeToo and the Pendulum Swing

October 16, 2018
It has only been a year since the flood of #metoo sexual assault and harassment reports surfaced to sink the careers of powerful men with long ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Recognizing global leadership on domestic violence at work: New Zealand & Australia

September 08, 2018
In July, New Zealand became the second country in the world to pass a national law granting victims of domestic violence 10 days paid leave to ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Zero Tolerance Complicit

August 14, 2018
Professional sports organizations have a particular social responsibility to act as role models and good citizens for the legions of young fans ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance Workplace Champions

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Sport - The Roberto Osuna Case

August 14, 2018
Sport plays an important role in society and is often highlighted for the positive impact it can have within communities. For example, we enroll ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, Trans and 2 Spirited People (MMIWGT2S): Voice of a Family Member

June 19, 2018
The first memorial march was held over 25 years ago in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside also known at DTES. The march was led by Indigenous ...

Awareness and Remembrance

June 15th – Be the Change: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

June 14, 2018
The United Nations General Assembly designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole ...

Awareness and Remembrance

Courage and Solidarity Brought Us Here

May 30, 2018
The astounding speed and force with which the #MeToo movement has entered popular discourse and consciousness can make it seem as if it was a ...

Awareness and Remembrance Workplace Champions

Breaking the Silence: Domestic Violence in the Workplace

May 07, 2018
It is often difficult to overcome the hesitation to act and the misconception that domestic violence is a private issue; however, it is imperative ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

National Day of Mourning - April 28, 2018

April 23, 2018
After the workplace murder of Theresa Vince in Chatham June 2, 1996, I learned that I was sadly mistaken in my understanding that a ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance

Supporting Gender and Sexual Minorities

March 26, 2018
Domestic violence (DV) has significant impacts on workers and workplaces. In a recent pan-Canadian survey, we documented, for the first time, ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21st) – New Anti-Racism Directorate and Director

March 19, 2018
We’ve come a long way with equality in the past few decades, both gender and racial equality. Yet, discrimination still exists on many ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Planning for change is not the ‘huge mistake’ for Mark Cuban

March 07, 2018
Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, fired Earl Sneed, a beat reporter for the organization, after an article appeared in ...

Awareness and Remembrance

International Women's Day

March 05, 2018
Join us in celebrating International Women's Day on March 8th! We've prepared a fun and informative video all about the amazing and ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Family Friendly Workplaces – acknowledging the relationship between work and home

February 14, 2018
On January 1st this year, the Fair and Family Workplaces Act took effect in Alberta. Labour Minister Christina Gray spoke about the importance of ...

Awareness and Remembrance

International Day for Women and Girls in Science – February 11

February 12, 2018
Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for ...

Emerging Issues Awareness and Remembrance In the News

Preventing Sexual Harassment at Work: Think ‘Turtle’

January 22, 2018
The New York Times recently published an article titled: Sexual Harassment Training Doesn’t Work. But Some Things Do. The some things that ...

In the News Awareness and Remembrance

The Accounting of Sexual Violence: How many women does it take to make a report of sexual assault stick?

January 02, 2018
In the U.S we see that nineteen is not enough to make it stick to a president, even when he boasts about it on camera. Nine is not enough to make ...

Awareness and Remembrance In the News

2017 – a year of change and no change

January 02, 2018
In 2014, Ray Rice punched his girlfriend unconscious in an elevator and became the face of domestic violence in the NFL. The level of media ...

Awareness and Remembrance Emerging Issues

Person's Day

October 16, 2017
It’s the day when the Supreme Court of Canada officially declared females as “persons.” Yes, today we might think the idea that ...

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