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A CCOHS Workshop: Harassment and Violence Prevention Starts with Civility and Respect
Date: January 14, 2020
Format: Workshop
Language: English/French

Time: 8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Workshop
Location: Centre for Health and Safety Innovation
5110 Creekbank Road
Mississauga, ON L4W 0A1
Materials, refreshments, breakfast and lunch are included
Space is limited. No refunds will be given for any cancellations. However, registration may be transferred to another party. Please contact if you're unable to attend.

Product Description

A lack of civility and respect are often at the root of violence, harassment and bullying issues within workplaces. How do you champion and prioritize a civil and healthy workplace before it gives way to a toxic culture ripe with resentment, rudeness, and violence?

A crucial part of any healthy workplace is a workplace violence prevention program that outlines preventive measures against all forms of harassment and violence - including sexual, domestic and workplace. Whether driven by legislation or motivated by doing the right thing, policies and procedures need to be comprehensive, supported by leadership, and underscored by an environment that values respect, consideration and professionalism.

This one-day workshop will facilitate discussion about the essential components of an effective workplace violence prevention program. You will gain practical knowledge and leave with tools so you can take action to minimize the potential for harassment and violence in your workplace.

The workshop takes place on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Who Should Participate?

Managers, supervisors and workers involved in the development or implementation of a workplace violence prevention policy that includes all forms of harassment and violence.

What's included:

  • A copy of CCOHS' Violence in the Workplace Prevention Guide
  • Practical checklists for developing and maintaining a workplace harassment and violence prevention program
  • Handouts and a workbook to inspire group discussions and insights

Topics include:

  • Defining the scope of workplace violence, including harassment
  • Legal obligations
  • Workplace violence prevention policy
  • Civility and respect
  • Hazard assessment
  • Developing preventive measures
  • Reporting and investigating
  • Required training and education (A requirement of Bill C-65 which will be in force in 2020)

Upon completion of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand the complexity of workplace harassment and violence
  • Understand the role of civility and respect in preventing workplace harassment and violence
  • Identify the components and requirements of a workplace harassment and violence prevention policy
  • Assess the workplace for harassment and violence-related hazards
  • Describe incidents of workplace harassment and/or violence
  • Outline prevention measure focused on a civil and respectful workplace culture, plus access related tools and resources
  • Enact workplace harassment and violence response procedures

Feedback from Participants

"The workshop reinforced my understanding that there's no magic wand to prevent harassment and has given me more tools to work towards prevention."

Cancellation Policy

Registration is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the workshop, your registration can be transferred to a substitute participant. Please contact if you're unable to attend.