To include toolkits, online modules, outreach materials, conferences, workshops
The Canadian government is investing $2.6 million over five years for the Yukon Human Rights Commission to develop and deliver “culturally appropriate public legal education campaigns” against sexual harassment in the workplace.
"Sexual harassment in the workplace is unacceptable and the harms are all too real for those who experience it," says David Lametti, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada. "We all have a role to ensure that our workplaces are safe and healthy for everyone."
The campaign will include information toolkits, online modules, and training and outreach materials. There will also be bi-annual multi-day conferences, regular workshops and outreach sessions in communities across Yukon, including rural and First Nations communities.
This will raise awareness and improve the knowledge, skills and capacity for Yukoners to address and take action if and when the issue arises, says the government.
The program is part of Budget 2018's funding of $50 million over five years to address sexual harassment in the workplace. Half of the funding is dedicated to organizations so that they can increase their ability to provide legal advice and information to support complainants of sexual harassment in the workplace. The other half is dedicated to organizations to enable them to provide public legal education and information to workers.
In 2018, Statistics Canada found 19 per cent of women and 13 per cent of men reported that they had experienced harassment in their workplace. Women were more likely to report sexual harassment.