Government boosts funding to eradicate workplace harassment

Commits $50 million to legal information, resources to support individuals
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 08/29/2019
Harvey Weinstein standing with officers
High-profile public cases for sexual harassment such as that of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, seen here in June 2018, are not typical, says one expert. Credit: lev radin (Shutterstock)

The federal government’s commitment to combat workplace sexual harassment has begun in earnest.

Portions of a five-year, $50-million commitment announced in Budget 2018 are being doled out to organizations across Canada in an effort to address the issue. 

So far, money has been dedicated to projects in British Columbia, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario and Quebec — each supporting the goal of eliminating gender-based violence and harassment at work.