Objectives for this two-day course are for participants to learn, understand and be better prepared to address Domestic Violence at work. Participants will:
- gain a deeper understanding of the dynamics of domestic violence at work and the role of the union and employer in addressing it;
- learn ways to best support members who may be experiencing domestic violence, including how to recognize and respond to the warning signs and risk factors;
- start the conversation to build awareness about domestic violence at work among your membership;
- develop strategies that build support for collective bargaining and legislative initiatives;
- Learn about referrals and pathways to community resources.
This course is designed to train union representatives in our workplaces to be able to respond
to members who may be experiencing domestic violence. This may include stewards, health
and safety representatives, member education facilitators, or staff.