Violence and Harassment Prevention: Fostering Respect in the Workplace Webinar

2 hour instructor-led seminar or webinar
For people leaders


This $99.00 violence and harassment prevention webinar takes a human approach to the workplace issue of respect, providing people leaders with the tools they need to be active participants in creating and maintaining a respectful organization.

Many industries are required by federal and provincial legislation to have policies and programs in place that address violence and harassment in the workplace. This webinar will assist people leaders in understanding their obligations under the law, how to identify possible problems, and how to handle issues brought forward.

Learning objectives

At the end of this violence and harassment prevention webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the legal definition of the terms workplace violence, discrimination, harassment, and sexual harassment
  • Define and understand the broad spectrum of behaviour considered unacceptable, abusive, or aggressive
  • Challenge inappropriate behaviour in a respectful manner
  • Respond to a complaint according to the principles and policies of their legal obligations.
  • Identify and respond to risk situations at work that may escalate into workplace violence
  • Understand the individual and corporate responsibilities for contributing to a safe workplace
  • Comprehend the legal requirements each individual has to follow, as per human rights and workplace safety legislation
  • Understand corporate liability issues


Program structure

Program structure

Delivered as a 2-hour instructor-led webinar for People Leaders.

The violence and harassment prevention webinar begins by stressing the importance of violence prevention followed by presenting a snapshot of current Canadian legislation. Next, participants will learn and discuss what constitutes workplace violence with examples of both overt and threatened violence. Harassment will be defined with examples, followed by a deeper dive into both sexual and psychological harassment. The group will learn the reasons why violence is not always reported and who has a role to play in prevention.

Both employees and employers have a responsibility to prevent workplace violence, and the webinar will take a closer look at the legislation employers must abide by. Participants will learn the various sources of violence such as clients, patients or strangers, and how domestic violence can impact the workplace. Best practices for resolving harassment complaints successfully, including pitfalls to avoid and how to protect personal safety. Participants will learn what defines a high-risk situation, how to respond, what to do when caught in one, and sources of immediate help. The webinar concludes with additional support resources for Canadian workplaces.

Workplace impact

This program on violence and harassment prevention

  • Stresses the responsibilities of all employees in creating and maintaining a respectful and safe workplace
  • Raises awareness of harassment and violence and its impact in a working environment
  • Promotes safety and self-awareness by showing how to recognize unsafe situations and how to protect oneself
  • Encourages individual accountability by providing education on provincial legislation and the organization’s internal policies


Who should attend?


People leaders in any industry, sector or occupation:

  • Frontline leaders (supervisors, managers, team leads), responsible for managing employee performance.
  • Leaders, human resource professionals and union representatives whose organizations are working towards improving mental health in the workplace, including the adaption of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace.
  • Those seeking professional certification for mental health in the workplace.
  • Individuals seeking to improve their ability to recognize and respond effectively to mental health issues.
Date and location

Online violence and harassment prevention webinar

Friday, February 22, 1:00pm - 3:00pm EST

Webinar link will be sent to those who register.

Please review the checklist to ensure you get the best possible webinar experience. 


Cost: $99.00 plus tax.


Let us help your people leaders be active participants in creating and maintaining a respectful organization