Everyone has the right to work in a safe, respectful and welcoming environment. Nevertheless, sexual harassment and violence continue to occur in the mining workplace. Through industry collaboration and research, as well as design and evaluation of public legal education and information (PLEI) materials, Safe Workplaces for All: Addressing Sexual Harassment in Canadian Mining will build sector capacity to support mineral exploration and mining companies to expand their knowledge of, and response to, workplace sexual harassment and violence.
Employers, unions and employees will benefit from increased awareness of sexual harassment and knowledge of rights and responsibilities associated with addressing sexual harassment, while building capacity to respond to harassment-related concerns.
- Support exploration and mining companies to identify sexual harassment and violence, effectively respond to allegations as well as understand and comply with legislated requirements.
- Identify effective policy and procedural approaches to mining sector sexual harassment and violence.
- Enhance understanding of sexual harassment and violence in the mining sector to identify next steps for research, action, strategic engagement and partnerships.
- Affect systemic, organizational change that will support respectful workplace cultures, address sexual harassment and violence and advance inclusion and safety within the mining sector.
- Overview of relevant legislative frameworks.
- Research report examining legislation, effective sexual harassment and violence policies and procedures in mining and one or more related sectors as well as an analysis of relevant government-based recommendations resulting from commissions and taskforces.
- Educational materials on rights, responsibilities and supports for employers, unions, employees, including complainants, respondents and witnesses.
- Mechanism for supporting ongoing discussion around sexual harassment and violence in the mining workplace.
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Safe Workplaces for All Steering Committee
MiHR is committed to ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion are prioritized in Canada’s mining sector. Therefore, a The Safe Workplaces for All Steering Committee (SWSC) is a project sub-committee of MiHR’s Inclusion & Diversity Standing Committee (IDSC). Comprised of industry human resource and inclusion and diversity experts from academia, and various organizations, the SWSC guides project development and implementation. Members develop sector capacity and performance by sharing innovative approaches and effective practises in relation to addressing sexual harassment, in particular, and advancing workforce inclusion and diversity, in general.
Dorena Quinn (Chair)
Senior Vice President, People
Global Manager, Diversity and Inclusion
Kristeen Gaasbeek (Hughes)
Interim HR Manager
Vale Canada Limited – Ontario Operations
Canadian Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues
University of Western Ontario
Association Minière du Québec
Senior Director of Communications
Mining Association of Canada
Me Too Mining/Mine Shift
Manager, Student & Early Career Program
Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada
VP, Human Resources
Director, Diversity and Inclusion
Canadian Coalition of Women in Engineering, Science, Trades and Technology (CCWESTT)
Manager, Social and Economic Development
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
Pauktuutit Inuit Women of Canada
MiHR extends a special thank you to the Native Women’s Association of Canada for its support of the Safe Workplaces for All project.
Photo courtesy of Agnico Eagle.