Make it Our Business Workplace Domestic Violence Program
Is your organization prepared to respond to domestic violence in the workplace?
Make it Our Business provides highly specialized education with a variety of options for employers to explore how they can take every precaution reasonable to meet their legislative requirements.
Make It Our Business has designed a systematic ‘whole company’ approach that allows organizations of all sizes to build skill, knowledge and confidence to address domestic violence in the workplace.
The program provides a comprehensive engagement pathway through four levels of awareness, education and training.
The activities do not have to be completed in order; however it is recommended a workplace begins by educating and engaging senior leaders who will be better positioned to develop the implementation plan for the organization.
Completing all four activity levels demonstrates a commitment to take every reasonable precaution to protect and support workers.
Organizational Readiness provides the most comprehensive training support for leaders to acquire critical knowledge necessary to develop and drive a company-wide program of action
Leadership Development for supervisors and managers who are responsible to protect workers
Develop Awareness with all employees about company policies, procedures and where to find help
Basic Education requires all employees to receive the core content in a (minimum) one hour presentation.
Make It Our Business is a training provided in collaboration with the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children at Western University and funded by the Ontario Women's Directorate.
WomanACT is a proud training partner in Toronto and can customize a training tailored to your workplace needs.
Make It Our Business education prepares workers, managers and supervisors to:
Recognize warning signs and risk
Respond to risk - safely and effectively in a variety of settings and situations
Refer to internal and/or external experts
Report workplace hazards related to domestic violence
This comprehensive education session is highly interactive and uses case scenarios to engage participants in reflective and strategic discussions to better understand the dynamics of domestic violence, legislative responsibilities and to develop practical applications and custom solutions for their organization.
Who should attend? Administrators, Supervisors, Managers, Human Resource Personnel, Health & Safety Reps, Security Staff, Union Leaders, Labour Reps and Business Owners.
For more information about training options and costs, please click here.