Domestic Violence at Work: PSAC Training for Representatives
Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, 2020 Vancouver, BC | Course hours (approximately): 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (both days) | Application Deadline: 9:00 a.m. PST, Monday, February 10, 2020.
This course is for PSAC union representatives (stewards, local officers, human rights advocates, etc.) who:
In December 2014, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) released the results of a survey that was developed in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children, of Western University in Ontario (CREVAWC), on the impact of domestic violence on the lives of workers. The results show that more than 1/3 of workers experience (or have experienced) domestic violence and for over half of those, domestic violence follows them to work. More than 80% of those experiencing domestic violence said that it impacts their work performance and/or ability to get to work.
Eliminating and advocating to end violence against women has been a longstanding priority for PSAC members. Several resolutions on this issue have been adopted throughout the years. At the 2015 PSAC National Triennial Convention, members adopted a resolution to develop a domestic violence education training program. This course is a result of the action of members to bring this issue forward as a workplace and union issue.
If you are willing to take on advocacy and referral for members in the workplace who are experiencing domestic violence, we invite you to apply for this course. Participants will receive information and training on how to deliver short awareness presentation to other members on the topic of domestic violence in the workplace. There will be support worker(s) available throughout the course.
By the end of this workshop participants will be able to:
The PSAC will provide travel, accommodation, meal and incidental allowances, loss of salary, and reimbursement of family care costs, in accordance with the PSAC Travel and Family Care policies. Please note that this is an advanced in-residence course so hotel accommodation will be provided for all participants. For participants in the Lower Mainland, the hotel accommodation will only be for Saturday night.
PSAC representatives interested in this course are asked to apply online by 9:00 a.m. PST, Monday, February 10, 2020.
Any questions, please contact :
Deanna Kimball, Regional Education Officer – BC
c/o PSAC Vancouver Regional Office
phone: 604-430-5631 x 1746
toll-free: 1-800-663-1655 x 1746
All applicants will be advised in mid-February 2020 if they have been accepted as a participant on the course.