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Making It Our Business to Support Employees Dealing with Domestic Violence


The impacts of domestic violence in the workplace are wide-ranging. They can include actual incidents of violence at work, as well as the impacts on team performance and on the well-being of the employee who is experiencing domestic violence at home.

In partnership with the Gender-Based Violence Knowledge Centre at Women and Gender Equality Canada, the Canada School of Public Service is hosting a panel discussion for all public servants on the issue of domestic violence in the workplace. Experts in the field will outline the responsibilities of managers and discuss ways to recognize and support someone who is experiencing domestic violence. Specific topics of discussion will include the amendments to Part II of the Canada Labour Code and the new regulations that address the specific responsibilities of public servants. Participants will also learn about best practices and the external resources available.

Join us for this important event. A live Q&A will follow the panel discussion.


Tanya Lary, Acting Director, Gender-Based Violence Policy Branch, Women and Gender Equality Canada


  • Duncan Shaw, Senior Director, Occupational Health and Safety, Employment and Social Development Canada
  • Marc Gosselin, Senior Policy Analyst, Program and Policy, Office of the Chief Human Resources Officer/Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat / Government of Canada
  • Nathalie Poirier, Senior Conflict Resolution Practitioner, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada, Indigenous Services Canada
  • Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University
  • Arina Grigorescu, Project Manager, Milieux de travail alliés contre la violence conjugale, Regroupement des maisons pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale
  • Dr. Katreena Scott, Ph.D., Professor and Academic Director, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University

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