Who Are We
The Canadian Initiative is a social research firm incorporated in 1999 to study trends in workplace conduct within Canada. In addition, we research and catalogue the practices which organizations and unions are employing to reduce the risk of workplace aggression. As an organization, we are committed to sharing this information with others who are interested in arriving at a better understanding of violence from a Canadian perspective as well as what can be done to prevent it. In addition, we work with employers to set policies and procedures, conduct organizational risk assessments, and provide a wide variety of educational programs for the benefit of employees and management.
In support of this effort, we a strong commitment to public education. We are frequent speakers at professional conferences, public forums and are routinely called upon by both print and electronic media to offer commentary and opinion about workplace violence and its prevention.
The Canadian Initiative has been showcased on the CBC (The National), CITY TV, CTV, Global Television, within The National Post, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and multiple print dailies across Canada, not to mention wide coverage on radio and in trade publications.
In 2001, the Canadian Initiative partnered with the Federal Government in planning for a North American conference on workplace violence. This was part of the North American Agreement on Labour Cooperation, which includes Canada, the United States and Mexico. In 2008, Mr. French our President and CEO was invited to address the 9th Global Conference on Occupational Health and Safety held in Mexico and sponsored, in part, by the World Health Organization. There he tabled his most recent paper entitled "Towards a Global Standard for Workplace Conduct".
If you are in need of a speaker or simply require an engaging article for a workplace or professional publication, we would be pleased to provide you with one. We also distribute books, periodicals and other educational materials to those who share our interest. If you have not already done so, we encourage you to add your name to our mailing list so that you can keep you abreast of current and future developments.