Policy & Procedure Development
Regardless of the jurisdiction in which you work, whether provincial or federal, your organization must have in place a clearly defined set of policies and procedures which guide your violence and harassment prevention efforts. This is part of your overall Occupational Health and Safety obligations, although the specifics may vary slightly from province to province.
Often thought as one of the easiest steps in reducing workplace violence, the corporate policy and supporting procedures need to be crafted with consideration to your organization’s unique needs. In many cases, organizations prefer to write their own policies; however, given the complexities of some workplaces, employers may prefer to engage external expertise in order to address their unique needs such as responding to ministerial orders, avoiding pending litigation or complying with new legislation.
Whatever the reason, the Canadian Initiative has over a decade of experience working with private and public sector organizations to meet their legislative and legal obligations, including our work with US based corporations with branch operations in Canada. In many cases we are called upon to draft policies where the organization has limited Human Resource capability, or we work in cooperation with Human Resource and Occupational Health professionals to review existing policies and protocols. Whatever, the case you can be reassured that the Canadian Initiative will stand by its recommendations should they ever be challenged.
Regardless of your policy development needs, in confidence we invite you to discuss it with us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-579-6739. If there is a more cost effective way to address your organizational needs, you can count on us to mention it.
After all, we prefer your respect more than your business.
President & CEO,
The Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence