Cultural Human Resources Council

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts is a project that addresses harassment in the workplace, including sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and violence. CHRC is working in collaboration with national arts service organizations (NASOs) and other leaders in the sector in equity-seeking groups. Respectful Workplaces in the Arts will ensure that artists and arts organizations across Canada have the tools, resources and training to prevent harassment of any kind, and build respectful workplaces as the norm in the cultural sector.

Check out the HR Managment Toolkit developed specially for the Cultural Sector. It features a new FREE tool on "Workplace Harassment and Violence". In the context for the choral community, the "workplace" includes the rehearsal room, green rooms, choral retreat locations, office space, etc. -- anywhere that the choir's staff and singers rehearse/perform/work.

Check out the 13 Quick Reference Guides to assist cultural organizations with implementing and sustaining compliance with harassment legislation by province and territory. These handy guides provide seven key compliance strategies and practical considerations to ensure employers (including Boards of Directors and arts organizations) meet their obligations and address workplace harassment issues as they arise.

When harassment happens, who can the victim turn to? And how does an employer, engager or Board of Directors respond when harassment occurs in their workplace? These pressing questions are explored in detail in Reporting and Investigating Mechanisms for Workplace Harassment in the Arts, now available for reference and download at



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