Are you a victim or witness of harassment?
L’Aparté provides support services for any individuals in the cultural sector who have been subjected to or have witnessed harassment or violence in the workplace. The website is in French only, but services are offered in English.
450 396-9449 or 1 833 LAPARTE
The Government of Quebec also offers a listening, information and referral hotline for victims of sexual assault, their families and caregivers.
1 888 933-9007
Do you work or study in the cultural sector?
Many associations, unions and institutions provide assistance and support services for victims and witnesses of harassment.
Click on this link to find out which organizations offer these services.
Commissions des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et sécurité au travail (CNESST)
If you are an employee, you can file a complaint with the CNESST – division les Normes du travail.
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
In cases of sexual or discriminatory harassment, you can file a complaint with the Commission des droits de la personne.
Commission canadienne des droits de la personne
In cases of sexual or discriminatory harassment, you can file a complaint with the Human Rights Commission if your work was with a federal company.
Various professional associations provide for a harassment grievance procedure in their collective agreements. Contact your association.
In the event of a criminal act, you can file a complaint with the police.
If you are self-employed, you can bring an action for damages against your abuser. You are advised to consult a lawyer.
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS)
Online training available: Harassment and Violence Prevention