The Saskatchewan government has mandated mandatory training on workplace harassment.
That’s from the province’s Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, who spoke after a government wide program called Respect In The Workplace was announced on Monday.
“Good workplaces free from discrimination, free from harassment, bullying behaviour is a positive thing for individuals who work within our government,” said Makowsky.
The 90 minute online program will be available over the next four years, and it includes modules on bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination, mental health, managing emotions, transgender awareness, social media, recognizing and responding incidents and signs and symptoms of workplace issues.
The province partnered with Respect Group Inc, for this. One of the co-founders is former NHL’er Sheldon Kennedy, who noted it’s gratifying to see the province take leadership on this.
“Our belief is that everyone has to take it in the organization to make a difference, not just a few selected individuals.”