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ACTRA harassment policy review

ACTRA is seeking a qualified individual or firm to work with us to improve our current harassment policies, reporting tools, training, resources, and further support ACTRA’s work with industry stakeholders on harassment and institutional change in our industry. The scope of the review will include work on the following items:

  • Existing training/expertise of staff for handling reports of sexual harassment;
  • Existing training for members and industry stakeholders;
  • ACTRA’s member discipline process;
  • ACTRA’s procedures for taking reports of incidents of harassment, discrimination, bullying or violence;
  • ACTRA’s constitution and bylaws, where they pertain to harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence;
  • Language pertaining to harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence in ACTRA collective agreements.

The expected work includes, review, recommendations and proposed new procedures and policies. The successful bidder will have the following qualifications:

  • Expert knowledge and experience in harassment policy, training and complaints;
  • An established track record of assisting leading organizations in shaping harassment policies and practices;
  • The ability to interview a diverse population of participating members to gather firsthand accounts with respect to their experiences in the industry;
  • The ability to ensure this work is carried out across Canada;
  • A detailed understanding of harassment legislation; and
  • Experience dealing with collective agreements and/or in unionised, multi-stakeholder work environment.

The proposal should include briefly, a statement of work, timelines, fees and other resources necessary to carry out such a review.

The following are assets, but not requirements for the successful submission:

  • Experience in, or firsthand knowledge of, the film & television industry, labour organizations or the labour movement;
  • Proven ability dealing with harassment issues in high-profile organizations or cases and/or the ability to communicate publicly on complex or controversial issues;
  • General legal expertise; and
  • Firsthand experience with programs and policies dealing with gender violence prevention.

ACTRA will accept submissions until Monday, January 22nd, 2018.

Submissions may be sent electronically or by mail to:

Research and Bargaining Department
ACTRA National
625 Church St.
Suite 300
Toronto, ON M4Y 2G1

ACTRA is an equal opportunity employer that proactively seeks candidates with diverse backgrounds.


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