National Survey on the Impact of Domestic Violence in the Workplace

Posted on December 4, 2013 1:11 pm

December 6th is the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women. To mark this day, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) in partnership with the University of Western Ontario's Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVA WC) is launching the first nation-wide survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces.

This national survey will gather data about the impact of domestic violence in the workplace. It will provide made-in-Canada research that will help unions, employers, advocates and governments develop good public policy as well provide essential data to support the labour movement's work at the bargaining table.

The survey is online and available in English and French until June 6, 2014 at Any worker over the age of 15 is encouraged to complete the survey, whether or not they have personally experienced or witnessed domestic violence. We want to hear from women and men, from all parts of the country. It is completely anonymous and takes between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.

These are important as the CLC is working with university researchers who are bound by strict ethics requirements. The Key Points and Tools sheet includes text for emails, websites or newsletters that have been approved by Western's Research Ethics Board.

If you have any questions about the survey, or would like to identify a point person in your Local Union to help with the promotion, please contact Vicky Smallman, National Director, Women's and Human Rights at