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Bullying & Harassment: What HR Professionals Need to Know (Vancouver)

Date: January 14, 2020
Location: CPHR BC & Yukon - Nespresso Corporate Boardroom

In partnership with:
Ending Violence Association of BC
Tracy Porteous, Executive Director, Ending Violence Association of BC
Elsa Berland, Program Manager of Indigenous Services, Ending Violence Association of BC
Liza Hughes, Project Lead, Ending Violence Association of BC

You will learn about:
  • Individual, workplace, and community impacts of bullying and sexual harassment
  • Barriers to disclosing and reporting, and how to support employees
  • Your role and legal responsibilities

You will build skills to:
  • Respond to disclosures and support employees who have been impacted by bullying and/or sexual harassment
  • Create a trauma-informed workplace response strategy
  • Develop or adapt workplace policy and procedures
  • Support workplace risk assessment and safety planning
  • Share learnings and prevention strategies with your workforce
Time: Registration 8:30-9:00am; Workshop 9:00am-2:00pm

CPD Hours: 3.5

Location: CPHR BC & Yukon Office - Nespresso Corporate Boardroom, Unit 1101-1111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC

Meet your facilitators:

Tracy Porteous Tracy Porteous is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC who first became involved in the anti–violence field over 30 years ago as a volunteer on the crisis line at the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre. She went on to join that agency’s staff and eventually became their Executive Director.

In 1995, Tracy relocated to Vancouver to become the Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of BC, a provincial association that supports over 220 anti-violence programs across BC who specialize in responding to sexual and domestic violence, child abuse and stalking. EVA BC develops resources, training and programs, and works collaboratively with a wide range of public authorities to develop and coordinate policy and practice to enhance safety for those who are vulnerable to violence and abuse.

In 2010, Tracy participated in BC’s first Domestic Violence Death Review Panel. She is also a member of the Provincial Integrated Recovery Council of BC, the National Victim Policy Centre’s Advisory Committee and has been working with related organizations in British Columbia for many years fostering better and more coordinated ways for the sectors to work together and increase safety. In March 2013, she was appointed to the Canadian Delegation to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women, where she presented on engaging men and boys as allies in preventing violence against women and girls. In October 2014, Tracy was one of five women from across Canada honoured with the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
Elsa Berland Elsa Berland is Dakelh/Carrier from Fort St. James, BC. She offers great knowledge rooted in over ten years of front-line work, working towards Women's Safety, both in Vancouver's DTES as well as in her home community. Most of her urban-based front-line experience was with WISH Drop-In Society where she provided services to women engaged in Street-based Sex Work.

In 2014, she moved home was asked to run for council and was elected to leadership for her band Nak'azdli Whut'en. Elsa served her community with a strong focus on creating safer spaces for women in the North through supporting the development and eventual implementation of their Anti-Sexual Harassment in the Workplace policy. She continued to work front-line at Fireweed Collective Society’s transition home which supports Women and their Children, escaping Domestic Violence.

She offers a strong Indigenous lens and voice to the various agencies she's worked for while staying connected to the front-line work. Working for primarily women’s only spaces, she has developed a passion for supporting the creation of safe space for Indigenous Women in all levels of society.

Most recently, she's taken on the new role of Program Manager of Indigenous Services for Ending Violence Association of BC, where she aims to continue to advocate for the voice of Indigenous Women and Front-line Workers' roles in anti-violence work.
Liza Hughes Liza holds a Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies and a law degree (Juris Doctor) from the University of Calgary. During her law degree, Liza was the recipient of the John W. Moyer Memorial Bursary and the Norton Rose Fullbright International Studentship. She volunteered for Pro bono Students Canada’s Innocence Project, and Student Legal Assistance. She also holds a Post-Graduate Certificate in International Conflict Management from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Liza was called to the Alberta Bar in 2016, and the British Columbia Bar in 2017.

Before joining EVA BC, Liza worked in private practice in the areas of constitutional law and Charter litigation, prison justice, human rights, assisted human reproduction and queer family law. She is now the Program Lead for EVA BC’s project for workplace sexual harassment prevention and response.

Registration Deadline

January 10





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