Canadian creative industry stakeholders galvanize to end sexual harassment
We agree to zero tolerance for such behaviour. We recognize that increasing gender equality and diversity across our industry is an important part of the solution.
The first steps we are committed to include:
- Enacting an industry-wide code of conduct, clearly defining expectations of appropriate and inappropriate behaviour, enforcement and consequences.
- Creating more effective reporting mechanisms and supports, which ensure all individuals can report allegations without fear of judgement or retribution.
- Ensuring more effective enforcement of existing industry policies.
- Launching a multi-level education and training program, including an industry-wide awareness campaign designed to establish and strengthen a culture of safe workplaces.
Ad Standards* Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television (The Academy) The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society (AFBS)* Associated Designers of Canada* The Actors’ Fund of Canada (AFC)* Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) Canadian Media Guild Casting Directors Society of Canada (CDC) Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) CWA Canada Director’s Guild of Canada (DGC) Entertainment Industry Coalition (EIC) Front des réalisateurs indépendants du Canada (FRIC)* International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) NABET 700-M Unifor National Theatre School* Talent Agents and Managers Association of Canada (TAMAC) Teamsters Canada* Theatre Ontario* Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) Women in View
*Did not attend round table but signed on to statement
Media contact: Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA, tel: 416.644.1519, firstname.lastname@example.org