Anti-Violence Worker Wellness Through
Systemic Occupational Health and Safety Supports
This project will develop and implement a national evidence-based strategy to advance systemic change that addresses the need for equitable access to occupational health and safety supports for community-based gender-based violence workers across Canada. Despite their exposure to trauma and violence, anti-violence workers often lack equitable access to occupational health and safety supports for preventing and responding to work-related stress.
Additionally, anti-violence workers often lack access to adequate wages, extended health-care benefits, pensions, and training opportunities necessary to prevent work-related stress injuries and harm. Recognizing that the anti-violence workforce is equally deserving of occupational health and safety supports, this national project will undertake the immediate action necessary to ensure consistent, evidence-based, and systems-focused occupational health and safety supports for the anti-violence workforce in Canada.