On May 11, 2022,  the North Vancouver Chamber hosted “Make it our Business: Domestic Violence and the Workplace”. This dynamic presentation introduces participants to recognize the warning signs of domestic violence at work, how to respond safely and effectively, and where to refer to find help.

Background: Many people think that domestic violence is a private matter, something that happens in the home, but abusive behaviours can cross the boundary between home and the workplace. Studies have shown that the human and economic costs to Canadian employers are significant, impacting everyone involved.  These may include injury or death, lost productivity, absenteeism, accidents and employee turnover; the responsibility for creating healthy and productive workplaces is a shared responsibility.

Guest Speaker:  Margaret MacPherson, Research Associate

Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University, London, Ontario. Margaret designs and develops curriculum and related materials for a number of initiatives, including the Make It Our Business, workplace domestic violence program and It’s Not Right! Neighbours, Friends and Families for Older Adults.

This event was presented by the North Shore Women’s Centre in partnership with the North Vancouver Chamber.