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A Word from Our President

Welcome to the official website of the Canadian Initiative on Workplace Violence, commonly referred to as the "Canadian Initiative". We are one of Canada's leading experts in the field of workplace conduct.

The Canadian Initiative was incorporated in 2000, at a time when concerns about workplace violence were receiving only passing notice.  Our early efforts to raise awareness demonstrates our long-standing commitment to the study of workplace violence, harassment and other occupational abuses.


Our objective over the years has remained unchanged, which is to provide you and your organization with the information and tools necessary to reduce, if not eliminate, workplace violence and harassment at its source. We believe that every Canadian has the unalienable right to report for work without the fear of physical harm or intimidation of any kind.

In support of this objective, our site was designed with you in mind, whether you are a student, human resource professional, manager, lawyer or perhaps a victim of violence yourself. We intend to provide you with a single point of entry into the complex field of workplace violence prevention from a Canadian perspective. 

We are mindful that no one site can answer all your questions, and in recognition of this, we have provided you with links to other sites which we believe are excellent sources of information

Regardless of the jurisdiction in which you work. However, nothing substitutes for a personal conversation, and I would, therefore, encourage you to call, write or complete the online follow-up request. 

There is no obligation, and we would be pleased to help.  

Glenn French

President & CEO

Our Commitment to You

Given our extensive experience and proven track record, U.S. and Canadian employers turn to us to write policies, set procedures, conduct policy reviews and respond to legislative audits. In addition, we conduct employee risk assessments and harassment investigations, as well as, providing a wide range of educational programming. Whatever the service, you can expect it to be tailored to your unique work environment; meeting your Occupational Health and Safety obligations, including U.S. operations in Canada. You can be comforted to know that we will stand behind our work, alerting you to any regulatory changes that warrant attention in the future. This is our commitment to you.

We look forward to hearing from you

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