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Sexual Harassment Resources

Workplace Sexual Harassment and Assault Overview and Definitions

VictimLinkBC is a toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across B.C. and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence, including victims of human trafficking exploited for labour or sexual services.

VictimLinkBC provides service in more than 110 languages, including 17 North American Aboriginal languages. In 2014-2015, VictimLinkBC assisted more than 12,000 people.
VictimLinkBC is TTY accessible. Call TTY at 604-875-0885; to call collect, please call the Telus Relay Service at 711. Text to 604-836-6381. Email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca

Victim service workers can provide information and referrals to all victims of crime and crisis support to victims. Even if you’re not sure if you have been a victim of crime, you can call VictimLinkBC at 1-800-563-0808 for assistance. Your call will be completely confidential.

UBCP/ACTRA is providing free professional counselling services to Members who have been assaulted or harassed in the workplace.

For Members who identify as female:
Battered Women Support Services (BWSS)
Email Rona, communityengagement@bwss.org or call the dedicated phone line, 604-652-1010.
Anonymous crises line: 604-687-1867.

For member who identify as male:
Male Survivors: email education@bc-malesurvivors.com
or call 604-682-6482.

If you experience or witness bullying or harassment of any kind in the workplace, you must report it. It’s the law. We can guide performers through the process to report an incident.
Call us during business hours, or email the reporting line, anytime: report.it@ubcp.com

HAVEN Helpline 1-855-201-7823  (Harassment and Violence Emergency Network) is a national, bilingual critical incident reporting line available to members of ACTRA (including UBCP/ACTRA)  and the Directors Guild of Canada to report situations of workplace harassment and violence and receive confidential counselling services .

The Union is looking at initiatives to:
-Protect our Members in coaching and teaching environments
-Reduce barriers to reporting sexual harassment
-Protect and support young performers
-Improve our collective agreements and legislation
-Create a Member to Member support structure for those who have experienced sexual harassment or assault
-Liaise with Worksafe BC to step up film set monitoring of harassment protocols and orientation.

If you have any suggestions that you would like us to consider please send an email to sue.brouse@ubcp.com or call Sue at 604-689-0727 ext. 2257

If harassment occurs outside of the workplace there are resources available to you:

Women may contact WAVAW (Women Against Violence Against Women) for guidance and support.
Office, Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm: 604 255 6228
24 Hour Crisis Line 604 255 6344
Toll-Free 1 877 392 7583

Additional resources:

The BC Human Rights Clinic:
http://www.bchrc.net/sexual_harassment
604-622-1100 or toll free: 1-855-685-6222.

Definition of sexual harassment:
https://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/law-crime-and-justice/human-rights/human-rights-protection/sex-discriminationharassment.pdf

 
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