We are Rosa.
We are also part of the workforce.
All of us have the fundamental human right to go to work without being sexually harassed.
In the Spring of 2021, we will release Rosa.
Rosa is Canada’s first national digital platform centralizing the laws around sexual harassment; breaking down information about what to expect if you report, how to protect yourself and how to prepare. Rosa is there to help you navigate how legal systems work and where to find help. We keep it simple so you won’t need a law degree to understand your rights. Rosa empowers you to stay safe, healthy and in control.
Our goal is to create workplaces where employees can go to work and not get sexually harassed. That’s it. We create the tools to achieve this.
On Rosa, we provide robust education on legal rights, procedures and protections through digital and in-person training for employees. Together with leadership, we create customized action plans to help companies tackle the policies and cultures that allow workplace sexual harassment.
Rosa, for the first time in Canada, centralizes information about workplace sexual harassment laws, judicial systems, education, and assistance reporting.
We are working with the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC), Canadian Women’s Foundation (lead partner on The Roadmap to Future Workplaces project), Aftermetoo, Canadian Labour Congress and University of Toronto to collaborate on research and training. Evidence will be collected about the experiences and needs of vulnerable and precarious workers who are experiencing workplace sexual violence in federally regulated sectors. This research will help us build Rosa.
National Arts Survey
In September 2020, Rosa launched a national bilingual survey to gather baseline data on performing arts, film, and television workers’ experiences related to workplace sexual harassment and violence. The goal of the survey was to gather data from workers to get a full picture of the scale of the problem, the human cost of this issue in Canada, and what kind of change is needed. We want to hear from all types of workers in the performing arts, adult industry performers, film, and television sectors, including actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, crew members, interns, writers, directors, and producers.
A sincere thank you to the more than 1000 participants who completed the survey. Analysis and a report will be shared publicly in 2021.
The survey and report is being prepared by Hill Strategies Research.
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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund and the Justice Partnership and Innovation Program.