Dear Industry Leader,

Nice to meet you. We are Rosa. 

You might think that sexual harassment issues have been nearly eliminated from your workplace. But the truth is, people are still being harassed. You just might not hear about it because your employees aren’t reporting it. That’s because they might be in the dark about reporting options, or don’t trust the systems currently in place.

That’s where we come in.

Our goal is to create workplaces where employees can go to work and not get sexually harassed. That’s it. We do this by empowering you and your employees. For employees, we’ll start with accessible education of how the laws work and what to do if harassed. For leaders, we’ll work with you to improve policy and culture in order to end workplace sexual violence. 

Sexual harassment is no longer an HR issue. It’s a leadership issue. Your employees need to know that their leaders are doing everything in their power to address and end workplace sexual harassment. The result benefits everyone involved: your workers will be safe, and you’ll retain and attract great employees. 

We look forward to meeting you. 

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.

  • Education

    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.

  • Digital Platform

    Rosa, for the first time in Canada, centralizes information about workplace sexual harassment laws, judicial systems, education, and assistance reporting.

  • Research

    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 April 2020, Rosa will be launching a national bilingual survey to gather baseline data on performing arts and film workers’ experiences related to workplace sexual harassment and violence, and their thoughts on what kind of changes they want to see in their workplaces. The goal of the survey is to gather data 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.

Available April 2020.

The survey is being prepared by Hill Strategies Research.

Our Partners

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund.