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Federal government commits $2.8 million to anti workplace harassment project


OTTAWA – The federal government is committing nearly $2.8 million to a project aimed at reducing workplace harassment and promoting accountable work environments.

The funding will go to a project called Roadmap to Future Workplaces, which will provide training on legal rights and help create plans to reform company policies that enable workplace sexual harassment.

Employment Minister Patty Hajdu is making the announcement today in Toronto with a panel discussing harassment and violence.

The project is hosted on an online platform called Rosa, created by Canadian actor Mia Kirshner, who took is taking part in the panel.

The Rosa platform will help centralize reporting and support tools for vulnerable workers in federally regulated industries.

The funding, worth $2,786,696, comes from the federal government’s Workplace Harassment and Violence Prevention Fund.

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