The Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct was developed to Prevent and Respond to Harassment, Discrimination, Bullying and Violence. The Code represents a commitment by engaged stakeholders to shift the culture, to prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect and professionalism are the norm.
The Code of Conduct reinforces the concepts of zero tolerance, proportional consequences, consent-based interactions and no retaliation. It calls on signatories to encourage good-faith reporting and timely investigations. It better defines workplace and work-related activities and identifies gender equality and diversity as paths to changing behaviour. The Code demonstrates the industry’s commitment to shared action and is intended to be a living document that will be regularly informed by best practice.