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Workplace Violence Toolkit

Best Practice - Landmark Reports

Reports, strategies, or action plans which are in the process of changing the field of workplace violence prevention.


Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (National)

Enough is Enough: Putting a Stop to Violence in the Health Care Sector

Roundtable Report – January 18, 2018. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a paper entitled Enough is Enough: Putting a Stop to Violence in the Health Care Sector in June 2017 in order to catalyze a national discussion on violence in health care, highlighting its broad and pervasive impacts. This two-day roundtable was organized to move this discussion towards action, and included unions representing health care workers from across the country.

Enough is Enough: Putting a Stop to Violence in the Health Care Sector

Discussion paper, June 2017. This paper documents the decline of the health and workplace environments of nurses over the past decades, by focusing on the escalating tide of violence as it impacts frontline workers.

Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children, and the Canadian Labour Congress

Can Work be Safe, When Home Isn’t? Initial Findings of a Pan-Canadian Survey on Domestic Violence and the Workplace

Details the results of a survey of over 8,000 Canadian workers on their experience of domestic violence and the workplace. About a third of those surveyed had experienced, or were experiencing, domestic violence, and of these over half reporting domestic violence abuse was experienced at, or near, the workplace.

NS Department of Environment & Labour

A Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy for Nova Scotia: Promoting Greater Awareness of Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention Strategy is a multi-faceted approach for dealing with violence in workplaces in Nova Scotia. The strategy adopts a broad approach that engages employers and employees to ensure that workplaces remain safe and productive.

Manitoba Nurses Union

PTSD in the nursing profession

The intent of this research report (April 2015) is to recognize the mental health effects nurses experience as a result of their exposure to traumatic and critical incidents. An analysis on the diagnostic criteria of PTSD, combined with an accumulation of PTSD research, serve as the integral components of this report to form the basis to conclude that PTSD is an occupational illness directly related to the work environment of nurses.

Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Health and Long Term Care in partnership with the Workplace Violence Prevention in Health Care Leadership Table

Preventing Workplace Violence in the Healthcare Sector (Ontario)

Over a period of about 16 months, the Leadership Table and its Working Groups identified concrete ways to strengthen policy, legislations, standards, physical environments, measures and procedures, programs and training.

The Provincial Occupational Health and Safety Group

Improving Workplace Safety in Nova Scotia’s Community Emergency Departments

Government–stakeholder joint report, January 2017. On October 21, 2016, Premier Stephen McNeil and Janet Hazelton, president of the Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, announced a working group to examine safety protocols in community emergency departments. This working group produced a set of recommendations, included in this report, on preventing workplace violence.

Province of Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Home Care, Long Term Care & Disability Support Sectors. Charting the Course: Report and Recommendations

The project’s purpose is to bring together stakeholders to address the high number of work-related injuries and illnesses among staff in the home care, long-term care and disability support sectors.

Workplace Safety Action Plan for Nova Scotia’s Health and Community Services Sectors

Workplace Safety in the Health and Community Services Sectors in Nova Scotia: Consultation Findings

To inform the work currently underway to develop a Workplace Safety Action Plan for Nova Scotia’s Health and Community Services Sectors (with a focus on publicly funded home care, long-term care (LTC) and community services), consultations were conducted with stakeholders in the three sectors.

Workplace Health and Safety in the Health and Community Services Sectors: Evidence-based Best Practices and Assessment of Current State in Nova Scotia. Review and Recommendations

This report included research to identify best practices for improving health and safety in the home care, long-term care and community services sectors, and assessed the current state of workplace health and safety for these sectors in Nova Scotia.