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Workplace Violence Toolkit

Statistics on Workplace Violence in Quebec

These sources provide a quantitative snapshot of violence and safety in the health care workforce in Quebec.

Quebec Survey on Working and Employment Conditions and Occupational Health and Safety Conditions

Institut national de santé publique du Québec;
Institut de la statistique du Québec; Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

Study estimates that approximately 528,000 workers in Québec were exposed to psychological harassment at work over a one-year period, representing about 15% of the survey population. Some 90,000 individuals were exposed to sexual harassment and 69,000 people were exposed to physical violence, representing 3% and and 2% respectively.

Statistiques sur les lesions attribuables à la violence en milieu de travail

Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST)

This publication documents, using statistics, injuries caused by violence in the workplace in administrative, medical, and social care sectors. It consists of three parts: the description of the population studies, the highlights, and 24 tables of statistical data.

Understanding Violence

Violence au travail

Fact sheet on the impact of violence, including the cost of workplace violence in Quebec estimated at $8-10 million annually.

Survey in 3 professional sectors


Survey of 2,889 workers in seven categories of employment. 34% of the workers surveyed had experienced serious violent acts (SVA). Nursing staff had significantly higher rates of SVA, and the highest rate when all acts of violence were taken into account.