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Collaborer pour prévenir et combattre le harcèlement et la violence au travail

16 septembre 2024 (Panel d'ouverture : 19h00 21h00

17 septembre 2024 (8h00 – 16h30) 


Delta Hotels Montreal 

475 Av. Du Président-Kennedy, Montréal 

Québec, Canada 

H3A 1J7 

Réservez votre chambre d'hôtel avant le 27 août 2024 pour bénéficier de notre tarif réduit (259 $ CAD/nuit) dans les hôtels Delta de Montréal. 

Qui devrait y assister?

  • Les représentant.e.s des travailleuses et travailleurs et des employeur.e.s et autres personnes ayant des responsabilités et un intérêt lié à la prévention et la lutte contre le harcèlement et la violence au travail 


Panel d'ouverture:

Explorer de nouvelles normes : Les implications de la ratification de la Convention 190 de l'OIT pour le Canada.

Panélistes: John Beckett, Chidi King, Siobhán Vipond, Représentant du programme du travail (à déterminer).

  • John Beckett, CRSP, MBA (Leader in Safety, Training, and Operations)
    John is an accomplished executive with a passion for safety. John has provided leadership to the worker and employer communities. He currently sits as the Chair of the Board of the International Cargo Handling and Coordination Association in London, UK, and is the President of the WCB Employers Forum in BC. He remains engaged at the International Labour Organization in Geneva as an Alternate Governing Body Member. John’s recent activities in the violence and harassment space include working on development of ILO Convention 190, working with the Federal Government and WorksafeBC on regulations, being the project sponsor for establishing a comprehensive reporting mechanism and training over 8,000 employees on BC’s waterfront, and promoting the Be More than a Bystander Model of workplace intervention to employers and unions in BC.
  • Dr. Adriana Berlingieri, PhD (Academic Research Associate, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University)
    Dr. Berlingieri (PhD), is an organizational consultant, facilitator, and researcher. Her professional and scholarly interests are centered on harassment and violence at work. Dr. Berlingieri has extensive professional experience in senior positions in the areas of learning and development within organizations in an array of sectors internationally. As an Associate at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, at Western University, she works with various multidisciplinary teams to conduct actionable research on workplace harassment and violence that shapes the development of prevention and intervention practices.
  • Dr. Alexa Clerke, PhD (Research & Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University)
    Alexa Clerke, PhD, is a social psychologist and Research & Knowledge Mobilization Specialist at the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children. She is an expert on social behaviour and how different contexts and situations can change the way people act. In addition to her research expertise, Dr. Clerke is also an educator and skilled facilitator. Her current projects involve preventing & addressing gender-based violence in the workplace.
  • Dr. Rachel Cox, PhD (Professor, Department of Legal Science, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM))
    Rachel Cox is a Professor in the Department of Legal Sciences at Université du Québec à Montréal and a member of the Quebec Bar. Her domains of expertise workplace health and safety, and the right to equality. In 2022-2023, she chaired the committee responsible for analysing complaints of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace for the Quebec Ministry of Labour. A large number of the recommendations made in the committee’s final report were taken up in the Act to Prevent and Combat Psychological Harassment and Sexual Violence in the Workplace, adopted in March 2024. Since 2023, she acts as an expert for the International Labour Organisation on the prevention of violence and harassment in the world of work, taking gender considerations into account.
  • Chidi King (Branch Chief, Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, International Labour Organization)
    Chidi King is Chief of the Gender, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Branch, part of the Conditions of Work and Equality Department of the International Labour Organization. The Branch strives for the elimination of discrimination, including based on gender, race, ethnicity, indigenous status, disability and HIV status; utilising an integrated and intersectional approach. Before joining the ILO Ms King was Director of the Equality Department at the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), where she led work with trade unions on pay equity, the care economy, gender-based violence and harassment at work, women’s leadership, young workers, and rights of migrant workers. Ms King has also worked as Equality and Rights Officer for the Public Services International, a Global Union Federation, and as Employment Rights Officer for the Trade Union Congress of the UK. A lawyer by background, she has spent over 20 years providing legal and policy advice on issues of equality and non-discrimination with various private, public and not-for-profit sector organizations.
  • Julie Lamothe, J.D. (Lawyer, Lamothe Law)
    Julie Lamothe was born and raised in Northern Ontario; she attended the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor in the dual JD program. Upon earning her Doctorates, she returned to Sudbury, ON, to launch her legal career, bringing her expertise and passion for law to the community that raised her.  In 2023, Julie Lamothe established the Lamothe Law Professional Corporation, dedicating her practice to family and child protection law. Her journey is a testament to resilience and advocacy, underscored by a deep-seated commitment to justice. Julie’s personal experience as a survivor of sexual assault by a superior during her articling period presented her with profound challenges as she navigated the early stages of her legal career, all while healing from mental and physical trauma. This isolating ordeal has not only strengthened her resolve but also ignited a fervent passion for fostering safer work environments and awareness. This commitment has become a pivotal aspect of her advocacy, shaping her professional ethos and endeavors.
  • Pascale Lanctôt-Leroy, LL.B. (Lawyer, Climat Legal)
    Me Pascale Lanctôt-Leroy is the founder of Climat Légal. She is a senior investigator, designated recipient, ombuds and trainer in several fields, including psychological and sexual harassment, diversity and inclusion, discrimination and organizational and relational conflicts. She specializes in the trauma approach in investigations and combines the latest legal, psychological and sociological developments in the field of workplace investigations and human relations. Pascale has advised several federal organizations on risk assessment frameworks to end harassment and violence, notably by developing tools and resources for the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.
  • Dr. Kaitlynn Mendes, PhD (Professor, Department of Sociology, Western University)
    Kaitlynn Mendes, PhD, is a Full Professor of Sociology at Western University and holds the Canada Research Chair in Inequality and Gender. She is an expert on rape culture, digital feminist activism, and tech-facilitated sexual violence including sextortion, online harassment, image based-sexual abuse, and deepfakes. Kaitlynn has spent considerable time turning her research findings into resources, policies, and educational materials. Insights from her research have been used to inform policies, practices, and public understanding on contemporary gender inequalities in Canada, the UK, Australia, and Europe. Kaitlynn is also the Principal Investigator on 5-year project DIY: Digital Safety.
  • Dr. Jane Pillinger, PhD (Researcher & Policy Advisor)
    Jane Pillinger (PhD) has an academic, research and teaching background in social policy and is a global expert on ending gender-based violence at work. She has given policy advice to social partners, companies, employers, governments, and European and international organizations, including the European Commission, the ILO and UN Women. Between 2016 and 2019, she was a lead expert supporting the ILO negotiations for the ILO Violence and Harassment Convention (No.190). She is the author of five books and numerous articles on the topic, including the recent book “Stopping Gender-Based Violence in the World of Work” (Agenda Publishing, 2022). Jane is a former Specialist Advisor to the UK House of Commons Select Committee on Employment, a former Visiting Professor in Gender Studies at the London School of Economics, and a Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Criminology and Social Policy at the Open University, UK. Jane has advised many companies and organizations across the world about the role of policies and risk assessment frameworks to end sexual harassment and address the workplace effects of domestic violence. Jane lives in France.
  • Bonnie Robichaud (Author of "It Should Be Easy to Fix")
    Bonnie Robichaud is a union activist, public speaker, mentor, and a recognized pioneer and leader in the fight for human rights. She is the author of It Should Be Easy to Fix. She lives in Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Vicky Smallman (National Director, Human Rights Department, Canadian Labour Congress)
    Vicky Smallman is the National Director of the Human Rights Department for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). A long-time activist on gender equality and human rights issues, Vicky spent more than a decade in the academic labour movement, working primarily with contract academic staff, before joining the CLC in 2010. She leads a team responsible for the labour movement’s policy, advocacy and campaign work on women’s and human rights, anti-racism, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, Indigenous and disability justice. Vicky has served on the boards of directors of a number of national and Ottawa organizations, including Equal Voice, Child Care Now, and the Somerset West Community Health Centre. She is a Community Research Associate at Western University’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence against Women and Children. She has researched and written about academic labour issues, activism and women in Canadian politics.
  • Mélanie Stafford, MSW, RSW (National Representative, Harassment and Violence Initiative, Canadian Labour Congress)
    Mélanie Stafford (MSW, RSW) is the National Representative for the Harassment and Violence Initiative of the Human Rights Department for the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC). Mélanie brings over two decades of experience in the health and social services sectors. Grounded in the ethos of liberation and social justice, she has worked in sexual and reproductive health, community development, harm-reduction and popular education. Mélanie acknowledges the privilege of learning from those we serve and the responsibility it entails. Mélanie has served as Board President for la Maison d’amitié, Ontario’s largest francophone women’s shelter, and co-founded Overdose Prevention Ottawa. Currently serving as the vice-president of her community association, she spearheads initiatives focused on gardening and reclaiming public spaces.
  • Siobhán Vipond (Executive Vice-President, Canadian Labour Congress)
    Siobhán Vipond is a committed trade unionist, intersectional feminist and proud IATSE member, committed to a fair and equitable world. She is an advocate for workers’ rights, pensions, gender and racial equity, and the importance of workers' voices at all levels of government and industry. She has led numerous campaigns on issues like universal child care, domestic violence leave and ILO C190. Siobhán was first elected as Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress during the 29th Constitutional Convention in 2021. She was re-elected for a second term at the 30th Constitutional Convention in Montreal in 2023.
  • Dr. Christine Wildman, PhD (Research & Knowledge Mobilization Specialist, Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Western University)
    Christine Wildman (she/they) is a queer, feminist, activist and academic. Christine is invested in community organizing, working on various initiatives related to creating community, space, visibility, safety, and acceptance for 2SLGBTQIA+ people. Christine co-founded WorQshop: Building Safer Spaces, a non-profit organization that provides education and consultations services to organizations that aim to become more inclusive to 2SLGBTQIA+ populations. They are a critical community-engaged researcher with a PhD in Sociology, specializing in Identities and Social Inclusion. Christine’s research and teaching has focused on 2SLGBTQIA+ rights/needs, experiences of intimate partner violence, and access to services and community in small to medium populations centres, as well as violence against women and gender diverse populations. Christine is also a Research and Knowledge Mobilization specialist for the Neighbours, Friends and Families campaign, which is a provincial IPV prevention and education campaign, out of the Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children.

Les conférencières et conférenciers présenteront en anglais et en français 

La traduction simultanée sera disponible. 


Informations sur l'inscription : 

Frais d'inscription : Tarif préférentiel (jusqu'au 1er juillet 2024) : $70 + HST = $79.10 CAD 

Frais d'inscription : (2 juillet 2024 - 9 septembre 2024) : $100 + HST = $113.00 CAD 



Organisé par le Centre for Research on Violence Against Women & Children at Western University, l’Association des Employeurs des transports et communications de régie fédérale et le Congrès du travail du Canada

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