A CBA podcast on sexual harassment and sexual assault
The implications of sexual harassment and sexual assault reach far beyond criminal law, creating complex and challenging issues that touch upon employment law, governance, policy-making, compliance and human rights.
Recent high-profile cases have shone a spotlight on the far-reaching implications of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Finding a solution to these complex issues requires a deeper understanding of both the legal implications of sexual assault and harassment, and how society as a whole contributes.
In 2015, the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum began the #WriteYourWrong campaign, which asked Canadian lawyers to tell their stories of sexual harassment and sexual assault in the workplace. These stories were the inspiration for the Not Just a Bystander podcast, which calls upon us to move away from the sidelines and start taking action.
Join us for an engaging and important conversation that aims to answer the following questions:
- Why do sexual assault and sexual harassment happen in the first place?
- What do sexual assault and sexual harassment mean, legally?
- What can we – as lawyers, clients, and as a community – do to fix this problem?
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#WriteYourWrong – Share your story of sexual assault or harassment.
The “Not Just a Bystander” podcast is presented by the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum, in collaboration with:
Heidi Schedler is a Senior Enforcement Counsel with the Nova Scotia Securities Commission and the first Co-Chair of the CBA National Women Lawyers Forum.
is a lawyer and workplace investigator at Pink Larkin in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is also the Chair of the National Labour and Employment Law Section of the Canada Bar Association.
Dr. Harry Stefanakis
is a psychologist and educator in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is an active participant in programs seeking to end violence in relationships and workplaces.
is the Executive Director of the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia and co-chair of the Ending Violence Association of Canada.
is a spokesperson for the Ending Violence Association of British Columbia. He is a former award-winning offensive lineman who played in the Canadian Football League for the BC Lions.
Canadian Resource Centre for Victims of Crime
Ending Violence Association of BC
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