Published Mar 08, 2018Some of Canada's largest media organizations have joined forced to create the Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct.
The new set of rules aims to "help prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence."
It reinforces policies of "zero tolerance, proportional consequences, consent-based interactions and no retaliation," and calls on signees to encourage reporting offences and conducting timely investigations.
The idea for the Code of Conduct arose last year during a round-table discussion on the need for an industry-wide response to harassment and discrimination.
Participating organizations are continuing work to develop "effective reporting mechanisms" and "multi-level education and training programs."
Some of the groups that have signed the code include the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, ACTRA, CBC, Canadian Media Guild, TIFF and the Writers Guild of Canada.