Bullying & Harassment in an Indigenous Workplace Training

Bullying & Harassment in an Indigenous Workplace

We are welcoming back instructor, Patience Cox, to present her training on January 19-20, 2023.
We are able to put on this course again with the help of Canadian Pacific Industry Training
Please see the bottom of this page for a course information.
To apply:
Please fill out the form below by January 12, 2023 to register. We will contact you to confirm your registration.


January 19-20, 2023

  • Two (2) – 3 hour virtual sessions
  • On-line Delivery – Zoom


  • Individual Workbook for participants – provided electronically

The Elders tell us that we must respect all things, the land, others, and ourselves. When we forget the teaching, we may be in a situation where we are experiencing or seeing another experience bullying and/or harassment. We all have a right to work in an environment free from intimidation and a responsibility to ensure our conduct contributes to a positive, respectful, and safe work environment.

Part one of this workshop starts with participants connecting to their own values and the values of their organization.  It then moves to creating understanding on what bullying and harassment are and what it is not, with specific reference to the WorkSafeBC respect in the workplace requirements.  It will outline what steps to take if you or another are the targets of bullying and the role you can take to create a positive and supportive work culture.

In Part Two, you will examine your organizational policy and develop some creative strategies guided by your values to ensure workplace bullying prevention.  This is an opportunity for participants to share their existing policies and possibly spark a conversation will be started to outline possible processes to update existing policies to align with traditional values and practices if this has not already been completed.

Learning Outcomes:

  • To provide information and resources for BCAAFC staff and managers to recognize the impacts of bullying and harassment in the workplace and help them develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to create and maintain harassment-free workplaces.
  • Lead, facilitate and support Program Managers and Staff in tailoring their policies to reflect Indigenous organizational values that prevent bullying (lateral violence) and harassment and develop an outline for administrative processes or approaches to support and maintain a supportive workplace.
  • On completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

Part One

Preventing Bullying and Harassment in an Indigenous Workplace (3hrs)

  • Identify personal and organizational values and discuss alignment with traditional values
  • Outline the provincial legislation meant to prevent bullying and harassment in the workplace
  • Identify what bullying and harassment are and are not
  • Describe why bullying might happen in an Indigenous organization
  • Describe whose responsibility it is to create supportive, inclusive, and productive workplaces

Part Two

Creating Supportive and Productive Indigenous Workplaces (3hrs)

  • Describe the values and culture that your organization has formally articulated.
  • Review your organizations’ policy on bullying and harassment
  • Articulate the formal process that employees can follow if they are experiencing bullying and/or harassment.
  • Identify the behaviors that are supportive in your workplace and those that are not
  • Collectively draft a commitment that outlines how your team will work together to support each other in a positive and productive manner
  • Identify potential resources that will support personal awareness and healing.