- Our Work
PATHS offers the Make It Our Business training program in Saskatchewan. Make It Our Business provides information and education to help employers and employees respond to domestic violence in the workplace. This training outlines how employers, supervisors, managers, human resources professionals, security personnel, union representatives, and co-workers can recognize abusive relationships, respond to domestic violence, and refer victims and abusers to supports that offer help. The Make It Our Business training was developed by Western Education’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVAWC).
We offer Make It Our Business presentations of different lengths, including:
PATHS can also tailor the length and content of the presentation to suit your organization’s needs—please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Download PATHS’ Make It Our Business booklets below:
Make It Our Business: Recognize & Respond to Domestic Violence in Your Workplace
Make It Our Business: I Need Safety and Support at Work
Make It Our Business: Problems at Home Can Come to Work
Fact Sheet: Intimate Partner Violence is Everyone’s Business
Working Together to Build Protective Factors into Workplace Policies and Procedures for Victims of Intimate Partner Violence was a 3-year project (September 2015- September 2018) funded by Status of Women (Women and Gender Equality) Canada.
As awareness of the impact of IPV in workplaces was growing, PATHS began this work with the support of Status of Women Canada and our partners to make a change in workplaces across Saskatchewan. Project partners included the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour (SFL) and the Saskatchewan Government and General Employees’ Union (SGEU).
In 2016 and early 2017, PATHS conducted survey, focus group, and interview research asking Saskatchewan workers and employers about their experiences of IPV in workplaces. 437 participants completed the survey and 27 individuals participated in interviews and focus groups. The findings, as well as a literature review, including legislation in other jurisdictions, and recommendations are included in our report Intimate Partner Violence & the Workplace: Results of a Saskatchewan Study.
In this Global News story, Crystal Giesbrecht from PATHS shares results from a study conducted in #Saskatchewan examining barriers for people who own pets and farm animals when they experience intimate partner violence. @SaskSPCA https://globalnews.ca/news/8214032/intimate-partner-violence-victims-who-own-pets-farm-saskatchewan/