Toll of domestic violence focus of research project

Canadian Labour Congress survey aims to provide data to develop workplace policies
By Liz Foster
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 01/13/2014

Through a partnership with researchers at Western University in London, Ont., the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) has launched a national survey on the impact of domestic violence on workers and workplaces.

The survey, which is gathering data about the prevalence and impact of domestic violence, will provide Canadian research that can be used by unions, employers, advocates and governments to develop policies and negotiate workplace supports.

"We need to have real made-in-Canada research to come up with some real made-in-Canada solutions," said Barbara Byers, executive vice president of the CLC.