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Workplace sexual harassment in the arts

December 8, 20218 December 2021

Our stunning survey results on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries have now been published.

Three key findings from the survey are:

  1. Workplace sexual harassment is widespread in the Canadian performing arts.
  2. After reporting, retaliations happen often.
  3. The workers’ mental health has suffered tremendously.


Background information

Aftermetoo, the Canadian Women’s Foundation, and Hill Strategies Research designed and conducted The Change You Want to See — Aftermetoo’s first-ever survey on workplace sexual harassment in the Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries.

We send our heartfelt thanks to each of the 1,102 people who responded to this groundbreaking survey. The survey was open to Canadian union and non-union contract workers in the performing arts, film, and television industries, such as performers, crew members, screenwriters, playwrights, choreographers, set / costume / production designers, cinematographers, directors, production and post-production workers, and arts administrators and managers.

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Logo of SIA Brief from Hill Strategies Research, part of the Statistical Insights on the Arts series.Cover page for report entitled Innovation and resilience in the arts, culture, and heritage in Canada: Insights from 29 stories of artists and organizations using innovation to find resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Synthesis report by Kelly Hill and Blanche Israël. Stories by: Anju Singh, Blanche Israël, JP Longboat, Kelly Hill, Margaret Lam, Melanie Fernandez, and Myriam Benzakour-Durand.