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Gender-based harassment in the workplace.

  • Dates: 19 – 19 Nov 2019
  • Where: Fortius Sport & Health
  • Address: 3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby BC

Support your people. Protect your brand. Communicate your message.

Gender-based harassment, #MeToo and #TimesUp have put a spotlight on sexual harassment, bullying, and inequality in the workplace. Gone are the days when simply having a corporate sexual harassment policy on file is enough. Proactively ensuring a safe and respectful work environment for all your employees is a new reality, yet effective tools and programs have been limited.  In response to this need, the Ending Violence Association of  BC (EVA) has created the “Be More Than A Bystander” program.  We are very grateful to be hosting this event with Angus Reid and Jessica Gares

Taking a proactive approach will protect your brand,
support strong company culture, and retain top talent.

We invite you to join us for a three-hour workshop where you will learn the tools needed to help create and reinforce a safe and positive culture in your organization.

Angus Reid will explain how to spot problematic behaviours, appropriately address them, and how to implement workplace bystander intervention training that will facilitate a powerful peer-driven safety system for all employees.

Communicating these tools and a new approach can be challenging, but vitally important to be successful.  Jessica Gares will lead the communications portion of the workshop on how to create buy-in for your team and how to turn this into a positive story you can tell internally and externally. But despite your best efforts in preventing a crisis, sometimes they occur — Jessica will also delve into how to protect your brand and reputation during and after a crisis, including how to navigate media requests when you’re under fire.


7:30 – 8:00 am Breakfast and social networking

8:00 – 9:30 – Angus Reid presenting the Be More Than A Bystander intervention model

9:30 – 11:00 Jessica Gares presenting on communications strategies and crisis media management.


Angus Reid

Angus is a retired professional football player. Angus played 13 years for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He was a 5-time team captain, 3 time All-Star and 2 time Grey Cup Champion. In 2010, Angus was part of the initial group of players that partnered with The Ending Violence Association to help create the Be More Than a Bystander program. Since the program’s inception, Angus has been a proud head spokesperson for the movement and has been a part of countless workshops, presentations and promotions. Angus is now a senior commercial risk consultant with Reliance Insurance Agencies. He brings his extensive knowledge and expertise in how to create and sustain a winning culture to his diverse range of clients. Helping ensure they have done all they can to create a work environment that promotes trust and confidence from all their employees.

Jessica Gares 

Jessica Gares is a communications strategist with a decade of experience spanning journalism and public affairs. Jessica started her career in radio as the senior producer of the Bill Good Show on CKNW. From there, she took on a senior communications role at BCLC where she was responsible for bolstering the corporation’s reputation through strategic communications planning, and effective issues management.

Today Jessica leads a team of consultants at Kismet Communications and thrives on creating compelling stories and communications plans that get results for her clients. Jessica has a BA from Simon Fraser University majoring in Communications and studied Broadcast Journalism at BCIT. In 2017 Jessica received a Wendy McDonald Award from the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade as a ‘Woman to Watch’ for her efforts to challenge the status quo and support gender diversity in the workplace.

You do not miss this timely session that could help your organization identify this risk and take action to prevent victims and irreparable brand damage.

Tools to help eliminate gender-based harassment in the workplace.

Registration & Tickets:  $50 per person

Date: November 19, 2019
Time: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Location: Fortius Sport & Health
3713 Kensington Ave, Burnaby, BC V5B 0A7


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