LSN Virtual PD events (Oct 23-24) - Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Violence

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Violence

Working together to support a safe and healthy workplace

With generous funding from the Department of Justice Canada, the LSN is pleased to offer to its members & friends of the LSN  virtual training on the prevention of workplace harassment and violence in Nunavut.

Who and what is this training for?

This training is being offered primarily to train members on workplace harassment and violence to support safe and healthy workplaces in Nunavut.  This training, comprised of two components, will be recognized by the LSN towards the fulfillment of the membership’s CPD hours.  Members can sign up for one or both training sessions.

This training is also offered as part of an access to justice project to deliver public legal education and information (PLEI) workshops and pro bono legal advice during visits to communities in all three regions of Nunavut. These community visits will be conducted by traveling teams of at least one lawyer and an Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit advisor. We also look forward to welcoming law students from the Nunavut Law School Program to join the travelling team. The community visits are only open to resident members until March 31, 2020, due to restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

What will be covered during the training?

Members are welcome to attend one or both training sessions, although resident members who are interested in participating in the delivery of PLEI workshops and pro bono legal advice during the community visits are strongly encouraged to attend both training sessions.

The legal component (Friday, October 23, 2020, 12:30-3:00PM Eastern Time) will be delivered by Odessa O’Dell, associate lawyer at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP.

  • This portion will cover employment law and standards relating to harassment and violence in the workplace, as well as human rights considerations. For resident members interested in taking part in the delivery of PLEI workshops and pro bono legal advice events during the community visits, the last portion of this session will provide further information about the community visits, including an overview of the workshop manual by LSN Member, Priscilla Ferrazzi, and an overview by Nadine Crossland, from Lichen Consulting, of the evaluation tools that will be provided to the lawyers.

The trauma-informed approaches to practicing, based on Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit principles (Saturday, October 24, 2020, 10:00AM-3:00PM Eastern Time) will be delivered by Ilinniapaa Skills Development Centre.

  • This training will equip members with a better understanding of Inuit Societal Values and concepts of cultural competence and cultural safety.


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