Respectful Workplaces – Is a Code of Conduct the Answer?

Workshops to build your HR capacity

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

FCJ Retreat & Conference Centre, 219-19th Avenue S.W.

9am – 12pm

CCVO members: $50

Non-members: $70

The International #MeToo movement against sexual harassment and assault is impacting workplaces across Canada, not just Hollywood and Capitol Hill. As local nonprofit organizations become attuned to this global discussion, the need to address respectful workplace policies becomes more apparent. Join this 3-hour session for an in-depth conversation for the nonprofit sector. How can we respond to the need for action to bring about long-lasting change, in a manner that ensures our directors, employees, volunteers, and other stakeholders understand what constitutes harassment and what to do if they experience it?

This workshop will outline the steps needed to address improper conduct. Three experts will share legal, human resource, and anti-sexual harassment insights to provide insights on how the nonprofit sector can do all we can to ensure our workplaces are respectful.




Speakers will include:

Rachel Ries

McCarthy Tetrault

Rachel assists employers with a variety of labour and employment issues, including wrongful dismissals, human rights, labour arbitrations, employment standards and workplace policies. Rachel received her JD from the University of Calgary in 2013. She was called to the Alberta bar in 2014. Rachel is a member of the Law Society of Alberta, the Canadian Bar Association and the Calgary Bar Association.

Janet Salopek

President & Senior Consultant
Salopek & Associates Ltd.

Janet leads a group of consultants across Canada who specialize in Human Resources, Strategy, and Board Governance. Salopek & Associates is the outsourced human resource department for many organizations who don’t need a full time human resource department and/or need help with their people programs. Janet Salopek is a Certified Human Resources Professional with 20 plus years’ experience, and a member of the Institute of Certified Directors and as such is a Board Director with ICD. D certification.
Janet is currently a Board Member for Tourism Calgary and an instructor at the University of Calgary. Janet has managed all aspects of Human Resources for both small and large organizations and is proud of the many partnerships Salopek & Associates has developed with non-profit organizations both in Calgary and across Canada.

James McAra

President & CEO
Calgary Food Bank

James is known for his long-standing passion to make Calgary an amazing place for everyone. As a community leader, builder, and advocate, James and his team work to create a hunger free Calgary. Food does have a role in addressing poverty and the root causes. By actively collaborating with many other community agencies, James’ view is to build and sustain a healthy community.

James joined the Calgary Food Bank in 2000 and became the CEO in 2007. Under his leadership, the Food Bank is recognized as one of the 100 Great Places to Work in Canada; a Recommended Charity by Charity Intelligence; an Alberta’s Best Workplace finalist for Health and Safety; and a consistently top-ranked Canadian charity by MoneySense magazine. As a well-known and respected member of Calgary’s not-for-profit community, James’ volunteer roles have included a continuum of service, from local to national.

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