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User's Guide

Family Violence: It’s Your Business (A Workplace Toolkit) is intended to provide employers, unions and employees with information and resources for recognizing and responding to family violence situations that enter the workplace.

When family violence enters the work place, everyone feels the negative consequences. By taking action through policies, practices, public education and good corporate citizenship, your business will be modeling values that show concern and respect for the individual. By supporting employees dealing with the impacts of family violence in the work place, you will be creating a safe, respectful workplace. This will help promote a healthy work environment for everyone. Healthy work environments foster high employee morale and contribute to staff efficiency and productivity.

Depending on your workplace, you can use the Toolkit in various ways by incorporating appropriate elements into your own business or work environment as required. The Toolkit was created in a modular fashion. Some workplaces, such as those that have Employee Assistance Programs, may simply adapt existing policies or practices to include family violence sensitive provisions. Some may wish to focus on public education and staff training. Still others may choose to use all of the materials.

No matter how you use this Toolkit, we hope that it will contribute to a healthier, safer and more productive workplace.

For further information on the User’s Guide please download the booklet free of cost at the “Orders and Downloads” link on the left hand menu. You can use the information (fact sheets, posters and messages) in the toolkit; or, you can make use of the information directly from our Internet site at In either case, please contact us to share your success stories. We will post them on the web.