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Hello, we are inviting you to participate in a research project aimed at evaluating the effectiveness of amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA) regarding employers’ obligation to prevent workplace harassment.


OBJECTIVE. Our objective is to determine your current perceptions regarding the effectiveness of the changes made to the Ontario OHSA, with a particular focus, but not exclusive, on their impact on women. By gathering information through your participation, we aim to provide an accurate, objective and comprehensive representation of the mechanisms in place to prevent workplace harassment and the specific training provided to address psychological, discriminatory or sexual harassment.


CONFIDENTIALITY. Your answers are anonymous and will remain confidential. Rest assured that the answers provided in this questionnaire will never be communicated to your employer. Your employer will have no access to the answers provided. The overall results of this study will be made public, but individual responses will not be identified. The data will be retained for a period of 10 years and will be destroyed following recognized procedures for handling this type of data. For control and verification purposes, authorized UQO personnel may have access to

the data collected for this project, in accordance with the Règlement relatif à l'utilisation des ressources informatiques et des télécommunications.


DISSEMINATION. The results of this study will be communicated through established academic channels, including conference presentations at scientific congresses and publication of articles in academic journals. Additionally, the data collected in this project may be utilized for secondary purposes to support the continuation of work initiated by members of the research team.


RESOURCES. Some of the questions may make you feel uncomfortable. If this is the case, you can: 1) talk to your family doctor, 2) call the help line (Crisis Services Canada) at 833-456-4566, 3) text WELLNESS to: 741741 or 4) visit the Government of Canada portal to find mental health resources in your community: www.ementalhealth.ca.


BENEFITS. Participating in this study contributes to greater recognition of your work and will assist us in gaining a better understanding of how to support and protect you. Your participation is therefore important.


PARTICIPATION. This study requires you to complete a questionnaire that should take a maximum of 25 minutes. Your participation in this study is free and voluntary. You have the right to withdraw from the study at any time.


CONTACTS. If you have any questions about this research project, please contact Diane Gagné, PhD, professor at UQTR, at diane.gagne@uqtr.ca. If you have any questions or would like to receive a paper version of the newsletter and/or questionnaire, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at projetharcelement808@gmail.com.


CONSENT. By clicking on "I accept" you acknowledge that:


1) Your participation is voluntary;

2) You are at least 18 years old;

3) You are aware that you may choose to end your participation in this study at any time, for any reason.

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