OPTIMIZING A POSITIVE WORK ENVIRONMENT

Last updated: May 5, 2017

The information below will direct you to policies regarding professional behaviour, harassment, and related support resources that are provided by the various medical faculties in Canada.

University of British Columbia

  • Policy and Process to Address Unprofessional Behavior (Including Harassment & Intimidation) in the Faculty of Medicine

    This policy provides a fair complaint resolution process that assures the rights of both the complainant and the respondent to dignity, safety and confidentiality.

  • Equity & Professionalism

    The Executive Associate Dean, Clinical Partnerships and Professionalism, is available to support and advise faculty members, medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows.

  • Mistreatment Help

    The Faculties of Medicine and Dentistry are committed to creating a learning and work environment conducive to optimal education, research, and clinical care.

University of Alberta

  • Discrimination, Harassment and Duty to Accommodate Policy

    This policy is intended to foster and protect a respectful environment for work, study, and living that supports the dignity and equality of all members of the University of Alberta

  • Learner Advocacy & Wellness

    ​The Office of Learner Advocacy & Wellness (LAW) in the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry looks after issues pertaining to the health and well-being of learners.

  • The Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights (OSDHR)

    The Office of Safe Disclosure and Human Rights (OSDHR) is responsible for promoting positive human rights practices on campus through education and awareness.

University of Calgary

  • Harassment Policy

    This policy is designed to provide a respectful, safe and supportive learning, working and living environment in which there is respect for the dignity of all, fair treatment of individuals and an environment free of Harassment.

  • Equity and Professionalism Office

    The Equity and Professionalism Office (EPO) supports the Cumming School of Medicine in promoting a culture of respect and professionalism.

University of Saskatchewan

  • PGME Discrimination and Harassment Guidelines
    Intimidation, discrimination and harassment are prohibited and will not be tolerated in PGME learning environments.

  • University of Saskatchewan Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy

    This policy helps provide students and employees with a positive environment for working and learning that is free of discrimination and harassment, and which complies with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Code and with the Saskatchewan Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations.

University of Manitoba

  • Policy for Prevention of Learner Mistreatment

    This policy is designed to assure a safe, respectful and supportive learning environment in which all members are enabled and encouraged to excel.

  • Respectful Work and Learning Environment

    The University does not condone behaviour that is likely to undermine the dignity, self-esteem or productivity of any of its members and prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment whether it occurs on University property or in conjunction with University-related activities.

  • The Office of Professionalism

    The Office of Professionalism is available to all faculty and learners within the College of Medicine through a variety of proactive and reactive activities.

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

  • Postgraduate Education Intimidation, Harassment, Discrimination and Violence, Policy and Procedure

    This policy is designed to provide a learning atmosphere of inclusiveness, responsiveness, understanding and respect for the dignity and worth of every person in order to create the best possible environment for working, learning and research. This includes an environment that is free from intimidation, harassment, discrimination or violence.

  • Discrimination and Harassment Policy

    This policy is designed to create a climate of inclusiveness, responsiveness, understanding and respect for the dignity and worth of every person in order to create the best possible environment for working, learning and research.

  • Learner Safety at NOSM

    The information on this page provides contact information and links to resources that will assist learners regarding campus safety.

Western University

  • Non-Discrimination/Harassment Policy

    The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry adheres to policies related to discrimination and harassment developed at Western University.

  • Learner Equity & Wellness

    The Learner Equity & Wellness Office works in partnership with Western University’s Equity & Human Rights Office as well as other related offices to address learner concerns about harassment and mistreatment.

McMaster University

  • Support Systems for Postgraduate Medical Trainees

    The Support Systems for Postgraduate Medical Trainees booklet was created to detail the various support mechanisms available to trainees through McMaster University, various professional organizations and in the community.

  • Trainee Well Being

    This page provides resources, including both campus and community support, to postgraduate medical trainees at McMaster University.

University of Toronto

  • Guidelines for Addressing Intimidation, Harassment and Other Kinds of Unprofessional or Disruptive Behaviour in Postgraduate Medical Education

    These guidelines prohibit discrimination, harassment and unprofessional behaviour in the learning environment and provide the assurance that the Faculty will respond when that environment is compromised.

  • Urgent Advice for PGME Trainees

    This page provides a quick reference for postgraduate medical trainees at the University of Toronto who find themselves in urgent situations of various kinds.

Queen’s University

  • Resident Intimidation and Harassment Policy

    This policy supports an environment in which residents in the training system will be able to address issues of intimidation and harassment openly.

  • Resident Health and Wellness

    Residents are encouraged to approach their program director, faculty advisor, the Director of Resident Affairs, or the PGME Dean at the first sign of any difficulty so that we can help you access whatever assistance they feel might be helpful or make adjustments to their program to improve their situation.

University of Ottawa

  • Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination

    The University is committed to maintaining a learning and work environment that promotes the understanding and respect for dignity of the person as part of the University community and one that is free from harassment and discrimination.

  • Faculty of Medicine Professionalism

    The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa aims to support and develop the leaders who improve the health of Canadians and communities worldwide.

  • Reporting Form

    This reporting form can be used to report unprofessional conduct as well as to tell us about anyone who deserves accolades.

  • Human Rights Office – Harassment and discrimination

    The Human Rights Office serves University of Ottawa students, support staff and faculty. It handles complaints of discrimination and harassment under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Occupational Health and Safety Act, with full impartiality.

Dalhousie University

  • Personal Harassment Policy for Medical Students and Residents

    This policy is a commitment to providing students and residents with a learning environment that is free of harassment. All students, residents, faculty and staff within the Faculty of Medicine share responsibility for establishing and maintaining a climate of respect and for taking appropriate steps to seek advice and/or address harassment when it occurs.

  • Intimidation & Harassment

    Trust, respect, fairness and a spirit of collegiality between faculty and residents at Dalhousie is essential for creating the best possible environment for learning.

Memorial University

  • Respectful Learning Environment for Medical Education

    This policy outlines the expectations, guidelines, and processes that are intended to support individuals and sustain a respectful learning environment free from intimidation and harassment in Undergraduate Medical Education and Postgraduate Medical Education.

  • Resident Mistreatment

    This policy and procedure is applicable to both undergraduate and postgraduate medical education students, and aims to ensure all learners are treated with respect in an accepting environment.