As an employer, the Métis Nation of Ontario is committed to providing a work environment in which all employees are treated with respect and dignity. Over the past 18 months, we have consulted widely with employees about their level of engagement and satisfaction, and about our workplace policies and practices. The feedback we heard from employees has been, and continues to be, reflected in how we work, including how we support a positive and inclusive workplace culture.
The Métis Nation of Ontario does not condone workplace harassment or violence of any kind. We take all necessary and reasonable steps to meet our obligations under our policies and Ontario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act. Beyond our basic obligations, workplace harassment and violence is not culturally acceptable to us and does not align with who we are, or who we want to be. Our Statement of Prime Purpose states: The strength of our society is based on democracy, freedom, fairness, equality, generosity, justice and the customary and written law of our people. Above all, we cherish harmony and peace.
To be clear, workplace harassment or violence is not tolerated in the workplace, or at work-related activities or events that occur outside the workplace. We have a proactive and effective policy in place to prevent workplace harassment and violence, and when it does occur, we take action. We are proud of this.
For more information, the full policy on Prevention of Workplace Harassment and Violence, Policy 3.030, can be found on the MNO’s website.
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