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Harassment and Violence Prevention for Designated Recipients and Employers (W103)


Type: Online
Duration: 01:00 hours
Status: Active

Employers and designated recipients in the federal jurisdiction are expected to understand their responsibilities regarding the prevention of harassment and violence in their places of work. This online self-paced course focuses on the roles and duties of designated recipients and employer representatives under the Canada Labour Code, Part II, and the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention Regulations. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to develop an employer policy, investigate and resolve incidents in the work place, and evaluate harassment and violence prevention programs.

Topics include:

  • clarifying the roles of designated recipients and employer representatives
  • identifying the applicable legislation for harassment and violence prevention
  • applying effective discussion techniques
  • exchanging information before, during and after an investigation
  • reviewing prevention and protection measures, including program monitoring, reporting and evaluating


This course is designed for designated recipients and employer representatives who have successfully completed the courses Harassment and Violence Prevention for Employees (W101) and Harassment and Violence Prevention for Managers and Committees/Representatives (W102).

Consult the Work Place Harassment and Violence Prevention learning path for additional information on this subject. Supporting material such as case studies and other complementary resources can be found on the Harassment and Violence Prevention open learning platform page.

To obtain a certification of completion, participants must complete the course and attain a passing mark of 80% on the final quiz. If 80% is not obtained within a maximum of three attempts, participants will need to manually unregister from the course and re-register to restart the course from the beginning.



Eligible learners who wish to obtain a certificate of completion for this course must register using their GCcampus account. All other learners can register for a fee through the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety.


The case studies used in this course include scenarios of domestic violence and workplace harassment and violence that some learners may find upsetting. If you need to skip one or more of these case studies, you are free to do so.

Participants are encouraged to complete this course at a time and place that feels right, and to take breaks when needed. If you require support as you work through the material, please reach out to someone you trust and/or speak with your manager if you feel you cannot complete this course.

If at any time you feel that these scenarios seem familiar or are similar to what you are experiencing, reach out for help by contacting the family violence resources and services in your area or your organizational Employee Assistance Program. If ever you feel there is an imminent or serious threat to your life or to your health, call 9-1-1.

Related topics

Workplace management

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More about this course
  • Topics: Workplace management
  • Community: Employees
  • Business line: Respectful and Inclusive Workplace
  • Provider: Government of Canada

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