About the survey
Over 1,100 artists and arts workers told us about their experiences and the change that they want to see regarding workplace sexual harassment in Canadian performing arts, film, and television industries, based on the first-ever Canadian survey on this topic in this sector.
Because the sample was not random, we know that survey respondents might not be representative of all workers in these industries (often referred to as “the sector” in this report). The strength of the non-random approach is that 1,102 people chose to tell us their stories. We are astounded by the overall number of responses and are incredibly grateful to each respondent.
We are stunned by what people told us.
Three key findings from the survey are:
Workplace sexual harassment is widespread in the Canadian performing arts.
After reporting, retaliations happen often.
The workers' mental health has suffered tremendously.
For more information contact Research & Training Director, Kate Cornell at kate[at]aftermetoo.com
“The industry is set up to see performers as disposable, instead of valued collaborators. This needs to change.” - Survey Respondent