The Change You Want to See

September 30, 2021

Results of the first-ever survey
of workplace sexual harassment
in the Canadian performing arts,
film, and television industries

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:

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Workplace sexual harassment is widespread in the Canadian performing arts.

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After reporting, retaliations happen often. 

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The workers' mental health has suffered tremendously.

 

Spotlight Reports

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Key Findings

Results of the first-ever survey
of workplace sexual harassment
in the Canadian performing arts,
film, and television industries

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 The Aftermath
 

Reporting, Supports for Survivors, and Who Caused Harm Related to Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canadian Performing Arts, Film, and Television Industries

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The Status

Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canadian Performing Arts, Film, and Television Industries

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The Field: In Survivor's Words

Analysis of Respondents’ Written-In Suggestions Regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canadian Performing Arts, Film, and Television Industries

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The Toll

Impacts on Survivors of Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canadian Performing Arts, Film, and Television Industries

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The Future

Changes that Arts Workers Want to See
Regarding Workplace Sexual Harassment in Canadian Performing Arts, Film, and Television Industries

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