Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (SHIW) Project

About the Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (SHIW) Project

Sexual harassment in the workplace is against the law. Did you know that 52% of women in the Canadian workforce report having experienced sexual harassment at work? This has to change. Click here to read more about what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace here.

The Sexual Harassment in the Workplace (SHIW) Project exists through funding from the Department of Justice Canada to address the persistent issue of sexual harassment in the workplace.

Through the SHIW Project, legal clinics throughout Ontario are working to reduce sexual harassment in the workplace and improve access to justice.

Our Goals

The goals of the SHIW Project are:

  1. Awareness
  2. Education
  3. Advice


We will increase public awareness and knowledge around sexual harassment in the workplace. One way we will do this is through our social media accounts. Follow us on social media to learn more.


We will also provide virtual and in-person public legal education workshops to employees and various community organizations, regarding sexual harassment in the workplace – focusing on precarious workers, young workers, newcomers, women working in non-traditional fields, vulnerable employees and low income workers.

We can design a workshop to meet your needs. We will help you better understand what constitutes sexual harassment, how to best deal with complaints of sexual harassment and what to do if you have been sexually harassed at work.

If you would like to request a presentation, workshop, or training session for your organization, to get more information about the project or to access these services contact Ashley Schuitema by phone at 519-743-0254 or by email at [email protected].


As well, we will provide free legal information and advice to individuals on sexual harassment in the workplace, including information and advice on human rights and other employment rights. We can answer questions, give legal advice and, in some cases, represent you at court or a tribunal. If we can’t help, we will try to refer you to someone who can.

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