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WGC Harassment Policy

December 12, 2017

The Writers Guild of Canada does not tolerate harassment of our members. It’s more than sexual harassment alone — harassment includes discrimination, bullying, or violence. In order to formalize the Guild’s position, the WGC council has officially adopted the following procedural policy should an instance of harassment occur. If you, as a WGC member, have experienced harassment we want you to feel welcome to come to us, knowing that your Guild will listen, take your concerns very seriously, and guarantee confidentiality. 
 
Harassment Procedure
 
If you experience harassment and choose to report this experience to the Guild, please do so by contacting WGC Executive Director Maureen Parker. You can reach her by email at m.parker@wgc.ca or leave a confidential message at 416-979-7907 extension 5223. Ms. Parker will review options available to you. Should you wish to take action the WGC will need your consent first. The Guild ensures that your anonymity will be protected if your harasser is contacted. A formal grievance may be filed against the harasser, but again, only with the member’s consent. Finally, any decisions regarding actions taken against a harasser will be made on a case-by-case basis. 
 
Share Your Stories, a WGC Initiative 
 
The WGC invites members to share experiences of harassment with the Guild. Please do so by emailing WGC President Jill Golick, j.golick@wgc.ca. It is the Guild’s intention to ultimately share such stories, anonymously, with the membership, and for educational purposes within the industry. However, be assured that your story will not be used without your consent.
 



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