The #momentsmatter initiative was started by the Association of Alberta Sexual Assault Services. Kristine Cassie, the CEO for the Chinook Sexual Assault Centre in Lethbridge, says the program will help to deal with sexual harassment in the workplace.
“We do know that through studies that have been done that sexual harassment is something that still exists, and is rarely reported on. Much like sexual violence is rarely reported on in our society. This is a way to mobilize employment places, and to actually look at the positive things that they are doing. It increases communication, and creates that feeling of safety and security for workers.”
The final stages of the curriculum are being worked on.
“We have over 50 employers who have already signed up throughout the province. We’d love for people to join the movement,” states Cassie.
Cassie hopes that the initiative continues and evolves into something like the #IBelieveYou campaign, where people support victims of sexual assault.
For more information on the campaign you can visit https://momentsmatter.info/about