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Not in Our Space!

not in our spaceAnnounced in early 2017 with full roll-out in the fall of 2017, Not in Our Space! is a national anti-harassment and respectful workplace collaboration campaign between Equity and PACT which seeks to ensure healthy and productive working conditions for all professionals working in live performance across the country.

PACT and Equity are committed to the pursuit of safe and respectful workspaces by promoting zero-tolerance for bullying and harassment in professional Canadian theatre. This collaboration fosters awareness of the issues through education and dialogue, providing support for those who have experienced or witnessed toxic behaviours in the workplace and providing the tools necessary to prevent bullying and harassment.

As PACT and Equity continue to work on this important issue, we ask that all live performance professionals stand together to speak out against harassment and champion positive change.

We are working together, dedicating energy to cultivating and supporting harassment-free live performance workspaces throughout Canada.

The Not in Our Space! initiative’s key objectives include:

  • Defining what harassment is (and is not) and aiding in the identification of different forms of harassment
  • Stopping harassment before it starts
  • Providing key educational and information materials to theatres and artists
  • Emphasizing collective responsibility by encouraging subjects as well as witnesses to come forward when they experience or observe harassment and bullying
  • Empowering action by individuals (see Equity Support Spectrum) through multiple reporting options, including easy access to and Equity support networks
  • Supporting theatres and management in fostering a culture of zero-teolerance as well and investigation support for company management
  • Delivering ongoing education and training by both PACT and Equity