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Success Stories

A Workplace Toolkit -Checklist!

This A Workplace Toolkit Checklist” has been designed to allow an easy allotment of time
for this project. 

We understand your time restrictions and respect your priorities. So with that in mind we offer
this Checklist. This can be done for 15 minutes a day two or three times a week. However, it is
up to you how you distribute it and what time you allot to it.

We hope you find this tool as useful and insightful as we hope it to be. Remember
we're with you all the way!

For further information on the Checklist please download a copy free of cost at the “Orders and
Downloads” link on the left hand menu. You can use the information (fact sheets, posters and
messages) in the toolkit; or, you can make use of the information directly from our Internet site
at www.toolkitnb.ca. In either case, please contact us to share your success stories.
We will post them on the web.

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Week 1: Introduction.

Create awareness of the issue.

  • Put up posters.
  • Order bookmarks online. www.toolkitnb.ca
  • Distribute bookmarks.
  • Email an introductory note/letter explaining the program and duration there of.
  • Email us and request a presentation at on our website. www.toolkitnb.ca

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Week 2: Identification.

It is important to provide an overview of family violence and some definitions.

  • Download and make available fact sheet 1 “What is Family Violence” to employees.
  • Read Fact Sheet 2 “ Why Employers Should Care About Family Violence” 

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Week 3: Take Part.

  • So what can We All Do?
  • As an activity ask employees to email suggestions as to what anyone can do to create awareness of the issue.  Create a suggestion box or simply through email and ask for their opinions.
  • Vote on one activity and carry it out.

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Week 4: The Effects. 

The Impact of Family Violence.

  • Download and make available to employees (via email or hard copy distribution)Fact Sheet 3 “Some Impacts of Family Violence on the Workplace”
  • Download and make available to employees (via email or hard copy distribution) Fact Sheet 4 “Family Violence and the Law.”

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Week 5: Knowledge is Power!

  • Ask your employees to go to “Orders and Downloads” on the website, download “Family Violence Services and Resources” and ask everyone to print it out and make it part of their phone book, highlighting the phone numbers and resources that are applicable to them (i.e. The ones found in the city that you are in).
  • Or, simply print out and make available a central copy that is accessible to all employees.
  • Direct them to visit the website and get better acquainted with it.

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Week 6: Policies, Practices and Programs.

  • Download and make available to employees (via email or hard copy distribution) Fact Sheet 5 “Supportive Workplace Policies, Practices and Programs”
  • Download and make available to employees (via email or hard copy distribution) Fact Sheet 6 “Creating a Positive Workplace”

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Week 7: What are your policies?

  • Do your worker’s know your policies in regards to Family Violence in the Workplace? If not, inform them about it.
  • If you don’t have any, ask for suggestions, or design one that you can appropriate. Focus on just one. This will make the task easier and you can incorporate more later on.

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Week 8: A Positive Environment.

  • Boost Employee Morale and Reduce Stress!!
    Help create a positive workplace and improve employee morale, for example, by:
            Offering wellness and stress reduction initiatives, such as yoga classes.
            Encouraging physical activity such as noon hour walks or exercise classes;
            Supporting employee appreciation initiatives.
  • Or simply provide information of these activities in your area.

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Week 9:  Get Involved.

  • Download and make available to employees (via email or hard copy distribution) Fact Sheet 7 “Being a Good Corporate Citizen”
  • Invite noon hour speakers such as police officers or other professionals and publicize these “lunch & learn” or “brown-bag lunch” discussion sessions.

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Week 10: Maintain a Positive Environment.

  • Take a Friday afternoon and have a team building event like a potluck.
  • During the afternoon form groups to allow them to make a display of how and what impacted them about the program.
  • Have some discussion in relation to the topic.
  • Provide them with a game (Bingo etc) that deals with the issue. (Request from us through the website) www.toolkitnb.ca

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Week 11: A Challenge for Everyone.

  • Challenge co workers to email the one thing that impacted them the most to co workers /friends/family and us www.toolkitnb.ca.
  • Post posters in new places suggested by co workers.
  • Post a list of family violence community resources, such as service agencies, phone numbers and addresses in safe spaces, such as the washroom or cafeteria.

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Week 12: Your Challenge.

·         Encourage your participants to email you with some feedback. Was this useful? Did you find it insightful? What could be ameliorated? Etc.

·         Send us your comments and tell us about their stories. You will be able to view these and others’ comments on our website at

·         Thank you for your participation!

·         We Hope this material was useful to you!!!

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