Actsafe Injury Prevention Week is back September 20–24, and this year we are focusing on Respectful Workplaces.

What is a respectful workplace? How can we work together to ensure that everyone who works on a production is treated fairly?

Throughout AIP Week, we will be bringing awareness to the challenges that workplaces have in creating a respectful workplace and working together to ensure diversity, inclusion, and respect are achieved in the arts and entertainment industries.

This year’s AIP Week will include webinars, resources, and activities. Plus, our Safety Café will be back on the road visiting productions for coffee, cookies, and conversation!

Respectable Workplaces - Injury Prevention Week 2021


The Actsafe Safety Café will be hitting the road throughout AIP Week. Come join us at one of the following locations to network, engage, and enjoy some complimentary coffee while discussing respectful workplaces.

Check out our calendar for more info on date and times:

Location Date Time Add to Calendar
Vancouver Film Studios
September 20, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm
North Shore Studios
September 21, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm
Granville Island
September 22, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm
Martini Film Studios
September 23, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm
Bridge Studios
September 24, 2021
11:00am - 2:00pm

Webinars & Courses

This AIP Week we are bringing some free webinars and courses about respectful workplaces your way: 

AIP Week What Would Don Do? Sep 22nd 10-11:30am

What Would Don Do? Live from Arts Umbrella

with Don Parman & Will Heller

Join Don Parman, Manager of Performing Arts and Live Events, and his co-host Will Heller, Safety Advisor for Performing Arts and Live Events, where they will be discussing respectful workplaces, with special guest Grégoire Gagnon, Cultural Human Resources Council.

What is the connection between inclusive and psychologically safe workplaces and respectful workplaces?

with Alden E. Habacon

Is it possible to be fully respected and still not feel included?

More specifically, is it possible to have a “respectful workplace” that is still unsafe psychologically for racialized and Indigenous People? This engaging conversation will address these salient questions, and examine the interconnections between workplace efforts towards inclusivity, psychological health and safety and respect. Strategist and facilitator, Alden E. Habacon, will share a technical understanding of when people actually feel included and explore how workplaces in BC are addressing discrimination as a health and safety issue.

AIP Week with Alden E. Habacon
AIP Week Cultural Human Resources Council Sep 24th 9am-1pm

Respectful Workplaces in the Arts

with Grégoire Gagnon, Cultural Human Resources Council

Canadian Heritage and AIP Week Knowledge Partner CHRC are offering this free Respectful Workplaces in the Arts workshop to encourage better workplace practices and behaviours. The workshop covers information on Provincial legislation, definitions of harassment and bullying as well as case studies to navigate the complexities of problematic situations. These workshops are not legal nor therapy clinics, they are conversations facilitated by experienced cultural sector leaders. Resources are discussed to help individuals and organizations towards contributing to better work environments and/or to develop their own policies/codes of conduct.

Understanding Conflict in the Workplace

presented by Work Wellness Institute

Brought to you for free by our AIP Week knowledge partner, Work Wellness InstituteUnderstanding Conflict in the Workplace will focus on understanding conflict and its impacts in the workplace while exploring individual actions and behaviours for responding to conflict. This course is not about solving conflict, but rather, highlights the need to understand the source and underlying factors of conflict thoroughly before engaging in resolution activities. Attempting to solve a problem before understanding the cause of conflict poses risks, including acting too quickly, resulting in ineffective or temporary resolution. 

Click the link below to gain free access to these accredited resources:

AIP Week Work Wellness Institute until Sep 30th
AIP Week Work Wellness Institute until Sep 30th

Improving Communication in the Workplace

presented by Work Wellness Institute

Brought to you for free by our AIP Week knowledge partner, Work Wellness Institute, Improving Communication in the Workplace, will focus on the effectiveness of evidence-based leadership communication methods and processes to mitigate psychosocial hazards in the workplace and influence organizational performance.  

The World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018 states, “Emotional intelligence, leadership and social influence as well as service orientation also see an outsized increase in demand relative to their current prominence.” This course focuses on equipping leaders with the core skills to connect and engage teams and individual team members. 

Click the link below to gain free access to these accredited resources:

Previous Injury Prevention Week Themes:

‘Back Here, Safety Matters’ – 2018

‘Prevention Through Orientation’ – 2019

‘MIND Your Health, Mental Health Awareness’ – 2020