In collaboration with the High Commission of Canada, our second GenSafe Workplaces Specialist Series on  Tuesday 19 January 2021 featured three renowned experts. Dr Katreena Scott, Professor at Western University and the Canada Research Chair in Family Violence Prevention and Intervention.

Dr Scott is also the Lead Program Developer of Caring Dads (Canada). Our second speaker is Ms Barbara MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children, Faculty of Education, Western University (Canada). Our third speaker is Dr Razwana Begum, the Head of Public Safety & Security Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Dr Scott and Ms MacQuarrie shared, from Canada’s view point, best practices and strategies which organisations can adopt on how to respond and effectively manage employees who may be perpetrators of domestic violence. This was followed by a presentation by Dr Begum on how to support your impacted employees to seek help and break the cycle of perpetration of violence based on her extensive experience of the Singapore Criminal Justice and Protection systems.

We look forward to conducting more GenSafe Workplaces Specialist Series webinar sessions on specialist topics such as employment law, communication and support strategies in March 2021!

If you would like to revisit our past webinars, you can enrol directly at our knowledge centre under the GenSafe Workplaces programme to have access to our resources. Instructions can be found here.