OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 5, 2013) - The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) is working with researchers at Western University to launch a national survey gathering data about the impact that domestic violence has in the workplace. This pan-Canadian survey, the first of its kind, will provide made-in-Canada research to help unions, employers, advocates and governments develop good public policy as well as negotiate workplace supports.

CLC Executive Vice-President Barbara Byers and other spokespersons will introduce the survey at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, December 5th.

WHAT: Launch of Domestic Violence Survey
WHO: Barbara Byers, Executive-Vice President, Canadian Labour Congress
Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Barbara MacQuarrie, Community Director, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children, Western University
Lise Martin, Executive Director, Canadian Network of Women's Shelters and Transition Houses
WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2013
10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Charles Lynch Room, 130-S
Centre Block House of Commons
Ottawa, ON

Contact Information:

Vicky Smallman
CLC Women's & Human Rights Department
Cell: 613-866-8741