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Respectful Workplace Training for Film Workers

July 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm


With Natasha Tony of local IATSE 891

Red River College’s Princess Street Campus | Room P107 

Registration – $25

* * * Free for IATSE 856 & IATSE 669 members, ACTRA MB members, and DGC MB members. * * * 

About the workshop
Respectful Workplace Training for Film Workers is designed specifically for the film industry. This course examines acceptable and unacceptable workplace behaviours, including those that are considered bullying and harassment.

Using the Occupational Health & Safety lens, this day long course identifies the responsibilities of employers, supervisors, and workers with regard to prevention and response, and provides practical strategies to improve communication and create a positive workplace environment.

  • Increase participants’ understanding of discrimination, bullying and harassment in the workplace.
  • Exploration of Cultural Sensitivity.
  • Explore relevant laws, WCB policies, the union’s collective agreement and employer’s policies to prevent and deal with discrimination, bullying and harassment.
  • Provide tools and examples of best practices for responding to bullying and harassment.
  • Our legal duties under the Workers Compensation Act
  • Recognizing the potential for workplace bullying and harassment
  • The legal duties of employers, workers, and supervisors for preventing and responding to workplace bullying and harassment
  • Reporting procedures
  • Dealing with incidents or complaints, including investigations
  • What co-workers can do to stop bullying and harassment
  • Understanding how you & others deal with conflict in the workplace


About the Instructor:

Natasha Tony works in Vancouver BC as an Assistant Steward for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891. IATSE 891 represents workers in the motion picture industry; Natasha specializes in conflict resolution and labour relations.

Building on the skills she has learned studying mediation, negotiation and coaching at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Natasha has developed and presented workshops and master classes for the BC Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress, BC Government and Employees Union, BC Teachers’ Federation, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, United Food and Commercial Workers, Women in Film & TV – Halifax, Directors Guild, various IATSE locals and Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW).

Some of Natasha’s foundation workshops are; Building Inclusive Organizations, Facilitating Conversations on Equity & Inclusion, Anti-oppression Training for Facilitators, Conflict Management for Film & Stage Workers, Shop Steward Training and Anti-Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace.

In addition to designing and facilitating workshops Natasha also enjoys guest speaking in Canada and the US on activism, equity and inclusion. A committee member on the BC Federation of Labour’s, Women’s Rights and Human Rights committees she is also the Chair of IATSE Local 891’s Women’s Committee.






Film Training Manitoba Course Registration Policy

  • Participants must be 18 years of age or older to register and attend the course.
  • Participants must register in advance of the course. No drop-ins.
  • Registration is on a first come, first served basis – unless otherwise specified. Enrollment may be limited.
  • Registration for all courses, including weekend workshops, must be done between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays).
  • All registrations must be received and confirmed in-person or by telephone with an FTM staff member during office hours.
  • We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.
  • Payment in full is required to secure a spot in an FTM course.



Course Registration

Registration can be done in one of two ways:

In Person – cash, cheque, VISA and MasterCard, and debit are accepted. (Please make cheques payable to Film

Training Manitoba.) Our offices are located at 100 – 62 Albert Street, in Winnipeg’s Exchange District. We are open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.


By Phone – VISA and MasterCard (credit & debit) only. Registrations are accepted via the main line at 204-989-9669. *We do not confirm or accept registrations via email.


Cancellation Policy


  • Participants must cancel up to 4 full business days prior to the course start date to receive an 80% refund.
  • No refund will be given to participants who cancel within 4 full business days before the course start date, or if they do not attend the course.
  • Film Training Manitoba reserves the right to cancel, or postpone, any course where a minimum registration level has not been met. Participants registered for a course that is canceled will receive a full refund.



Breaks and refreshments


Breakfast will be coffee and snacks. A lunch will also be provided.



Film Training Manitoba’s workshop training program is generously funded by the provincial government department of Jobs and the Economy.


July 8, 2017
10:00 am - 6:00 pm