Our Mandate and Our Philosophy
We believe the first steps to enhancing psychological safety in the workplace is to build knowledge, stimulate open discussions, and teach about the signs, tactics, profiles, prevalence, and causes of harassment and bullying. Workers need to have an understanding and language to identify what is happening to them, and Employers need tools to address it. With information and tools, leaders and employees can prevent and/or intervene earlier before any harm has occurred. Harassment and bullying can take a person’s self-confidence and voice away leaving them feeling hopeless. ABRC offers support and resources to employers, and employees impacted by harassment and bullying. This includes those who are identified for acting out with harassing or bullying behaviours.
Workplace bullying is most often an insidious form of abuse taking place behind closed doors. When witnesses fear coming forward, employers, human rights commissions, unions, and insurance companies, including WCB, struggle to support those who are harmed.
Very few complaints are filed and/or accepted, when a bystander stays silent. Dissuasive statements e.g. ‘just stay under the radar’, ‘stop being so sensitive’, or ‘it’s just a personality conflict’, are avoidance statements which protect those who are offending employees rather than those who are being harmed.
ABRC’s collaborates with other professions to provide a wide range of diverse training, resources, and specialized services for employers and employees. We wish to fill many gaps that exists in Alberta resources for those affected by bullying.
At ABRC our philosophy is simple; all voices will be heard. No matter how complicated, intense, confusing or hopeless a situation may feel, we are here to support the Employer, and/or the Employee through it.
- Increase awareness and provide you with prevention techniques.
- See our list of training / workshops
- We work with Leaders, Employees impacted by harassment and bullying, and those who may be concerned or identified through investigation, for acting out with harassing or bullying behaviours.
- Offers a variety of supports to all professions.
- See our list of Coach/Counselling and Advocacy Resources
Each case of workplace harassment/bullying will be unique to each Employer and the Employees involved. We offer a holistic needs assessment to determine best practices and ‘action plan’. Workplace harassment and or bullying is often complex and multi-layered. There is no such thing as a one size fits all explanation or solution for cases of bullying.
Please contact us for a more individualized consultation at 780-965-7480
The information provided on this web site is selected and designed by a variety of professionals including social workers, psychologists, youth workers, journalists, coaches, teachers, leadership experts, and more. Contact ABRC for professionals who are experienced, trained, and skilled at approaching these complex dynamics.
Thank you, Linda Crockett