An innovative training and awareness program – It’s Your Shift will support the hospitality industry in becoming a leader for the prevention of sexual harassment and violence and for creating a safe and welcoming work environment  

Did you know that less than 10% of sexual assaults in Canada are reported to police?

Harassment is present in every industry and the hospitality industry is not immune to it. It is a sector that is people-oriented and is comprised of businesses, including restaurants, bars and hotels where the environment and shift work schedules can put workers at increased risk.  
It’s time to SHIFT the thinking and culture that enables sexual harassment.

It’s Your Shift was developed by the Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) in partnership with the Ontario Tourism Education Corporation (OTEC) and Tourism HR Canada (THRC). This exclusive hospitality training program consists of five online learning modules and includes case studies on successful industry practices. Frontline and management teams will be equipped with the knowledge and up to date resources they need to implement safe intervention practices.  


About The Program:

Make The Shift:This module will introduce why sexual harassment and violence is harmful and what you as an employee can do about it. It further outlines the key steps to becoming a SHIFT Champion by exploring the SHIFT model.

Own The Shift and Recognize:  In this module, you will explore inappropriate, sexually-charged behaviour in the hospitality workplace.  You will learn how to tell if a specific behaviour is inappropriate, as well as how to recognize if the behaviour is unwelcome

Own The Shift and Respond: In this module, you’ll have a chance to think about what to do if you see something that isn’t right. This module will focus on ways to intervene safely and effectively.

Own The Shift and Reduce:This module is about the bigger picture – what you can do to reduce the likelihood of sexually charged, inappropriate and/or illegal behaviour from happening at work in the first place.

Lead The Shift: In this module you will learn why sexual harassment and violence is harmful to your organization and what you as an employer can do about it. It further outlines the key steps to becoming a SHIFT Leader by exploring the SHIFT model to help support the shift in culture to a workplace of zero tolerance of sexual harassment. Lead the Shift is intended for hospitality managers and owner operators.







To receive more information and to bring the It’s Your Shift program to your workplace contact:

Kim Marshall
Director, Projects & Strategic Initiatives
416.622.1975 ext. 226