SafetyNet aims to ensure that the workplace is a safe and supportive environment where employees can learn about relationship violence and how they can seek assistance if they wish. SafetyNet is funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
On January 27, 2005, Nipissing Transition House launched SafetyNet 2005, a shelter initiative designed to guide employers in responding to relationship violence as it impacts the workplace. A large part of the SafetyNet initiative includes providing direct access to information and resources for women.
Many women fleeing abuse are isolated from supports by their abusers and have difficulty finding private and safe opportunities to attain information regarding their safety and situation. SafetyNet addresses this concern, in part, through its sticker campaign. Employers are provided with stickers containing needed information to be adhered to the back of female employee washroom doors or individual stall(s), to ensure privacy. The sticker campaign is accompanied by a Supervisor’s Tool Kit equipped with posters, pamphlets, stickers and community resource cards. The Supervisor’s Tool Kit contains information and resources to educate an entire workplace and provided them with the opportunity to gain understanding and awareness around the issue of relationship violence.
This program is currently under re-development but much of the information is still available.