Have you ever found yourself witnessing harassment in public or at work, but not knowing how — or even if — you should respond? Have you been the target of harassment and wondered why no one came to your defence?

According to Wikipedia, the bystander effect, or bystander apathy, is a social psychological theory that states that individuals are less likely to offer help to a victim when there are other people present.

The NCR Region is proud to partner with Julie S Lalonde to provide its members a one-hour, interactive, virtual training to learn how to intervene when you see harassment happening.


Monday July 19, 2021 at 12:00 EST  - register here for French training.

Tuesday July 20, 2021 at 12:00 EST  - register here for English training.


During this family-oriented webinar, Julie will talk about what harassment looks like — from microaggressions to violence — and how Hollaback!’s 5D’s of bystander intervention can help: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct.

By the end of the webinar, we hope that members will have the tools and will feel empowered to intervene the next time they witness disrespect or harassment. 


Questions about the event can be sent to NCR Director Jennifer Carr at jcarr@pipsc.ca