Canadian Red Cross


In accordance with provincial/territorial public health authorities, in-person training options are now available in certain jurisdictions. Red Cross Training Partners will adopt safe classroom protocols to promote the safety of all participants. Please check for online and blended delivery options as well to support your training needs.  

Course Overview

The purpose of the Respect in the Workplace course is to empower all employees to spot and understand workplace bullying, harassing and discriminating behaviours and to eliminate these harmful behaviours in a mutually respectful, self-empowering way for a safer, healthier workplace.

Who Should Take the Course?

All adults in any workplace setting.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the Respect in the Workplace course, participants will be able to define workplace bullying, harassment and discrimination, recognize these behaviours in themselves and others, report incidents more comfortably and confidently, and understand positive and negative power.

This course is presented in four modules:

  1. Program Introduction
    • Using power positively and negatively
    • Understanding an emotional response
    • The effects of negative outbursts
  2. Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
    • Discrimination definition, legislation, premise and grounds
    • Bullying and harassment definitions, why they happen, cyberbullying, discriminatory (personal) harassment, sexual harassment, abuse of power, emotional bullying
  3. Responding, Reporting and Outcomes
    • Understanding and recognizing what to document
    • Process of investigation
    • Personal assistance
  4. Final Thoughts


All supplementary learning materials are provided as pdf downloads or links within the online course.


A short pre-program survey and post-program survey measure learning. Upon successfully completing all modules, there is a printable certificate for your records.


This online course is self-paced. Participants may leave the course at any time and can resume where they left off. The duration will depend on the individual participant and their prior knowledge of the subject matter. On average, the course will take about 90 minutes to complete.

Due to the nature of the program, candidates under the age of 18 need adult support to take this course.