Thank you for your interest in It’s Your Shift - an innovative training and awareness program for the prevention of sexual harassment and violence.

Training Update:

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). Pilot funding for this exclusive hospitality training program ended March 31st, 2019.

If you are interested in completing the training, or bringing this training to your organization, please contact OTEC for registration instructions.

About the Program:

This exclusive hospitality training program for creating a safe and welcoming work environment, consists of two 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.

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

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 managers or supervisors will learn why sexual harassment and violence is harmful to your organization and what 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.



Contact OTEC to learn about training options for your organization.

Emma Dixon
Assistant Manager, Client Solutions 416.622.1975 ext. 245