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A MATTER OF RESPECT

B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch & B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union
1995
24:40 minutes

Co-produced by the B.C. Liquor Distribution Branch and the B.C. Service Employees' Union, this awareness program and video addresses all forms of harassment in the workplace, especially sexual harassment. It is meant to increase the awareness of employees of the Liquor Distribution Branch regarding what constitutes harassment and what remedies an employee may pursue if subjected to unwelcome comments or behaviour. Contains a facilitator's guide which includes reference material, a seminar outline, and seminar mini-charts.

CASHRA 1995 CONFERENCE: Encouraging Tolerance in Canada

CASHRA
1995

The theme of the 1995 conference of CASHRA (the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies) was "Encouraging tolerance in Canada: What is the role of statutory human rights agencies in responding to hatred?" This set of tapes records 11 CASHRA sessions: 1) Opening remarks and keynote address by the Honourable Murray Sinclair, Associate Chief Judge, Provincial Court of Manitoba; 2) Human rights adjudications and criminal proceedings as a response to hatred: the benefits and drawbacks; 3) The impact of hatred and tolerance in our lives; 4) An overview of organized hatred in Canada; 5) Legal update on human rights issues; 6) Creating a tolerant society; 7) The role of education in encouraging tolerance; 8) Recent human rights cases concerned with the promotion of hatred; 9) Some issues in investigating hate message complaints; 10) Using media to respond to hatred; 11) From awareness to action: How can human rights agencies more effectively respond to hatred?"

DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

Canada Law Book
24:28 minutes

This video reviews the various kinds of discrimination that can occur in the workplace and the employer's responsibility. It also addresses how employers can create discrimination-free working environments, and what to do if an employee is harassed.

This video would be suitable for employer/employee groups.

FOUNDATIONS FOR FAIRNESS

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
1996
Three segments and Study Guide

Segment 1: What is Prejudice (22 minutes)
Filmed in documentary style, this segment traces the development of prejudice in society. As well, it provides practical advice for combating prejudice and discrimination.

Segment 2: A Parable in Black and White (5 minutes)
This segment examines the nature of prejudice through the eyes of two hobos, one black and the other white. What happens while they are out on a walk one-day leads to an understanding that, despite our differences, we are all human.

Segment 3: Masks (1 minute)
This segment is a one-minute public service announcement, which illustrates the influence of adults in the formation of prejudice.

HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN WRONGS

Canadian Living Magazine
1988
30 minutes

This video tells a disturbing story of discrimination in Canada. It examines the causes and consequences of intolerance and offers strategies for fighting discrimination.

HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM

The Maritime Provinces Education Foundation
1994
90 minutes

Today's schools are expected to serve an increasingly diverse population. This 90-minute video produced by the Maritime Provinces Education Foundation suggests practical ways to integrate and implement human rights education on a school-wide basis, starting in grade one. Aimed at teachers and educators, the video has four segments: 1) rules, rights and responsibilities; 2) establishing a cooperative environment; 3) cross-cultural and global understanding; 4) human rights issues and values. Accompanying manual contains a teachers' resource manual, facilitators' guide, and bibliography.

JUST PRACTICE: UNDERSTANDING DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

City of Calgary
1992
31:50 minutes

This video was produced for the City of Calgary. A group of young people role-play in a number of skits to demonstrate the kinds of discrimination faced by Canadians. This video would be excellent for students and young adults.

NO ONE EVER COMPLAINED

Manitoba Labour Education Centre
1993
16:19 minutes

Produced by the Manitoba Labour Education Centre, this video provides a good overview of the kinds of harassment that happen in the workplace including personal, racial and sexual. No One Ever Complained explains the steps necessary to eliminate harassment from the workplace and is a useful video for both management and employees.

RIGHTS FROM THE HEART - Series of 2 Animated Videotapes

National Film Board of Canada
Part 1 Part 2
1994 1995
36:1 minutes 44:3 minutes

Produced by the National Film Board of Canada, this series was developed by educators and animation filmmakers following the 1990 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child to make children aware that they have rights. Each tape contains several short films without dialogue; each film addresses a specific right. The words appearing at the end of each film state the right in English, French, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic and Russian. There is a resource guide for each tape. Part 1 (36:1 minutes) is for ages 5 to 8; Part 2 (44:3 minutes) is for ages 9 to 12.

THE SHORT LIFE OF ANNE FRANK

Anne Frank House/Directed and Produced by Gerrit Netten
2003
28 minutes/DVD

In this documentary about Anne Frank, the story of her life is told through quotations from her diary, unique photographs from the Frank family albums and historical film extracts. It also includes the only film footage of Anne Frank. The film is designed for an audience of both young people and adults and tells not only the story of Anne Frank, her diary, her family and the secret annex, but also of the Second World War and the persecution of the Jews, making it an excellent tool in Holocaust education.

THE STERILIZATION OF LEILANI MUIR

National Film Board of Canada
1996
47 minutes

Leilani Muir was sterilized at age 14 without her knowledge, under Alberta’s Sterilization Act. Based on the now discredited "science" of eugenics, the Act aimed at improving hereditary qualities and eradicating physical and mental disabilities by controlling the reproduction of those considered "unfit" to bear children. Almost 3,000 people were sterilized under its authority between 1928 and 1972. They included new immigrants, alcoholics, epileptics, unwed mothers, the poor, and Aboriginal people. This video entwines Muir’s personal search for justice with the story of eugenics.

VISION FOR EQUALITY

New Brunswick Human Rights Commission
1997
Four parts: 26 minutes; 28 minutes; 27 minutes; 27 minutes

Part 1: Human Rights in New Brunswick (26 minutes)

This segment features the Human Rights Act, the compliance and educational roles of the New Brunswick Human Rights Commission, and "on the street" interviews that explore the importance of human rights in Canadian society.

Part 2: Valuing Diversity (28 minutes)

How organizations can fully appreciate and benefit from diversity in the workplace and other environments.

Part 3: Combatting Harassment (27 minutes)

Educators, advisors, personnel managers and counsellors give useful advice on how best to recognize, prevent and eliminate sexual harassment. The video also identifies the types of harassment prohibited by the Human Rights Act and avenues of redress.

Part 4: Educating For Equality (27 minutes)

A wide array of individuals discuss their varied approaches to human rights education, its benefits, and available resources.

ARTICLE 1: DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS

Cineflix Productions Inc.
1998
50 minutes

Article 1 is about the people on the front lines of the human rights movement and the personal stories that drive them to risk their lives in the fight for human rights. The video shows human rights activists from around the world who converge in Montreal to participate in the Canadian Human Rights Foundation's acclaimed International Human Rights Training Program. As the activists focus on repressive regimes, racism and freedom of speech, human rights abuses continue back home. A coup d'état in Cambodia and riots in Kenya result in the deaths of co-workers and make it dangerous or impossible for some to return home.

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT: CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION

Price Waterhouse and Canada Law Book Inc.
19:10 minutes

This video outlines how employers should investigate allegations of workplace harassment, including racial and sexual harassment, from dealing with the initial complaint to writing the report and taking corrective action. Comes with 16-page workbook.


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