Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work (SSMW)

Detailed information for 2020

Status:

Active

Frequency:

Every 5 years

Record number:

5290

The purpose of the Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work (SSMW) is to obtain an accurate picture of the nature, extent, and impact of: inappropriate sexual behaviours; discriminatory behaviours based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity; and sexual victimization within Canadian work-related settings.

Data release - Scheduled for February 2021

Description

The SSMW is a survey of people 15 years and older, who have been in the workforce, and who live in the 10 provinces of Canada. The topics covered in the survey include: jobs held in the past 12 months, inappropriate sexual behaviours and victimization experienced in work-related settings; the characteristics, impact and reporting of such experiences; and perceptions of workplace culture.

Data from the SSMW will help Canadian governments and workplaces to inform workplace codes of conduct, as well as other policies, laws and programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct in the workplace. Data from the survey will compliment recorded crime rates. The SSMW will help Canadian governments and employers address two pillars: prevention and legal and justice system response.

Reference period: a) the 12 months preceding the survey; b) lifetime

Collection period: January to June

Subjects

  • Crime and justice
  • Crimes and offences
  • Equity and inclusion
  • Labour
  • Society and community
  • Victims and victimization

Data sources and methodology

Target population

Data will be collected from people 15 years and older, who have been in the workforce, and who live in the Canadian provinces.

Instrument design

This methodology type does not apply to this statistical program.

Sampling

This is a sample survey with a longitudinal design.

The Survey on Sexual Misconduct at Work targets dwellings.

Error detection

To be provided when data are released.

Imputation

Not applicable at this survey stage.

Estimation

Not applicable at this survey stage.

Quality evaluation

Not applicable at this survey stage.

Disclosure control

Statistics Canada is prohibited by law from releasing any information it collects that could identify any person, business, or organization, unless consent has been given by the respondent or as permitted by the Statistics Act. Various confidentiality rules are applied to all data that are released or published to prevent the publication or disclosure of any information deemed confidential. If necessary, data are suppressed to prevent direct or residual disclosure of identifiable data.

Revisions and seasonal adjustment

Not applicable at this survey stage.

Data accuracy

Not applicable at this survey stage.

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