FACTOR is committed to encouraging Canadian music industry workplaces to be free from harassment, abuse and discrimination. Amendments have been made to FACTOR’s General Agreement to make this commitment explicit. All recipients of FACTOR funding have a responsibility to act accordingly. All workers, including but not limited to employees, contractors, and artists have a right to working conditions that are free from harassment, abuse and discrimination.
The following clause has been added to the General Agreement, under Warranties and Representations:
the Recipient shall take measures conducive to creating a workplace free from harassment, abuse and discrimination.
The following clause has been added to the General Agreement, under Obligations of the Recipient:
The Recipient must disclose to the Minister, without delay, any fact or event that would or might compromise the activities’ chances of success or the Recipient’s ability to carry out any of the terms and conditions of the Agreement between FACTOR and the Recipient, either immediately or in the long term, including but not limited to, harassment, abuse or discrimination in the workplace, pending or potential lawsuits and audits.
While it is compulsory for recipients of FACTOR funds to report cases of harassment, abuse and discrimination in the workplace, FACTOR welcomes information from anyone to help achieve the above commitment. To help us enforce these policies, we encourage any funding recipients to contact their Project Coordinators if they are aware of a breach of this agreement. If you don’t have or don’t know your Project Coordinator, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.