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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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About this project

This research project, Extending the Duluth Model to the Workplace: A modification and adaptation of the workplace power-control wheel, seeks to understand motivations of workplace bullying (WB) using elements of the Power Control Wheel (PCW). The WB PCW was initially designed to help targets/victims identify patterns of abuse in intimate partner violence (IPV) relationships. Research examining IPV and victims of WB demonstrate that targets of these behaviours often share common abusive experiences. Application of the PCW will be tested to help targets/victims identify and describe their everyday personal experiences with workplace bullying.

The purpose of this research study was to survey individuals about their personal experiences with bullying in the workplace. We sought participants aged 18 and over who would share their experiences with bullying behaviour in the workplace. The study asked for informed consent before any questions could be answered. It was developed to be totally anonymous and confidential.


we would love to hear from you

The workplace bullying survey has now been closed. We would like to thank each of the 2,478 people who participated in the survey to share their personal experiences with bullying in the workplace. We would also like to thank those participants who have agreed to be panelists for the next wave of the study (pending availability of funding).

Have you had a personal experience with workplace bullying that you would like to share with us? 

If you are interested in participating as a panelist and have not yet signed up, please contact:

Hannah Scott
905.721.8668 ext. 2653
hannah.scott@uoit.ca