Questions for Support Workers

We at BWSS are pleased to be collecting feedback pertaining to the province of British Columbia’s decision-making regarding changes to the Employment Standards Act to provide paid leave to domestic and sexual violence survivors. We are asking that you consider participating in this survey to help us advise the province on our positions as to what will best support the people our organization is serving, and DV and SV survivors everywhere.

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* 1. What area are you in? Select all that apply.

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* 2. What organization or sector do you work for?

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* 3. What demographics of people do you serve in your organization?

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* 4. How many of your clients have to consider their employment status while coping with domestic and sexual violence?

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* 5. How often do your clients need to take time off of work to deal with repercussions of domestic and sexual violence?

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* 6. How many of your clients are unemployed or self-employed? 

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* 7. How much of an impact do you think access to a grant or subsidy in lieu of paid leave would have on your self-employed and unemployed clients?

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* 8. How much time do you think your clients need to deal with repercussions of domestic and sexual violence?

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* 9. How much of an impact do you think access to paid leave would have on the wellbeing of your eligible clients?

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* 10. Would your clients be more or less likely to report if it were a stipulation of access to paid leave? 

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* 11. Would you inform them of the leave option more if it were paid? 

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* 12. What do you think is the most important thing the province needs to know about the provision of paid leave for domestic and sexual violence survivors?

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* 13. What concerns do you have for paid leave?

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* 14. Enter your email address if you wish to be entered into the draw to win $50 gift certificate to My Sister's Closet.

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