Arts Nova Scotia believes there is no place for harassment, sexual misconduct or abuse of power in any workplace. All successful grant recipients must sign an agreement that sets out general terms and conditions of the grant. This agreement includes a declaration section that confirms that the grant recipient will abide by all applicable municipal and provincial legislation, including but not limited to that relating to employment standards, occupational health and safety, and human rights. The declaration also includes a commitment to provide safe working conditions and to foster a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct. Failure to meet the terms and conditions of the grant may lead to a review and reversal of a grant decision.
Organizations that receive Operating Assistance may be placed on Concerned Status where there are concerns about their organizational health. These concerns may include a failure to provide a working environment free from discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct.