The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  — Ida B.Wells,  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 –  Died in Chicago, 1931.  A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement. 

Warning: Sexual misconduct in the workplace can be hazardous to your health.

A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Every day we see shocking evidence of how sexual misconduct destroys careers and devastates lives. I know first-hand the toll it can take, and I see it daily in my advocacy work helping women around the world who reach out. Yet by their inept and unfeeling responses to victims, and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations still add to the emotional trauma faced by women who come forward. This needs to change. That’s why I created The ZeroNow Campaign™.  We’ve already helped countless women. I hope it helps you.

Courage!

— Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNow Campaign™

Tell Your Story and Change the World

We want to hear about organizations and leaders who refuse to make women safe or to take #MeToo seriously. Whether that involves a university, retail chain or a factory, a restaurant, law firm, government agency or a bank — or anywhere else women are at risk — your story matters. We hear from victims, other advocates, HR professionals and even some C-suite executives every day and from around the world. Our mission to help victims and combat sexual misconduct is empowered by the combined personal narratives of victims and their families. These stories and their commonly recurring themes, no matter where they come from, provide important messaging for the media who need to focus on the reality of #MeToo in the everyday workplace and not just at galas and awards ceremonies. They also help to remind victims and survivors alike that we are not alone. That’s empowering to women who are deciding to come forward at this #MeToo inflection point after so many years, sometimes even decades, living in the shadows of fear and humiliation.  

Anything that could point to your identity will be kept confidential, of course.  But your story could change the lives of others —and for the better. When you’re ready, consider supporting other victims by becoming a mentor or help to promote the work of ZeroNow™.  As we say, we’re powered by the voice of survivors to empower women like you — and a better workplace for everyone.

About Us

The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of survivors speaking out to combat workplace sexual misconduct in all its forms, and helping its victims to rebuild their lives.  We speak with one voice:  Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero harm.  By supporting victims with respect and compassion, by sharing the experiences of others, by advocating for change and by creating healing initiatives that can help survivors rebuild their lives, we think we are making a strategic difference in the lives of those who most need it. 

Our Heroes

We’re not celebrities, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We are everyday survivors of the everyday workplace — service sector and retail workers, professionals, government employees, students. That’s why we admire most the unsung but truly heroic women who are standing up against abuse and putting their health and their careers at risk every day.  There is no CBC or CNN to shower praise on them — only the appreciation of history and the knowledge that they are making the lives of generations to come better.

3 Musts for Survivor Survival

Sexual assault, sexual harassment or bullying can be among the most serious events you will ever experience.  How you decide to respond when they happen can be even more life-altering in the long run. Moving from being a victim to a survivor can be a challenge. But that transition is a key to your health and well-being. It’s also something that can elude women for years — even decades. That’s why we’ve put the learning experiences of countless survivors, as well as evidence-based recommendations, into a concise primer that will help you make a more informed decision. The decision is always yours. But knowing your rights and risks is empowering.

Latest News

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual har...

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist. By their inept and unfeeling responses to victims and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations add to the emo...

A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
Lessons from the past for the workplace challenges of today

#MeToo Meet Your Suffragette Sisters

N E W

ZERONOW™ SPOTLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS

Looking at how leaders and organizations actually respond to #MeToo issues.

Premier Ford’s Big #MeToo Bungle

More #MeToo Hypocrisy in Trudeau Cabinet?

Low Marks For Universities from Women

Investigating the Investigators

The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  — Ida B.Wells,  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 –  Died in Chicago, 1931.  A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement. 

In the ZeroNow Spotlight

Handling of resignations at Queen’s Park just latest example

Ford Fumbles #MeToo Moment, Again.

(The following was written and posted before Premier Ford’s  news conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018, held in response to his first scandal, which involved allegations of sexual misconduct against a member of his cabinet and a top aide in his office.  Prior to this, and as noted in our previous news postings and commentaries, there is no record of his having addressed any #MeToo-related issue since taking office.

His positions on demolishing the expert panel on violence against women, withholding of committed funding for Ontario rape crisis centers and refusal to investigate how many other women have been harmed by sexual misconduct at the Ontario Securities Commission, remain unchanged.  We will have more about the Premier’s performance at this media conference soon, starting with the question: Will the real Doug Ford please stand up.)

We don’t know what Premier Doug Ford thinks about #MeToo and the wave of concerns it has raised about how safe and respected women are in the workplace, on the campuses and in society. We don’t know because, unlike just about every evolved politician in the western world, he won’t say.  And now that he is facing the first sexual misconduct-related scandal of his administration, his answers are all the more urgent.  Continue reading…

Warning: Sexual misconduct in the workplace can be hazardous to your health.

A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Every day we see shocking evidence of how sexual misconduct destroys careers and devastates lives. I know first-hand the toll it can take, and I see it daily in my advocacy work helping women around the world who reach out. Yet by their inept and unfeeling responses to victims, and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations still add to the emotional trauma faced by women who come forward. This needs to change. That’s why I created The ZeroNow Campaign™.  We’ve already helped countless women. I hope it helps you.

Courage!

— Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNow Campaign™

Tell Your Story and Change the World

We want to hear about organizations and leaders who refuse to make women safe or to take #MeToo seriously. Whether that involves a university, retail chain or a factory, a restaurant, law firm, government agency or a bank — or anywhere else women are at risk — your story matters. We hear from victims, other advocates, HR professionals and even some C-suite executives every day and from around the world. Our mission to help victims and combat sexual misconduct is empowered by the combined personal narratives of victims and their families. These stories and their commonly recurring themes, no matter where they come from, provide important messaging for the media who need to focus on the reality of #MeToo in the everyday workplace and not just at galas and awards ceremonies. They also help to remind victims and survivors alike that we are not alone. That’s empowering to women who are deciding to come forward at this #MeToo inflection point after so many years, sometimes even decades, living in the shadows of fear and humiliation.  

Anything that could point to your identity will be kept confidential, of course.  But your story could change the lives of others —and for the better. When you’re ready, consider supporting other victims by becoming a mentor or help to promote the work of ZeroNow™.  As we say, we’re powered by the voice of survivors to empower women like you — and a better workplace for everyone.

About Us

The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of survivors speaking out to combat workplace sexual misconduct in all its forms, and helping its victims to rebuild their lives.  We speak with one voice:  Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero harm.  By supporting victims with respect and compassion, by sharing the experiences of others, by advocating for change and by creating healing initiatives that can help survivors rebuild their lives, we think we are making a strategic difference in the lives of those who most need it. 

Our Heroes

We’re not celebrities, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We are everyday survivors of the everyday workplace — service sector and retail workers, professionals, government employees, students. That’s why we admire most the unsung but truly heroic women who are standing up against abuse and putting their health and their careers at risk every day.  There is no CBC or CNN to shower praise on them — only the appreciation of history and the knowledge that they are making the lives of generations to come better.

3 Musts for Survivor Survival

Sexual assault, sexual harassment or bullying can be among the most serious events you will ever experience.  How you decide to respond when they happen can be even more life-altering in the long run. Moving from being a victim to a survivor can be a challenge. But that transition is a key to your health and well-being. It’s also something that can elude women for years — even decades. That’s why we’ve put the learning experiences of countless survivors, as well as evidence-based recommendations, into a concise primer that will help you make a more informed decision. The decision is always yours. But knowing your rights and risks is empowering.

Latest News

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual har...

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist. By their inept and unfeeling responses to victims and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations add to the emo...

Krista Carle | Appreciation

A P P R E C I A T I O N Krista Carle  Victim of the horrors of sexual misconduct at the RCMP, Champion in helping others to overcome theirs.   By now it is widely known that sexual harassment in the w...

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

Mr. Prime Minister, Meet George Constanza That loud beep, beep, beep you’ve been hearing is the sound of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backing up and rolling over the #MeToo gains of the past several...

A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
Lessons from the past for the workplace challenges of today

#MeToo Meet Your Suffragette Sisters

N E W

ZERONOW™ SPOTLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS

Looking at how leaders and organizations actually respond to #MeToo issues.

Premier Ford’s Big #MeToo Bungle

More #MeToo Hypocrisy in Trudeau Cabinet?

Low Marks For Universities from Women

Investigating the Investigators

The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  — Ida B.Wells,  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 –  Died in Chicago, 1931.  A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement. 

In the ZeroNow Spotlight

Handling of resignations at Queen’s Park just latest example

Ford Fumbles #MeToo Moment, Again.

(The following was written and posted before Premier Ford’s  news conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018, held in response to his first scandal, which involved allegations of sexual misconduct against a member of his cabinet and a top aide in his office.  Prior to this, and as noted in our previous news postings and commentaries, there is no record of his having addressed any #MeToo-related issue since taking office.

His positions on demolishing the expert panel on violence against women, withholding of committed funding for Ontario rape crisis centers and refusal to investigate how many other women have been harmed by sexual misconduct at the Ontario Securities Commission, remain unchanged.  We will have more about the Premier’s performance at this media conference soon, starting with the question: Will the real Doug Ford please stand up.)

We don’t know what Premier Doug Ford thinks about #MeToo and the wave of concerns it has raised about how safe and respected women are in the workplace, on the campuses and in society. We don’t know because, unlike just about every evolved politician in the western world, he won’t say.  And now that he is facing the first sexual misconduct-related scandal of his administration, his answers are all the more urgent.  Continue reading…

Warning: Sexual misconduct in the workplace can be hazardous to your health.

A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Every day we see shocking evidence of how sexual misconduct destroys careers and devastates lives. I know first-hand the toll it can take, and I see it daily in my advocacy work helping women around the world who reach out. Yet by their inept and unfeeling responses to victims, and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations still add to the emotional trauma faced by women who come forward. This needs to change. That’s why I created The ZeroNow Campaign™.  We’ve already helped countless women. I hope it helps you.

Courage!

— Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNow Campaign™

Tell Your Story and Change the World

We want to hear about organizations and leaders who refuse to make women safe or to take #MeToo seriously. Whether that involves a university, retail chain or a factory, a restaurant, law firm, government agency or a bank — or anywhere else women are at risk — your story matters. We hear from victims, other advocates, HR professionals and even some C-suite executives every day and from around the world. Our mission to help victims and combat sexual misconduct is empowered by the combined personal narratives of victims and their families. These stories and their commonly recurring themes, no matter where they come from, provide important messaging for the media who need to focus on the reality of #MeToo in the everyday workplace and not just at galas and awards ceremonies. They also help to remind victims and survivors alike that we are not alone. That’s empowering to women who are deciding to come forward at this #MeToo inflection point after so many years, sometimes even decades, living in the shadows of fear and humiliation.  

Anything that could point to your identity will be kept confidential, of course.  But your story could change the lives of others —and for the better. When you’re ready, consider supporting other victims by becoming a mentor or help to promote the work of ZeroNow™.  As we say, we’re powered by the voice of survivors to empower women like you — and a better workplace for everyone.

About Us

The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of survivors speaking out to combat workplace sexual misconduct in all its forms, and helping its victims to rebuild their lives.  We speak with one voice:  Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero harm.  By supporting victims with respect and compassion, by sharing the experiences of others, by advocating for change and by creating healing initiatives that can help survivors rebuild their lives, we think we are making a strategic difference in the lives of those who most need it. 

Our Heroes

We’re not celebrities, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We are everyday survivors of the everyday workplace — service sector and retail workers, professionals, government employees, students. That’s why we admire most the unsung but truly heroic women who are standing up against abuse and putting their health and their careers at risk every day.  There is no CBC or CNN to shower praise on them — only the appreciation of history and the knowledge that they are making the lives of generations to come better.

3 Musts for Survivor Survival

Sexual assault, sexual harassment or bullying can be among the most serious events you will ever experience.  How you decide to respond when they happen can be even more life-altering in the long run. Moving from being a victim to a survivor can be a challenge. But that transition is a key to your health and well-being. It’s also something that can elude women for years — even decades. That’s why we’ve put the learning experiences of countless survivors, as well as evidence-based recommendations, into a concise primer that will help you make a more informed decision. The decision is always yours. But knowing your rights and risks is empowering.

Latest News

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual har...

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist. By their inept and unfeeling responses to victims and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations add to the emo...

Krista Carle | Appreciation

A P P R E C I A T I O N Krista Carle  Victim of the horrors of sexual misconduct at the RCMP, Champion in helping others to overcome theirs.   By now it is widely known that sexual harassment in the w...

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

Mr. Prime Minister, Meet George Constanza That loud beep, beep, beep you’ve been hearing is the sound of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backing up and rolling over the #MeToo gains of the past several...

A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
Lessons from the past for the workplace challenges of today

#MeToo Meet Your Suffragette Sisters

N E W

ZERONOW™ SPOTLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS

Looking at how leaders and organizations actually respond to #MeToo issues.

Premier Ford’s Big #MeToo Bungle

More #MeToo Hypocrisy in Trudeau Cabinet?

Low Marks For Universities from Women

Investigating the Investigators

The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  — Ida B.Wells,  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 –  Died in Chicago, 1931.  A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement. 

In the ZeroNow Spotlight

Handling of resignations at Queen’s Park just latest example

Ford Fumbles #MeToo Moment, Again.

(The following was written and posted before Premier Ford’s  news conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018, held in response to his first scandal, which involved allegations of sexual misconduct against a member of his cabinet and a top aide in his office.  Prior to this, and as noted in our previous news postings and commentaries, there is no record of his having addressed any #MeToo-related issue since taking office.

His positions on demolishing the expert panel on violence against women, withholding of committed funding for Ontario rape crisis centers and refusal to investigate how many other women have been harmed by sexual misconduct at the Ontario Securities Commission, remain unchanged.  We will have more about the Premier’s performance at this media conference soon, starting with the question: Will the real Doug Ford please stand up.)

We don’t know what Premier Doug Ford thinks about #MeToo and the wave of concerns it has raised about how safe and respected women are in the workplace, on the campuses and in society. We don’t know because, unlike just about every evolved politician in the western world, he won’t say.  And now that he is facing the first sexual misconduct-related scandal of his administration, his answers are all the more urgent.  Continue reading…

Warning: Sexual misconduct in the workplace can be hazardous to your health.

A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Every day we see shocking evidence of how sexual misconduct destroys careers and devastates lives. I know first-hand the toll it can take, and I see it daily in my advocacy work helping women around the world who reach out. Yet by their inept and unfeeling responses to victims, and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations still add to the emotional trauma faced by women who come forward. This needs to change. That’s why I created The ZeroNow Campaign™.  We’ve already helped countless women. I hope it helps you.

Courage!

— Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNow Campaign™

Tell Your Story and Change the World

We want to hear about organizations and leaders who refuse to make women safe or to take #MeToo seriously. Whether that involves a university, retail chain or a factory, a restaurant, law firm, government agency or a bank — or anywhere else women are at risk — your story matters. We hear from victims, other advocates, HR professionals and even some C-suite executives every day and from around the world. Our mission to help victims and combat sexual misconduct is empowered by the combined personal narratives of victims and their families. These stories and their commonly recurring themes, no matter where they come from, provide important messaging for the media who need to focus on the reality of #MeToo in the everyday workplace and not just at galas and awards ceremonies. They also help to remind victims and survivors alike that we are not alone. That’s empowering to women who are deciding to come forward at this #MeToo inflection point after so many years, sometimes even decades, living in the shadows of fear and humiliation.  

Anything that could point to your identity will be kept confidential, of course.  But your story could change the lives of others —and for the better. When you’re ready, consider supporting other victims by becoming a mentor or help to promote the work of ZeroNow™.  As we say, we’re powered by the voice of survivors to empower women like you — and a better workplace for everyone.

About Us

The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of survivors speaking out to combat workplace sexual misconduct in all its forms, and helping its victims to rebuild their lives.  We speak with one voice:  Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero harm.  By supporting victims with respect and compassion, by sharing the experiences of others, by advocating for change and by creating healing initiatives that can help survivors rebuild their lives, we think we are making a strategic difference in the lives of those who most need it. 

Our Heroes

We’re not celebrities, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We are everyday survivors of the everyday workplace — service sector and retail workers, professionals, government employees, students. That’s why we admire most the unsung but truly heroic women who are standing up against abuse and putting their health and their careers at risk every day.  There is no CBC or CNN to shower praise on them — only the appreciation of history and the knowledge that they are making the lives of generations to come better.

3 Musts for Survivor Survival

Sexual assault, sexual harassment or bullying can be among the most serious events you will ever experience.  How you decide to respond when they happen can be even more life-altering in the long run. Moving from being a victim to a survivor can be a challenge. But that transition is a key to your health and well-being. It’s also something that can elude women for years — even decades. That’s why we’ve put the learning experiences of countless survivors, as well as evidence-based recommendations, into a concise primer that will help you make a more informed decision. The decision is always yours. But knowing your rights and risks is empowering.

Latest News

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual har...

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist. By their inept and unfeeling responses to victims and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations add to the emo...

Krista Carle | Appreciation

A P P R E C I A T I O N Krista Carle  Victim of the horrors of sexual misconduct at the RCMP, Champion in helping others to overcome theirs.   By now it is widely known that sexual harassment in the w...

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

Mr. Prime Minister, Meet George Constanza That loud beep, beep, beep you’ve been hearing is the sound of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau backing up and rolling over the #MeToo gains of the past several...

A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
Lessons from the past for the workplace challenges of today

#MeToo Meet Your Suffragette Sisters

N E W

ZERONOW™ SPOTLIGHT INVESTIGATIONS

Looking at how leaders and organizations actually respond to #MeToo issues.

Premier Ford’s Big #MeToo Bungle

More #MeToo Hypocrisy in Trudeau Cabinet?

Low Marks For Universities from Women

Investigating the Investigators

The ZeroNowCampaign™ is powered by survivors to combat sexual misconduct and empower victims to rebuild their lives. 

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”  — Ida B.Wells,  Born into slavery in Mississippi in 1862 –  Died in Chicago, 1931.  A hero in the fight for dignity and equality and an early beacon of the American Civil Rights movement. 

In the ZeroNow Spotlight

Handling of resignations at Queen’s Park just latest example

Ford Fumbles #MeToo Moment, Again.

(The following was written and posted before Premier Ford’s  news conference on Wednesday November 7, 2018, held in response to his first scandal, which involved allegations of sexual misconduct against a member of his cabinet and a top aide in his office.  Prior to this, and as noted in our previous news postings and commentaries, there is no record of his having addressed any #MeToo-related issue since taking office.

His positions on demolishing the expert panel on violence against women, withholding of committed funding for Ontario rape crisis centers and refusal to investigate how many other women have been harmed by sexual misconduct at the Ontario Securities Commission, remain unchanged.  We will have more about the Premier’s performance at this media conference soon, starting with the question: Will the real Doug Ford please stand up.)

We don’t know what Premier Doug Ford thinks about #MeToo and the wave of concerns it has raised about how safe and respected women are in the workplace, on the campuses and in society. We don’t know because, unlike just about every evolved politician in the western world, he won’t say.  And now that he is facing the first sexual misconduct-related scandal of his administration, his answers are all the more urgent.  Continue reading…

Warning: Sexual misconduct in the workplace can be hazardous to your health.

A heartbreaking reminder of that reality came in July with the sudden passing of Krista Carle, a former RCMP constable who took her own life after battling the trauma of sexual harassment at the hands of Canada’s iconic police force. Every day we see shocking evidence of how sexual misconduct destroys careers and devastates lives. I know first-hand the toll it can take, and I see it daily in my advocacy work helping women around the world who reach out. Yet by their inept and unfeeling responses to victims, and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations still add to the emotional trauma faced by women who come forward. This needs to change. That’s why I created The ZeroNow Campaign™.  We’ve already helped countless women. I hope it helps you.

Courage!

— Kathleen Finlay, Founder, The ZeroNow Campaign™

Tell Your Story and Change the World

We want to hear about organizations and leaders who refuse to make women safe or to take #MeToo seriously. Whether that involves a university, retail chain or a factory, a restaurant, law firm, government agency or a bank — or anywhere else women are at risk — your story matters. We hear from victims, other advocates, HR professionals and even some C-suite executives every day and from around the world. Our mission to help victims and combat sexual misconduct is empowered by the combined personal narratives of victims and their families. These stories and their commonly recurring themes, no matter where they come from, provide important messaging for the media who need to focus on the reality of #MeToo in the everyday workplace and not just at galas and awards ceremonies. They also help to remind victims and survivors alike that we are not alone. That’s empowering to women who are deciding to come forward at this #MeToo inflection point after so many years, sometimes even decades, living in the shadows of fear and humiliation.  

Anything that could point to your identity will be kept confidential, of course.  But your story could change the lives of others —and for the better. When you’re ready, consider supporting other victims by becoming a mentor or help to promote the work of ZeroNow™.  As we say, we’re powered by the voice of survivors to empower women like you — and a better workplace for everyone.

About Us

The ZeroNow Campaign™ is the voice of survivors speaking out to combat workplace sexual misconduct in all its forms, and helping its victims to rebuild their lives.  We speak with one voice:  Zero sexual assault. Zero sexual harassment. Zero harm.  By supporting victims with respect and compassion, by sharing the experiences of others, by advocating for change and by creating healing initiatives that can help survivors rebuild their lives, we think we are making a strategic difference in the lives of those who most need it. 

Our Heroes

We’re not celebrities, astronauts or women who make the headlines. We are everyday survivors of the everyday workplace — service sector and retail workers, professionals, government employees, students. That’s why we admire most the unsung but truly heroic women who are standing up against abuse and putting their health and their careers at risk every day.  There is no CBC or CNN to shower praise on them — only the appreciation of history and the knowledge that they are making the lives of generations to come better.

3 Musts for Survivor Survival

Sexual assault, sexual harassment or bullying can be among the most serious events you will ever experience.  How you decide to respond when they happen can be even more life-altering in the long run. Moving from being a victim to a survivor can be a challenge. But that transition is a key to your health and well-being. It’s also something that can elude women for years — even decades. That’s why we’ve put the learning experiences of countless survivors, as well as evidence-based recommendations, into a concise primer that will help you make a more informed decision. The decision is always yours. But knowing your rights and risks is empowering.

Latest News

Women Still Skeptical

News from Forbes: A recent study by Lean In and McKinsey, “Women In The Workplace” says that despite the #MeToo movement, women are not feeling confident that their claims about sexual har...

Stop Sexual Misconduct from Being Fatal

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed in The Times Colonist. By their inept and unfeeling responses to victims and their botched handling of incidents when they are reported, many organizations add to the emo...

Krista Carle | Appreciation

A P P R E C I A T I O N Krista Carle  Victim of the horrors of sexual misconduct at the RCMP, Champion in helping others to overcome theirs.   By now it is widely known that sexual harassment in the w...

Kathleen Finlay’s Op-Ed (The Hill Times)

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A Few Quick Facts

Most cases of sexual harassment and sexual assault are never reported.

An association of HR professionals calls sexual harassment an epidemic.

Three-in-four sexual harassment claims with the EEOC are said to involve retaliation.

One-third of Canadian women say they have been sexually harassed at work.

Nearly half of working women in the U.S. say they have experienced sexual harassment.

and yet…

94Percent of Canadian executives don’t think sexual misconduct on the job is a problem.
95Percent of Canadian executives are men.
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