Racist actions, activities, tones, or remarks have no place in Ontario workplaces including construction sites!


Recent events in Ontario, including 4 noose incidents being investigated by Toronto police, have yet again brought the issue of racism and systemic racism to the forefront of construction workers, companies, unions, employer associations, and our workplaces.


We must all stand together, exercising our responsibility to fight racism when we see, hear or experience it in our workplaces, on our sites, and in our community. We must all stand together in promoting an inclusive culture free of racism, bullying, and harassment of any kind; a culture where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.


The ECAO not only have zero tolerance for any form of racism or intimidation; we are taking our responsibility to stand up and be actively anti-racist in policy and action.


To assist and educate our member companies and their employees on what racism is, how to recognize it on construction sites, and how to eliminate it for the good of all; we have developed the toolbox talks and accompanying poster.


Please take the time to have the discussion clearly communicating that racism is unacceptable in your company and on your worksite and get a commitment from workers to “see it say it and stop it”.


Please print and post the poster to reinforce our message to all workers, contractors, and visitors: racism of any kind will not be tolerated.




     - Part 1

     - Part 2

     - Background Information

     - Poster