CODE OF CONDUCT – Revised August 2022
This Code of Conduct is to be applied in good faith by all individuals involved in Enactus Canada programs and activities including students, faculty advisors, Enactus Canada employees, independent contractors performing work for Enactus Canada, directors, members of advisory councils, and other volunteers including but not limited to judges (collectively, “Participants”).
Enactus Canada recognizes the value of providing a safe and welcoming environment, that is free from bullying, discrimination, and harassment and is committed to doing so in all of its programs and activities. All Participants are to be treated equitably, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status or disability.
Enactus Canada does not tolerate discrimination, intolerance, harassment, aggression, or ill-will of any kind.
Participants shall treat others with dignity and respect. The conduct of Participants shall be characterized by honesty, integrity, fairness and propriety in all circumstances and in all dealings with other Participants, external stakeholders, and third parties.
Abusive, discriminatory, harassing, violent conduct, language or visual depictions that can reasonably be considered offensive are unacceptable. Participants are prohibited from physically or verbally abusing others, from using profane language or vulgar gestures, from demeaning or belittling others, making derogatory comments, and from engaging in conduct that a Participant knows or ought reasonably to know, would constitute discrimination or harassment.
When speaking to the news media and in other public statements and settings, Participants should understand they might be viewed by the public as spokespeople for Enactus Canada. Therefore, they shall conduct themselves with restraint and dignity, and shall not directly or indirectly, disparage or defame Enactus Canada, any Participant(s) or other organization(s). If, in the context of making a public statement, a Participant wishes to speak as a private individual, he or she shall make their intention clear to the interviewer and the audience, shall require that their remarks be personally attributed and clearly state that their views are not necessarily the views or position of Enactus Canada. At no time shall Participants, other than the President and Chair of the Board, hold themselves out as speaking on behalf of or representing Enactus Canada or its Board unless they have received express written authorization from the President or Chair of the Board in advance.
Participants shall display and use the Enactus Canada logo only in a manner appropriate to Enactus Canada’s mission, and with the permission of Enactus Canada’s National Office.
While participating in Enactus Canada programming and events, Participants shall be considerate, respectful, and collaborative and refrain from using demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behaviour and speech. Unacceptable behaviours include:
- Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning conduct by any Participant. Many event venues are shared with members of the public; Participants must be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
- Harassment means engaging in a course of vexatious comment or conduct against someone that is known or ought reasonably to be known to be unwelcome, including sexual harassment, and may include (but is not limited to): offensive verbal or electronic comments related to gender, sexual orientation, race, religion, disability; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides); deliberate intimidation, stalking or following; inappropriate photography or recording; sustained disruption of sessions, talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact, and any unwelcome sexual attention.
- Wearing clothing that is not suitable for a professional work environment, that is unnecessarily provocative, or can reasonably be considered inappropriate or offensive.
- Physical, verbal, or written, abuse, intimidation, threats, annoyance, harassment, stalking, pushing, shoving, or use of any physical force whatsoever against any person, which in any way creates a disturbance that is disruptive or dangerous, or creates apprehension in a person, as determined by Enactus Canada and its event management, in their sole discretion.
- Possession of a weapon or any item that can be used as a weapon, which may be used to threaten or cause injury to others if used in a certain manner.
- Any destruction or vandalizing of personal property or property located at an event site.
- Any boisterous, lewd, or offensive behaviour or language, using sexually explicit or offensive language or conduct, profanity, obscene gestures, or racial, religious, or ethnic slurs.
- Possessing any open can, bottle, or other receptacle containing any alcoholic beverages, except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol or being intoxicated, as determined by Enactus Canada, in any event, venue, or function. Participants must be responsible in their use of alcohol or other legal substances.
- Possessing any illegal substance, including but not limited to illegal drugs. Enactus Canada does not tolerate the use or abuse of illegal substances anywhere in the event venues.
- Assembling for the purpose of, or resulting in, disturbing the peace, or committing any unlawful act or engaging in any offensive behaviour.
- Any other illegal activity not already covered above.
- Failure to obey any of the rules or regulations of event venues or instructions of event staff.
Participants are required to follow this Code of Conduct throughout all aspects of their involvement with Enactus Canada, including on campus, at event venues, all related social event venues, in the virtual environment, and across media channels. The policy may be revised at any time by Enactus Canada without notice.
Breaches of this Code of Conduct may result in disqualification from participating in future activities, programming, and events and from engagement across Enactus Canada online forums, and social media channels.
Enactus Canada is committed to supporting and promoting a safe, welcoming environment for all Participants and protecting individuals who, in good faith, report conduct or activity that is contrary to this Code of Conduct.
If you believe that a Participant has acted in violation of this Code of Conduct, please report the incident to our offices. This disclosure can be made to any representative of the National Office or the Board of Directors, including directly to the President (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to the Chair of the Board of Directors (email@example.com).