Code of conduct

The Forum is committed to providing a welcoming environment for all. The Code of Conduct outlines our expectations for speakers and participants’ behavior, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior.

Expected behavior

  • respect our safe space environment and support the level of confidentiality
  • be considerate, respectful, and collaborative
  • be mindful of the language you are using and ensure to gender participants appropriately
  • refrain from demeaning, discriminatory or harassing behavior, materials, and speech
  • be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants
    • alert event coordinators if you notice a dangerous situation or someone in distress
  • follow basic civility principles and all guidelines noted in the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Sector

Unacceptable behavior

Unacceptable behavior and language include, but is not limited to:

  • intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, offensive, or demeaning materials or conduct by any speakers or audience of the event and related event activities
  • speech, behavior or other interferences with the event or other individuals’ participation in the event or engagement in spamming of participants

Consequences of unacceptable behavior

  • anyone asked to stop unacceptable behavior is expected to comply immediately
  • if a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the event coordinators/facilitators/moderators may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the session

Witnessing unacceptable behavior

If you are subject to unacceptable behavior, or if you notice that someone else is being subjected to unacceptable behavior, please notify the event coordinator as soon as possible. Their contact information will be in the session invite. All reports will remain completely confidential.

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