Any members found to have broken our Code of Conduct will face suspension or permanent removal from the group. The code is as follows;
This Code is intended to promote a harmonious and respectful working environment for all Toronto Independent Theatre Coalition (TITC) employees and volunteers and to ensure that the TITC complies with the requirements of the Ontario Workplace Health and Safety Act (the “OWHSA”) relating to workplace violence and harassment. It aims to set the highest standards of service integrity, to minimize discord and to promote the resolution of conflicts among or between employees, volunteers and the public.
The code applies at all times when employees, members and volunteers are engaged in activities at, or are representing, the TITC. As a member of the coalition, any public statements or posts are considered to be representative of the TITC and are subject to this code.
All employees, members and volunteers engaging with the TITC are expected to at all times, treat one another and the public with dignity, respect and hospitality;
act with honesty, integrity and professionalism;
observe high standards of conduct;
conduct themselves in a manner that is in the best traditions of the TITC, reflects positively on our public image, and fully supports our mission and mandate.
Conduct considered unacceptable is what most of us reasonably understand as unbecoming or inappropriate in a public setting. It includes violence and threats of violence, whether explicit or implied. It also includes harassment of one person by another, or others, on any basis, including: race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability or any other prohibited ground of discrimination recognized under the Human Rights Act of Ontario.
Harassment can include, but is not limited to, slurs, epithets, teasing, threats, verbal or physical abuse, derogatory comments or jokes, and the display or distribution of derogatory pictures or material.
Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to, the following sorts of unwelcome conduct: comments or jokes of a sexual nature, the display or distribution of pornographic pictures or material, inappropriate or uninvited touch or contact, sexual advances, requests for sexual favours, verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature, or, sexual assault.
Unacceptable conduct must be discouraged at all times.
If any other form of unacceptable conduct occurs, those involved in or witnessing it should make a reasonable effort to resolve the situation immediately. If that approach proves unsuccessful, or the behaviour continues or increases, the conduct should be reported as soon as possible to a TITC Administrator or Moderator.
- TITC, 2019