THE GVDSS BOARD – 2021
|Self-advocate Member||Zola Auld|
Paul Crowley, Ann Auld, David Currie
CODE OF CONDUCT
Participation and attendance at Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society meetings and events, both for members and non-members, is dependent upon meeting the criteria as outlined in the Code of Conduct.
Code of Conduct at events and meetings sponsored by the Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society
We seek to support the purposes of the Society, in particular (from the mandate of the Society):
2. b) to provide encouragement and support to families of persons with Down syndrome.
In accordance with this, we propose that all members follow the code of conduct as listed below:
1. Respect the privacy of others. When information is shared in confidence, keep that confidence.
2. Honour the boundaries of others. When it is clearly indicated that one member does not wish to communicate with another, it is expected that this boundary is honoured and the person is not pursued.
When a person terminates a conversation through verbal or nonverbal communication, it is expected that the conversation would cease.
3. Practice good judgment regarding appropriate topics of conversation. It is expected that members do not reveal detailed accounts of traumatic events from their lives to casual acquaintances, particularly to new members.
4. Uttering threats. No threats of harm to self, others or threat of litigation is acceptable.
Participation and attendance at Greater Victoria Down Syndrome Society meetings and events is dependent upon meeting the criteria as outlined in the Code of Conduct. These are permanent conditions. Should a member violate any of these standards, the Board would disallow further attendance at GVDSS events.
If the board of executives receives any complaint, there is no negotiation and the Board reserves the right to decide the consequence using their best judgment. If a Board member issues the complaint, that member would be exempt from voting on this issue.
This criterion is established to maintain the mandate of the Society as listed in paragraph 2, article b.