Code of Conduct
In the Spirit of our Commitment to One Another
I understand that my active and ethical participation is important to the success of my involvement and the efforts of Wellspring Edmonton. Therefore, I agree to abide by the following guidelines and principles for my participation:
I will treat all individuals with fairness and respect and be a positive role model for others with whom I have contact.
I recognize that each person associated with Wellspring Edmonton must be free to pursue the course of action which they choose. In this spirit, I will not offer ‘prescriptions’ to any member of the community. Likewise, I will issue no judgment or criticism upon any member for the choices he/she makes.
I respect the right of every person to enjoy the space, solitude, virtual programming, and full benefits offered by Wellspring Edmonton. To this end, I will not willingly and/or maliciously interfere with staff, facilitators/instructors, members and/or volunteers nor cause disruption of sessions.
I will hold in confidence all personal information gained about any members I meet, unless the member has agreed to have this information shared OR unless I believe, on reasonable grounds, that sharing such information will minimize harm to that member.
I understand that personal relationships are ethical insofar as they do not create a situation in which one person is uncomfortable and/or feels verbally or sexually harassed or threatened.
I will not place any member of the Wellspring community in a position which creates an ethical or legal dilemma for them (e.g. requests to copy materials in violation of copyright, make fraudulent claims, or make requests for access to confidential material).
In choosing to be associated with Wellspring Edmonton, I assume the obligation to contribute to the Wellspring Edmonton community, and will act accordingly to support the cause of Wellspring Edmonton.
I will report any concerns directly to the Executive Director or Board Chair or to a staff member as appropriate.
As a Board member, staff, program leader, member, or volunteer, I recognize my role as an ambassador to the community, especially when representing Wellspring Edmonton and will act accordingly.
In order to preserve the privacy, safety and well-being of Wellspring Edmonton for all members, I will not solicit or market services or products within the Wellspring Edmonton community unless approved by management.
I agree to follow all established policies and procedures.
I will take responsibility for my health and safety and seek advice of my physician if I am unsure as to participating in any activity at Wellspring Edmonton. I will not risk injury to myself or others.