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There is an expectation, at all times, of appropriate behaviour consistent with PRSFS’s core values of physical and emotional health and fitness, individual excellence and personal growth, inclusiveness, and integrity.

PRSFS supports equal opportunity, prohibits discriminatory practices, adopts and adheres to the Canadian Anti-Doping Program, and is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and fairness.

An Individual who violates this Code may be subject to sanctions pursuant to PRSFS’s Discipline and Complaints Policy.

Individuals have a responsibility to maintain and enhance the dignity and self-esteem of PRSFS members and other individuals by:

demonstrating respect to individuals, in accordance with Canadian Human Rights legislation

focusing comments or constructive criticism appropriately and avoiding public criticism of athletes, coaches, officials, organizers, volunteers, employees, or members.

discussing differences of opinions in a civilized manner with respectful consideration of each other’s concerns.

demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship, sport leadership, and ethical conduct in the most constructive and positive manner possible.

acting, when appropriate, to correct or prevent practices that are unjustly discriminatory or constitute harassment.

consistently treating individuals fairly and reasonably.

ensuring adherence to the rules of the sport and the spirit of those rules.

respecting the property of others and not wilfully causing damage to other’s property.

complying, at all times, with PRSFS’s bylaws, policies, procedures, and rules and regulations, as adopted and amended from time to time.

Types of behaviour that constitute harassment include, but are not limited to:

  1. comments (written or verbal), threats, outbursts, or conduct directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading, or malicious.

  2. persistent unwelcome remarks, jokes, comments, innuendo, or taunts, leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures.

  3. condescending or patronizing behaviour which is intended to undermine self esteem, diminish performance or adversely affect working and playing conditions.

  4. practical jokes which endanger a person’s safety, or negatively affect performance.

  5. unwanted or inappropriate physical contact such as touching/ petting, pinching, kissing, persistent sexual flirtations, advances, requests, invitations, physical or sexual assault.

  6. words or actions which are known or should reasonably be known to be offensive, embarrassing, humiliating, demeaning, or Psychological abuse.

  7. behaviours such as those described above that are not directed towards a specific individual or group but have the same effect of creating a negative or hostile environment.

  8. retaliation or threats of retaliation against an individual or group who reports harassment to PRSFS

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