Code of Conduct
The purpose of the Code of Conduct is to reinforce MTBCO’s institutional values and to serve as a guide for moral, ethical, and legal behavior.
Adherence to the Code of Conduct promotes MTBCO’s reputation for integrity and honesty in the community and also ensures that MTBCO is compliant with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
- All Directors are entitled to contribute in an environment that is free of harassment, bullying and discrimination.
- MTBCO promotes an environment that is inclusive of all people and their unique abilities, strengths and differences.
- Directors are expected to act within and be aware of the relevant provincial and federal laws and regulations as they apply to the operations of MTBCO.
- Directors will not use MTBCO as a platform to express their personal political views.
- Directors will act jointly and accept a majority decision – making decisions collectively, standing by them and not acting individually unless specifically authorized to do so.
- When representing MTBCO, Directors will not generate conflict, mistrust, or spread misinformation when interacting with MTBCO partners, sponsors or membership.
- If a director becomes absent, unresponsive to communication, or intentionally breaks the code of conduct, all MTBCO assets, email accounts, and access to communications platforms may be seized by discretion of the Board.
- MTBCO assets will solely be used for MTBCO related activities.
- Directors shall not use MTBCO as an opportunity to promote their own personal business (unless through the sponsorship program) or influence board decisions that would benefit the director financially. With exemption to using their volunteer efforts as means to apply for vendor discounts (ie. Pro Programs/Deals).
- Directors will actively engage in discussion, debate and voting in meetings in a respectful manner.
- Directors are expected to spend a minimum 10 hours per month on Board related tasks and attend a minimum of 75% of scheduled Board meetings.
- Directors will be responsive to communications and answer emails, written messages and voice messages within 72 hours.
- Directors will attend a minimum of 2 events (including trail days) per year.
- Directors not meeting the requirements of their positions may be relieved of their duties at the President’s request, following a majority vote by the Directors.
- All Directors have read and understand the MTBCO Bylaws.
I declare my commitment to uphold the principles and standards of conduct outlined in the MTBCO Code. I understand that should I not adhere to the standards set out herein, I may face review and sanction by the MTBCO Board of Directors.