3.01.4 – Abuse

 

Intent

 

 

Abuse by a Calgary Rotary Challenger Park Society representative towards a CRCPS employee, volunteer or program participant includes the following:

a)     Physical Abuse:  Any injury including injury resulting from a reaction to an unwanted behaviour; a substantial and observable injury to any part of ones body as a result of non-accidental application of force;

b)     Emotional Abuse:  Rejection, deprivation of affection or cognitive stimulation, inappropriate criticism, threats, humiliation, accusations or expectations of or towards someone.

c)     Harassment:  Is a form of discrimination.  It includes any unwanted physical or verbal behaviour that offends or humiliates an individual.

 

  • Sexual Harrassment - Inappropriate exposure to or subjection of someone to sexual contact, activity or behaviour, including any form, i.e. verbal, physical or written unwanted advances that has a sexual overtone, i.e. jokes, touching and / or written material.

Procedures

In cases of alleged harassment or abuse the following will apply:

a) SSO

If the SSO has a complaint, the SSO will discuss the issue with the Board Chair or the Vice Chair, if the issue involves the Board Chair.

If the issue can not be resolved in the above discussion, the SSO can file a written complaint with the full Board of Directors.  In this situation the Board will meet in confidence, to discuss the matter, with a follow up meeting with the SSO to resolve the issue.

 

b) Staff Reporting to the SSO

In such a situation, the SSO will be required to inform and involve the Board Chair, unless the complaint involves the SSO, the individual will approach the Board Chair or Vice Chair.

If the matter can not be resolved, the Board Chair, will inform the Board, and the Board collectively will decide on the process to bring a resolution to the issue.

c) Volunteer or Participant in a CRCP Program

In such a situation, the SSO will be required to inform and involve the Board Chair, unless the complaint involves the SSO, the individual will approach the Board Chair or Vice Chair.

If the matter can not be resolved, the Board Chair, will inform the Board, and the Board collectively will decide on the process to bring a resolution to the issue.

 

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