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Calgary Hellenic Code of Conduct

Calgary Hellenic Code of Conduct, Human Rights and Harassment &
Violence Prevention Policy

Hellenic Community of Calgary, a legal society in Alberta with offices at 1 Tamarac Cres SW, Calgary Alberta, referred to herein as The Calgary Hellenic.

The following document outlines The Calgary Hellenics’ Code of Conduct, Human Rights and Harassment & Violence Prevention Policy (this “Policy”). The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that all members, staff, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, clients, and guests experience a positive, safe and professional environment. Our goal is to maintain that everyone is treated fairly and with the utmost respect. It is imperative that all individuals adhere to these policies in order to ensure that we maintain a fair and harmonious community.

This Policy applies to all employees, staff, members, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, clients and guests of The Calgary Hellenic.

Please read this document thoroughly and contact The Calgary Hellenic council members if you need clarification or have any questions.

Adhering to the following polices is a condition of your membership with The Calgary Hellenic. Failure to comply with any of the policies will be subject to disciplinary action up to termination of membership and/or expulsion from the premises. Certain policies are enforced by Provincial and Federal Laws and may also be prohibited by Occupational Health and Safety or Human Rights legislation. Subsequently, further legal action may be taken by The Calgary Hellenic.

Please note that in order to ensure our continued success, certain policies may be added or adjusted from time to time. Updates to The Calgary Hellenics’ Code of Conduct, Human Rights and Harassment & Violence Prevention Policies will be posted online and by available at the community office located at 1 Tamarac Cres SW, Calgary Alberta.


Communication whether verbal, gesture, written, or of any kind should be considerate, respectful, and polite. Verbal abuse will not be tolerated.


The Calgary Hellenic strictly prohibits and shall not tolerate harassment to any individual by members, staff, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, clients, and/or guests

Harassment is defined by any single incident or repeated incidents of objectionable or unwelcome act, comment, gesture, conduct, or display by a person that the person knows or ought to reasonably to know will or would cause offence or humiliation to an individual, or adversely affects a worker’s health and safety. Harassment includes discriminatory harassment, which is harassment because of a sex, gender, gender identity, race, colour, ethnic background, religion, nationality, ancestry, place of origin, source of income, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability or age. Reasonable action taken by The Calgary Hellenic relating to the management direction of staff or third parties is not harassment.


The Calgary Hellenic prohibits and shall not tolerate acts or threats of violence, bullying or intimidating behavior to any individual by members, staff, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, clients, and/or guests. We will take whatever steps are reasonable to protect our staff from the potential hazards associated with workplace violence.

Violence is threatened, attempted or actual conduct of a person that causes or is likely to cause physical or psychological injury or harm, and includes domestic or sexual violence.

Bullying or intimidating behavior is defined as and not limited to behavior which has the purpose of inspiring fear in an individual(s) and/or has the purpose of inhibiting speech or the actions of an individual(s).

Reporting and General Information

It is essential that all individuals report any incidents or knowledge of any incidents of harassment or violence to The Calgary Hellenic council members immediately, by contacting the Calgary Hellenic at The Calgary Hellenic will investigate and take appropriate corrective action to address all incidents and complaints of workplace harassment in a fair, respectful and timely manner.

The Calgary Hellenic will do our best to protect the privacy of all concerned as much as possible. We will not disclose the circumstances related to an incident of harassment or violence, or the names of the parties involved (including the complainant, the person alleged to have committed the harassment or violence, and any witnesses) except where necessary to investigate the incident, to take corrective action, to inform the parties involved in the incident of the results of the investigation and corrective action taken, to inform staff of a specific or general threat of violence or potential violence, or as required by law.

No staff can be penalized, reprimanded or in any way criticized when acting in good faith while following this Policy and the supporting procedures for addressing situations involving harassment or violence. This Policy does not discourage a staff member from exercising the worker’s right under any other law, including the Alberta Human Rights Act.

In support of this Policy, we have put in place workplace harassment and violence prevention procedures. It includes measures and procedures to protect staff from the hazard of harassment and violence, a means of summoning immediate assistance, and a process for staff to report incidents or raise concerns. We will ensure compliance with this Policy and that all staff will receive relevant information and instruction on the contents of this Policy. The Calgary Hellenic council members will adhere to this Policy and will be responsible for ensuring that measures and procedures are followed by staff and third parties, and that staff have the information they need to protect themselves.

DATED March 1, 2019