The United Way East Ontario Members Code of Conduct describes the expectations and obligations associated with membership in United Way East Ontario. As a condition of membership, all members of United Way East Ontario are required to conduct themselves consistent with the Members Code of Conduct. United Way East Ontario members must be in compliance with the Criteria for Membership and must in addition to the Code of Conduct review and agree to accept the Vision, Mission and Promise and the terms of reference. Members must also agree to act in the best interests of the organization and as such must agree to only use any information available to them as members for membership purposes and for the best interest of the organization.
The following Code of Conduct has been developed to assist members in achieving a level of conduct that will enable United Way East Ontario to achieve its mission.
- Members shall attend to their volunteer duties in a timely and professional manner.
- Members will practice fairness and honesty, and will encourage others to act in such an ethical manner without discrimination.
- Members will consistently display high personal standards, project a favourable image of United Way East Ontario and generally not engage in conduct or make public statements likely to harm, defame or otherwise discredit United Way East Ontario and those persons participating in the charity.
- Members will refrain from public criticism of fellow members, volunteers, directors or others participating with United Way East Ontario.
- Members will respect the dignity of others and refrain from the use of profane, insulting, or otherwise offensive language that constitutes harassment or abuse of others who are participating with United Way East Ontario.
- Members will maintain, at all times, the confidentiality of all records and other confidential information of United Way East Ontario.
- Members will not make use of or disclose United Way East Ontario confidential information or records, except on a need to know basis and in the course of undertaking affairs, governance and charitable activities of United Way East Ontario.
- Members will not use the confidential information obtained through their association with United Way East Ontario to further their private interests and will otherwise avoid conflicts of interest.
- Members will abide by the principles laid out in this Members Code of Conduct and comply with all applicable by-laws, rules and regulations, resolutions and policies (as listed below) of United Way East Ontario.
Respect in the Workplace
United Way East Ontario believes in the prevention of violence and promotes a violence-free workplace in which all people respect one another and work together to achieve the mission of the organization. United Way East Ontario is committed to taking all reasonable steps to ensure the health, safety and dignity of all employees, volunteers and members in its workplace. Employees, volunteers and members have the right to work in a safe and respectful environment, free of violence. Any act of workplace violence committed by or against any employee, volunteer, member, consultant, loaned or seconded personnel, intern, or visitor to/of United Way East Ontario, is unacceptable conduct that will not be tolerated. This policy applies to all activities that occur while on United Way East Ontario premises or while engaging in United Way East Ontario business, activities or social events.
Harassment is prohibited under the Ontario Human Rights Code, and all necessary measures must be taken to deal with such a situation of harassment for the employees, volunteers and members working with United Way East Ontario. This policy applies to all employees, volunteers, Board members, members,consultants, contract workers and loaned personnel to/of United Way East Ontario.
Vision, Mission and Promise
- Vision: The community is measurably better as a result of the work of United Way East Ontario and others
- Mission: To bring people and resources together to build a strong, healthy, safe community for all
- Promise: To invest resources where they’re needed most, and where they’ll have the greatest impact
If there is a breach of the Members Code of Conduct and/or a complaint filed with United Way East Ontario against a member, sanctions against the member whose conduct is in question may be appropriate. Relatively minor breaches may only warrant a caution or reprimand while more serious breaches may result in the termination of membership by the board of directors under its by-laws. All complaints will be reviewed by the corporate secretary.
If you have any questions about the Members Code of Conduct, please direct them to the Corporate Secretary.