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Code of conduct

NTSC Members and Guests:

  1. Abide by and uphold the Club's Bylaws, Harassment Policy and Code of Conduct.
  2. Treat other Members, Guests, staff of venues and other patrons (where a Club Activity is being held) fairly, equally and with respect and courtesy.
  3. Behave responsibly and conduct themselves in a manner which will not damage the reputation of the Club, its Activites and Members.
  4. Refrain from Unacceptable Behaviour or Harassment of other Members and Guests.
  5. Abide by all local laws and regulations.
  6. Will not participate in any on-snow activity while impaired by alcohol, cannabis or medication, and in addition, the use or sale of illegal substances shall not be permitted during any Club activity whatsoever.
  7. Acknowledge and abide by the Alpine Responsibility Code and Cross Country Responsibility Code while skiing and/or snowboarding. For details refer to: https://www.skipatrol.ca/safety-injury-prevention/responsibility-codes/
  8. Refrain from using the Club as a forum to publish, post, distribute, or disseminate any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials.
  9. Refrain from promoting my products or services within the Club and not post commercial offers or promotions in the Club or on the Club's social media sites.
  10. Honour personal debts to the Club:
  11. Pay any fees in a timely manner, in relation to a Club Activity which has been committed to, regardless of whether the Member attends the event or not.
  12. Acknowledge that tickets for Club Activity’s cannot be transferred or sold to a non-Member.

NTSC Volunteers:

The services we provide at North Toronto Ski Club are built on trust from our members and volunteers. To fulfill your obligation of trust as a volunteer or member of the Board of Directors, North Toronto Ski Club requires that you perform your role with honesty, in good faith, and in the best interests of North Toronto Ski Club and our members. While innumerable situations could arise requiring a response from Board, Chair and general volunteers, we expect everyone to exercise sound judgment and reasonable prudence appropriate to the circumstances and in a manner that protects North Toronto Ski Club against possible liability or risk.

Creating a Safe Environment:

We all share the responsibility of safeguarding the well-being of our members. These responsibilities include the following:

  • protecting North Toronto Ski Club (NTSC) and its members confidential information;
  • providing a thorough orientation to the role and the organization
  • providing adequate training, supervision, and volunteer program management;
  • communicating clear duties and expectations;
  • ensuring a safe and secure volunteer environment: assessing risk and eliminating or controlling risk that could include bodily harm, personal injury, loss of North Toronto Ski Club reputation, financial loss and property damage;
  • protecting North Toronto Ski Club from any legal liability;

Social Media:

Social media and networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, and personal blogs, have become a major method of communication . Be aware that usage of these, or similar, sites may reflect upon North Toronto Ski Club. Discretion and professional judgment should be used in all online activities. Some elements of the social media guidelines are as follows:

  • Chairpersons and volunteers must identify themselves as being from North Toronto Ski Club if they are using these sites for club-related purposes. Use of social media for work-related purposes must be confirmed with the Board.
  • Confidentiality and proprietary data policies must be observed. Do not post internal information, or personal details about any member in any social networking site.
  • Personal blogs and other postings containing any reference to North Toronto Ski Club should contain a disclaimer indicating that the views expressed are those of the author and do not represent those of North Toronto Ski Club.
  • Chairpersons/ volunteers must not use personal blogs or networking sites to harass, bully, or intimidate other members.
  • Chairpersons/volunteers should use privacy settings on personal profiles, with the understanding that there is no guarantee of complete privacy on the internet. Be aware that actions conveyed through images, posts, or comments can reflect on North Toronto Ski Club.

NTSC Website and Social Media Profiles:

  • NTSC retains full rights to its website and NTSC Social Media Profiles (NTSC Facebook, "friends of NTSC" Facebook, Instagram, etc)
  • At all times, NTSC volunteers agree to cooperate in good faith with NTSC to ensure that NTSC has the ability to access and control its website and all NTSC Social Media Profiles.
  • As the exclusive property of NTSC – the website and NTSC Social Media Profiles will be retained by NTSC by upon the completion of the volunteer's term.
  • Access rights:
      • Two or more volunteers/board members must have access to “admin” status to each NTSC Social Media Profiles.
      • Each volunteer who manages or has access to NTSC Social Media Profiles will provide the active username and password to the NTSC Social Media Profiles to the Operations Director upon completion of their volunteer term.

NTSC Property:

NTSC Volunteers agree to return to the NTSC all NTSC property in their possession upon the completion of their volunteer term.

Responsibility and Consequences:

You are ultimately responsible for meeting acceptable standards of self-discipline and ethical, professional conduct. A breach of conduct in your dealings with our members, colleagues or members of the public may result in serious consequences, up to and including dismissal form the club.

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