All members of Flight Crew Run Club are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, during all runs and events that are hosted by and/or associated with Vancouver Running Company and/or Flight Crew Run Club.
We are brought together by our love of running. In the interest of fostering an open, welcoming, and inclusive environment, we believe in respect, compassion, understanding, and expect all Run Leaders and Ambassadors to act on these values.
We have no tolerance for any form of harassment; we expect everyone to act with compassion and to follow the social norms of the community.
In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of running experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.
Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
•Using welcoming and inclusive language
•Creating open and safe opportunities for discussion
•Being respectful and empathetic of differing experiences
•Referring to people by their preferred pronouns and using gender-neutral pronouns when uncertain
•Consider your language and how this may impact or exclude people in marginalized groups
•Help others in trouble - we encourage you to reach out to a community lead member if you see someone being treated disrespectfully
•Seek to support and converse with those who are new to the community
•Committing to ongoing diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racist learnings
Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:
•Any action that results in complaints from our community
•Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation
•Attacking personal tastes
•Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease
•Deliberate "outing" of any aspect of a person's identity
•Exclusionary jokes or comments
•Finding loopholes in the code of conduct
•Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm
•Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as 'leave me alone,' 'go away,' or 'I'm not discussing this with you.'
•Offensive comments related to a person's identity
•Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
•Sustained disruption of event programming
•The usage of sexualized language and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
•Threats of violence
•Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment
•Unwelcome physical contact
•Unwelcome remarks regarding a person's lifestyle choices and practices
•Unwelcome sexual attention
We pledge to prioritize marginalized people's safety over privileged people's comfort and therefore we will not act on complaints regarding:
'Reverse' -isms, including 'reverse racism,' 'reverse sexism,' and 'cisphobia'.
Reasonable communication of boundaries, such as "leave me alone," "go away," or "I'm not discussing this with you".
Communicating in a 'tone' you don't find congenial.
Criticizing racist, sexist, cissexist, or otherwise oppressive behaviour or assumptions.
In the unfortunate case that you see someone violating the code of conduct, please contact Clare Wilkes via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we've received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of Flight Crew Run Club members, Run Leaders or the general public.
All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Someone from the leadership team will approach anyone identified as participating in harassing behaviour and ask to cease any inappropriate activity or to disengage from our community immediately.
Respect is essential for everybody so if you feel uncomfortable, or suspect of someone's behaviour, approach Clare, Rob, Becky or Nick, and we will handle it with confidentiality and care.
Respect is essential for everybody so if you feel uncomfortable, or suspect of someone's behaviour, approach Clare (email@example.com) and we will handle it with confidentiality and care.
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