The Lifesaving Society is committed to providing an environment
free of harassment. All individuals should be treated with respect
and dignity. Each person has the right to participate and work in
an amicable environment free of harassment.
All persons are encouraged to make it known that behavior
contrary to this policy is unwelcome and offensive and to attempt
to ameliorate the situation directly.
If necessary, steps may be taken under this policy. Individuals
are reminded that they continue to have the right to seek redress
from the Ontario Human Rights Commission and under the Criminal
Code of Canada.
The Society's anti-harassment policy applies to Honorary
Members, Active Members, Award Members, and staff of the Lifesaving
Society Ontario when ostensibly acting in that capacity.
"Harassment" is defined as engaging in a course of vexatious
comment or conduct that is known or ought reasonably to be known
unwelcome. A "complainant" is a person who alleges that harassment
has occurred. A "respondent" is a person against whom the
complainant's allegation is directed.
If unable to resolve the situation directly with the respondent,
a complainant may report the alleged harassment to the
Ontario Executive Director
or, failing the Executive Director, the Ontario President . The Executive Director (or
the President) shall ensure that an investigation into the
circumstances of the allegations is conducted and appropriate
disciplinary measures are taken if warranted.