BC Non-Profit Housing Association (BCNPHA) is committed to creating and supporting a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment at our online and in-person events, as well as in our virtual education programs.
Professional ideas and information are exchanged most effectively in an atmosphere that is free of discrimination or harassment and is characterized by courtesy and respect. BCNPHA is dedicated to providing learning experiences free of harassment for everyone.
All event attendees, speakers, sponsors, and organizers must agree with the BCNPHA Code of Conduct as part of registering for our events and online learning opportunities. If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, please contact an event or session organizer immediately. Anonymity will be maintained as much as possible, but may be compromised if action is required.
Participants should exhibit appropriate professional conduct in their interactions with all individuals whom they encounter during an event or online learning platform. Inappropriate professional behaviours include but are not limited to:
BCNPHA reserves the right to assess whether an individual’s behaviour is consistent with these conduct expectations and, based on that assessment, the right to bestow, deny, revoke or limit participation in event or online learning activities. This policy also applies to BCNPHA partners, staff, event attendees, speakers, or the tradeshow at any event activity.
In addition to our policy for a harassment-free event, we have instituted numerous practices for enhancing the safety and comfort of everyone who participates in our events and communities.
BCNPHA prohibits the following list of behaviours, whether directed at other attendees, staff, speakers, exhibitors, or partners. This list is not meant to be comprehensive, but to give general guidance as to what constitutes harassing behaviour:
If you are asked to stop any harassing behaviour at an event, you are expected to comply immediately.
When attending one of our events or participating in an online education session, you consent to photography and video recording and its release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, web casts, promotional purposes, advertising, and inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by BCNPHA. Images, photos and/or videos may be used to promote similar BCNPHA events in the future, highlight the event and exhibit the capabilities of BCNPHA. When you register for an event or session, you release BCNPHA’s employees and each and all persons involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of photographs, computer images and/or video. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by BCNPHA or the person or entity designated to do so by BCNPHA.
BCNPHA ensures that the personal information of event delegates and online education participants is protected in compliance with applicable privacy legislation.
We respect and uphold an individual’s right to privacy and to the protection of personal information, and we are committed to ensuring compliance with applicable privacy legislation.
This policy applies to all event and/or online education participants, as well as to the staff, directors, members of BCNPHA, non-members, and partner organizations.