WCSFP Code of Conduct

The WCSFP is committed to providing a friendly, safe, respectful and welcoming environment for all, regardless of age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed, disability, family status, marital status (including single status), gender identity, gender expression, record of offences, sex (including pregnancy and breastfeeding), and sexual orientation.

The WCSFP’s Code of Conduct will ensure that all attendees including:

have positive experiences at our events where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

By entering our events, you accept our General Policies and agree to abide by our Code of Conduct.

The WCSFP will not tolerate harassment and violence against or by any person at any WCSFP events.

Harassment is defined as:

Some examples of harassment include:

Sexual Harassment is defined as:

Some examples of sexual harassment include:

Violence means, but is not limited to:

In addition, the WCSFP will not tolerate the use of derogatory or discriminatory language, gestures or actions, including any form of racial, religious, sexist or ethnic slurs, or any other targeted comments which are intended or ought reasonably to be known to cause personal offense to another WCSFP participant either in-person or online.

Consequences of Violations of the Code of Conduct

Violations of this Code of Conduct will not be tolerated whether by an attendees, guests, staff, vendors, media, sponsors and partners. Anyone asked to stop unacceptable behaviour is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in unacceptable behavior, the WCSFP may, at its sole discretion, expel the participant from the event and/or future events, without warning or refund, and, if appropriate, solicit the involvement of local law enforcement.

Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee acting in violation of this Code of Conduct should immediately report the attendee to a senior on-site staff member of the WCSFP.

Please contact [email protected] if you believe that you’ve observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct. The WCSFP will take all reasonable and practical measures to investigate and address all instances of harassment, sexual harassment, and violence.

All violations of the law should be reported to local law enforcement.