The Army Cadet League of Canada – Alberta Branch will not tolerate or condone behaviour that is likely to undermine
the dignity or self-respect of an individual or which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
All employees, volunteers and league members shall be treated, and shall treat others, in a respectful manner, free
from discrimination or harassment because of race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual
orientation, marital status, family status, disability, physical or economic differences. All communication, whether it
be with adults or cadets, shall be conducted in calm, non-discriminatory and non-judgemental language.
Discrimination is defined as directly or indirectly refusing to employ, terminating one’s employment and/or making
adverse distinctions between employees/volunteers on the basis of one or more prohibited grounds.
Harassment is defined as engaging in offensive behavior, conduct or comment(s) against another person(s) that is
known, or ought to reasonably be known, to be unwelcome; this includes sexual harassment. It may be unwelcome,
unwanted, offensive or objectionable conduct that may have the effect of creating intimidating, hostile or offensive
environments and/or denying an individual dignity and respect.
For the purpose of this policy, a prohibited ground is one of those listed in the Canadian Human Rights Act.
All volunteers, employees and league members shall abide by all provisions of the policies of the Army Cadet League
of Canada and the Army Cadet League of Canada – Alberta Branch; all regulations for volunteers issued by the
Department of National Defence Cadet Administrative and Training Orders (CATO) shall be observed.
No volunteer, employee or league member shall utilize access to cadets or volunteer privileges for personal gain. All
volunteers, employees and league members are expected to be judicious in making physical contact with cadets and
when required, shall obtain the cadet’s permission for physical contact prior to doing so.
All volunteers, employees and league members shall not obstruct the Commanding Officer or responsible staff
member in any way with regards to the execution of their duties as per the Canadian Cadet Program.
No volunteer, employee or league member shall abuse any staff, parent, cadet, officer, employee, or volunteer,
either physically or verbally.
Any violation of this policy shall be immediately forwarded in writing to the secretary who shall forward the
complaint to the Board of Governors for review and remedial action within 5 business days. Each violation shall be
reviewed and investigated individually and disciplinary actions will be made in consideration for that specific case.
Possible actions may include, but are not limited to, written letters of warning, termination of employment, removal
from board positions and/or league membership being revoked. The Board of Governors reserves the right to
forward all violations of this policy to the applicable RCMP Detachment/police department for further investigation
and possible disciplinary action. Incidents involving military members and civilian instructors will be forwarded to
the applicable military authority.
Army Cadet League of Canada – Alberta Branch
Board of Governors
May 30, 2017