CODE OF CONDUCT - EAST END BOYS CLUB
The East End Boys Club believes that this youth program should be a place for safe and purposeful learning. Consequently, the EEBC expects that youth will actively participate through effort and punctual, regular attendance in their assigned program. EEBC rules and policies shall apply to youth while at EEBC meetings, events, during the travel to and from those events and in any other circumstances (including online) where engaging in the activity will have an impact on the EEBC environment and/or youth learning.
EEBC EXPECTATIONS FOR YOUTH
The EEBC believes that appropriate youth conduct which is based on respect for oneself and for others is essential to the development of responsible citizens. The EEBC promotes the values expressed in the BC Human Rights Code respecting the rights of all individuals in accordance with the law – prohibiting discrimination based on race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, sex or sexual orientation – in respect of discriminatory publication and discrimination in accommodation, service and facility in the EEBC environment. Youth behaviour, dress and decorum shall be in accordance with generally accepted community standards and appropriate for the educational environment. Appropriate behaviour is a responsibility shared among the youth and their parents/guardians.
A The EEBC requires youth to observe the following expectations:
Attend EEBC meetings regularly, be punctual, and take responsibility for your commitments.
Observe EEBC rules and the youth code of conduct.
Respect the rights of others and their property.
Respect the health and safety of others.
Respect the educational process and the learning environment of others.
Respect the authority of all EEBC mentors.
Conduct yourself in a manner that brings credit to the EEBC at all times.
B The EEBC forbids the following:
Physical violence, intimidation or threats.
The possession, use or distribution of illegal or restricted drugs, including alcohol.
The carrying or possession of weapons or simulated weapons.
Verbal abuse, profanity, racism, and sexism.
Disruption of the learning environment.
Vandalism of property.
Breaches of these rules including the defiance of EEBC mentors, will be viewed most seriously and may result in possible dismissal. In some cases, it may be appropriate for the EEBC to involve the participation of the Police.
Parents and youth should know the EEBC authorizes appropriate personnel to discipline youth in their meetings, events, and in extra curricular situations.
CONSEQUENCES AND DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES
Disciplinary action at EEBC will be determined by each individual situation. All youth and parents should recognize and respect the disciplinary role of EEBC Mentors, in the EEBC at large and in all extra-curricular situations. In addition, other adults such as supervisory and EEBC aides may play an important role. Disciplinary actions may take a variety of forms which may include, but not be limited to, reprimand, service work and loss of privileges. Special considerations may apply to youth with special needs, if they are unable to comply with the Code of Conduct due to having a disability of an intellectual, physical, sensory, emotional or behavioural nature.
As described in the previous section on EEBC Expectations, some behaviours will be viewed as so serious that they may result in possible dismissal. In some instances, it may be appropriate to combine two or more of the above consequences. In many cases youth should expect the EEBC to contact parents. The EEBC believes that our expectations for youth conduct, and possible consequences, are designed to give due consideration to the following:
Maintaining a positive and safe learning environment.
Respecting the dignity of others, their rights and properties.
Providing positive guidelines for youth behaviour.
Encouraging and promoting educational opportunities for youth.
Fostering, appropriate to age, a sense of personal responsibility, honesty, and self-discipline.
Fostering cooperation with other youth in the achievement of their intellectual, social and career goals.
Through the observance of the above, all youth at EEBC shall ensure their participation in a safe, and purposeful education.
Youth engaged in behaviour that interferes with the general welfare of youth or the learning environment of the EEBC may be subject to disciplinary action even when this behaviour occurs off of EEBC property or during a time when the youth is not under direct EEBC supervision such as lunch hour or going to and from EEBC, or while online.
EDUCATIONAL ETHICS POLICY
The EEBC aspires to develop honest, ethical and accomplished youth capable of being responsible citizens in Canadian society.