Code of Conduct

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You are a Representative of your Community. Your personal conduct, both in and out of the conference, reflects upon you and your community.

 

It’s a Matter of Respect

You are a guest and through the simple show of respect you can assure yourself and the other delegates a warm and memorable gathering.

  • Respect for all the participants of the conference.
  • Respect for the social/cultural values of youth from other communities.
  • Respect for regulations and standards set down by the organizing body and host community.
  • Respect for people of the host organization (staff, volunteers, guests, presenters, service personnel).

 

Disciplinary Policies and Procedures

  • THERE WILL BE ABSOLUTELY ZERO TOLERANCE FOR DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE BY DELEGATES OR CHAPERONES.
  • Weapons brought into the conference sites and/or criminal activity of any kind will not be tolerated.
  • Smoking of tobacco and other products (including e-cigarettes) is prohibited on all premises, and facilities. The exception to this policy is the cultural and ceremonial use of Indigenous traditional medicines such as tobacco, sage, cedar, and sweetgrass. The use of these MUST be approved by GOV team prior to use. If you plan on using any medicines, please email: gatheringourvoices@bcaafc.com 

*Offenders of the Code of Conduct will have all privileges suspended, along with their group, and will be asked to leave the event.*

 

Curfew

We ask that ALL participants and chaperones respect the event curfew of 11:30 pm. Participants are asked to be at their accommodations by the curfew time.

 

Recreational Activities

In recreational activities, participants will represent their community with dignity, personal integrity, and spirit of good sportsmanship and fair play. Please bring proper clothing and shoes.

 

Dance Party Rules 

1) Youth will not be allowed in or allowed to leave without a chaperone. Youth under 18 without chaperones will not be admitted, and will be detained until their Chaperone arrives to collect them.

2) Chaperones must arrive, stay and leave with youth. Chaperones are required to attend with their youth under 18 years of age, in the standard 5:1 ratio. 

3) There is no exit/re-entry: doors open at 7:00pm and will close promptly at 8:30pm. If one youth wants to leave, the entire group must leave.  Chaperones must remain with their youth until the end of the dance or until the group decides to leave together.

4) Everyone will be searched prior to entry and required to check all bags, purses and coats. Sweaters and hats are permitted, but not recommended; the ballroom gets warm.  The only exceptions will be bags necessary to carry medical items that cannot fit in a pocket. Water will be provided as well as feminine products bathrooms.  

5) Zero tolerance for drugs or alcohol use, and no outside food or drinks.

6) Offenders of these rules will not be permitted entrance and may be removed from the event