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CSPC 2020 Committee Guiding Principles

These principles apply to all volunteers of the Canadian Science Policy Centre. We greatly value these principles and request that you abide by and respect the terms below:

1. Respect

As a volunteer, you are responsible for upholding the integrity of the Canadian Science Policy Centre. We ask that you conduct yourself in a manner that fosters a positive and productive environment. This includes refraining from using any inappropriate language or physical gestures, during any time acting on behalf of CSPC and while participating in CSPC events. This also means allowing for a free flow of information and dialogue without judgment, during all CSPC discussions, such as, but not limited to, meetings, online correspondence or events. At CSPC we have a strong commitment to being inclusive and fostering a diverse team. In the event of differences of opinions, we ask volunteers to express their thoughts in a respectful and considerate manner.

2. Commitment & Proactiveness

Volunteers for CSPC are required to commit to ongoing participation in their subcommittees throughout the entire duration of planning and executing the 2020 Conference. CSPC volunteers are located across the country, so participation is largely through online communication. You will be asked to actively and consistently engage in the appropriate online forums, organized by your respective committee. Like any volunteer work, you will be required to be proactive in providing ideas, sharing best practices, and coming up with approaches that reflect your commitment to the science policy scene in Canada. Commit to good performance, CSPC is relying on you.

3. Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure

All volunteers will agree to make all reasonable, necessary and appropriate efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of all of CSPC’s Confidential Information. The term “Confidential Information” includes all information provided by or on behalf of CSPC to you, including but not limited to: all documents that are shared with you in googledocs or via email communications,  its contacts and databases, strategic plan, budgets, business plans, educational programs, external relations, communications, networking opportunities, education and outreach activities, research initiatives, as well as the various versions or formats into which such information may be converted or any derivatives thereof.

4. EDI principles

Volunteers will agree to abide by CSPC’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion objectives. This includes inclusive practices to increase the participation of underrepresented groups as part of a strategic plan.
We expect all volunteers to recognize that they represent CSPC in their professional communications, with words and actions that meet our commitment and lead by example for our community.