Executive Member's Code of Conduct

Executive Members need to demonstrate ethical and professional conduct to maintain the confidence of the membership and the public. This commitment includes proper use of authority and appropriate actions in group and individual behaviour when acting as Executive Members.

  1. Executive Members must be loyal to the interests of the membership
    over and above any:
      loyalty to advocacy or interest groups, and membership on other Executives or staffs;
      personal interest of any Executive Members acting as an individual consumer of this organization’s services.
  2. Executive Members are trustees of public confidence and securities. They must avoid any conflict of interest:
      There must be no self-dealing or any conduct of private business or personal services between any Executive Member and the Association. Exceptions can occur only when there is openness, competitive opportunity and equal access to information;
      Executive Members must not use their positions to obtain employment within the Society for themselves or their family members; If a Executive Member is considered for employment, he or she must temporarily withdraw from deliberation, voting and access to applicable Association information.
  3. Executive Members must not exert any individual authority over the Association except as stated in the Association’s policies.
      Individual Executive Members do not have any authority to speak for the Association when they interact with staff, the public, the press and other entities unless granted this authority by the whole Executive.
  4. Executive Members deal with outside entities or individuals, with clients and staff and with each other using fair play, ethics and straightforward communication.