Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct:

  1. Be inclusive.
    We welcome and support people of all backgrounds and identities. This
    includes, but is not limited to members of any sexual orientation, gender
    identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, national origin, social and
    economic class, educational level, colour, immigration status, sex, age, size,
    family status, political belief, religion, and mental and physical ability.
  2. Be considerate.
    We all depend on each other to produce the best work we can as a company.
    Your decisions will affect clients and colleagues, and you should take those
    consequences into account when making decisions.
  3. Be respectful.
    We won’t all agree all the time, but disagreement is no excuse for disrespectful
    behaviour. We will all experience frustration from time to time, but we cannot
    allow that frustration become personal attacks. An environment where people
    feel uncomfortable or threatened is not a productive or creative one.
  4. Choose your words carefully.
    Always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind to others. Do not insult or put
    down others. Harassment and exclusionary behaviour aren’t acceptable. This
    includes, but is not limited to:
    ● Threats of violence.
    ● Insubordination.
    ● Discriminatory jokes and language.
    ● Sharing sexually explicit or violent material via electronic devices or
    other means.
    ● Personal insults, especially those using racist or sexist terms.
    ● Unwelcome sexual attention.
    ● Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behaviour.
  5. Don’t harass.
    In general, if someone asks you to stop something, then stop. When we
    disagree, try to understand why. Differences of opinion and disagreements are
    mostly unavoidable. What is important is that we resolve disagreements and
    differing views constructively.
  6. Make differences into strengths.
    We can find strength in diversity. Different people have different perspectives
    on issues, and that can be valuable for solving problems or generating new
    ideas. Being unable to understand why someone holds a viewpoint doesn’t
    mean that they’re wrong. Don’t forget that we all make mistakes, and blaming
    each other doesn’t get us anywhere.
    Instead, focus on resolving issues and learning from mistakes.