Code of Conduct

All participants of Equipages are expected to abide by our Code of Conduct, both online and during in-person events that are hosted and/or associated with Equipages.

The Pledge

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our project and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, level of experience, nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity and orientation.

The Standards

Examples of behaviour that contributes to creating a positive environment include:

  • Using welcoming and inclusive language
  • Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
  • *Unless specifically stated that advice is not being requested* – gracefully accepting *constructive* criticism
  • Nurturing a caring and respectful community environment

Examples of unacceptable behaviour by participants include:

  • Trolling, insulting/derogatory comments, public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
  • Not being respectful to reasonable communication boundaries, such as ‘leave me alone,’ ‘go away,’ or ‘I’m not discussing this with you.’
  • The usage of sexualised language or imagery and unwelcome sexual attention or advances
  • Swearing, usage of strong or disturbing language
  • Demonstrating the graphics or any other content you know may be considered disturbing
  • Starting and/or participating in arguments related to politics
  • Assuming or promoting any kind of inequality including but not limited to: age, body size, disability, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, nationality and race, personal appearance, religion, or sexual identity and orientation
  • Drug promotion of any kind
  • Attacking personal tastes
  • Other conduct which you know could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting.

Enforcement

Violations of the Code of Conduct may be reported by sending an email to juliagor@equipages.ca. All reports will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Further details of specific enforcement policies may be posted separately.

We hold the right and responsibility to remove comments or other contributions that are not aligned to this Code of Conduct, or to ban temporarily or permanently any members for other behaviours that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive, or harmful.

Compliance Policy

The Compliance Policy applies to all employees, all functions, all units in the Group, and all regulated legal entities once adopted by Senior Management.

Our Compliance Policy (the Compliance Policy) sets out the principles and standards for compliance and management of compliance risks in EquiPages (the Partnership). The objective of this Compliance policy is to ensure compliance risks are identified, and adequately mitigated. The Partnership seeks to reduce compliance risks taking into account the nature, scale and complexity of the business. This is in alignment with the Partner strategy and Code of Conduct, which sets the Partnership’s vision to be recognised, and is deeply connected to treating customers fairly and conducting business with high integrity.

Compliance risks exists as an inherent part of doing business. Hence, compliance risk management in the Group is considered to be of key importance. The identification of compliance risks, their assessment and appropriate risk management shall be elements to consider in any process and form the basis for a risk based approach, when establishing appropriate and applicable countermeasures to mitigate the risk; including escalation of problematic cases according to the Partnership’s Escalation Policy. Monitoring complaints handling processes in the Partnership and using complaints as a relevant source of information for compliance reporting is one of the elements for the basis of risk based approach.