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Code of Conduct

Cast & Crew Members, instructors, volunteers, and staff are expected to treat one another with respect, fairness, dignity, and professionalism. Cast & Crew members respect each other as artists and as individuals. Jarico Films for Youth is committed to providing a space that is psychologically and physically safe.


In addition to following all guidelines set out by Jarico Films for Youth, members, instructors, and staff are asked to go beyond what is required by law and behave in a way that helps to create a place where people feel comfortable and safe.

Unwillingness to follow the Code of Conduct may result in suspension or termination of membership. By participating in our programs and entering our spaces, it is understood that you will abide by these policies.

Anti-Discrimination Policy:

In keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Jarico Films for Youth prohibits discrimination or harassment and protects the right to be free from hate activity based on age, ancestry, citizenship, creed (religion), colour, disability, ethnic origin, family status, gender identity, level of literacy, marital status, place of origin, membership in a union or staff association, political affiliation, race, receipt of public assistance, record of offences, sexual orientation or any other personal characteristic by or within the organization.

Anti-Violence Policy:

The following activities will not be tolerated and will result in an immediate minimum 3-month suspension of membership.

  • harassment and sexual harassment 

  • physical violence

  • loud continued verbal abuse of participants, staff, instructors, volunteers or members of the public, which is deemed to be aggressive, intimidating, or having the objective of inciting violence

  • damaging another artist’s work

  • physical vandalism to the building or equipment

  • refusal to exit the building in accordance with the rules as a means of disrupting activity or continuing to intimidate staff, instructors or participants

  • any overt activity aimed at intimidating, and which can be seen as promoting or escalating potential situation


Further measures to protect the safety of Jarico Films for Youth community will be taken if required and

emergency services may be called.


Conflicts External to Jarico Films for Youth:

Cast & Crew  members may encounter one another outside of Jarico Films for Youth, in external arts projects or in the community at large, and it is possible for conflicts to arise in these situations. Jarico Films for Youth cannot become involved in resolving issues between members that take place outside of Jarico Films for Youth spaces and programs. Cast & Crew Members are expected to respect the role of the organization and treat other Cast & Crew members professionally and with respect.

Commitment and Attendance:

We understand that changes in schedule can occur, but regular attendance ensures a quality experience for all.


The level of commitment required for the completion of a program will vary from program to program. Everyone who participates in registered courses led by an instructor at Jarico Films for Youth is expected to be professional and respectful of the guidelines set forth and communicate with instructors and staff if issues concerning commitment or attendance arise.

Once members are accepted into a program, it is understood that they will attend on time and stay for the full duration. Continued lateness or leaving early can be disruptive and disrespectful.

Conflict Resolution Policy & Strategies:

‘Conflict Resolution’ refers to interpersonal conflicts, as well as individual incidents, that could potentially occur between Cast & Crew members, staff, instructors, volunteers or anyone else attending Jarico Films for Youth programs or activities. Resolving issues productively is important to us at Jarico Films for Youth and depending on the nature of the incident, the following protocol should be used to assist in finding solutions:

First Incident

Informal conversation attempting to address the issue as soon as it arises with Jarico Films for Youth staff.

Second Incident

Explanation and documentation of issue with Jarico Films for Youth staff. Second formal conversation to address the issue (with staff).

Third Incident

Communicate conditions of continued participation and establish a period of probation or withdrawal from program(s) or membership where applicable.

Violent Incidents

will result in an immediate minimum 3-month suspension of membership and could result in permanent termination of membership.

Reporting Incidences:

Should an instructor, Cast or Crew member, or volunteer witness or experience anything in violation of this code of conduct, please report it verbally or in writing to an appropriate staff member as soon as possible.


Should an instructor, member, or volunteer experience anything in violation of this code of conduct relating to a staff member, please report it directly with the Board of Directors at


All reports will be completely confidential and anonymous.

Together, Jarico Films for Youth Staff, members, instructors, and volunteers must ensure that our creative environment is psychologically and physically safe for all participants.

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