Education Beyond Borders (EBB) – Code of Conduct
It is the responsibility of each EBB member, employee and volunteer to understand, respect and advance the values and approach of our organization and to comply with Canadian, host-country and online protocols of behaviour.
EBB prohibits discrimination based on race, colour, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, religion, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, marital or family status or any other legally protected characteristic. EBB prohibits any conduct that singles out an employee, member, volunteer, person or group in a negative way because of these characteristics. Harassment can take many forms, including offensive remarks, unwelcome advances, requests for sexual favours, jokes, and ethnic, racist, or sexual slurs. Any form of harassment is a violation of EBB philosophy and policies.
EBB, which includes its members individually or in groups, is not permitted to lobby for political or religious positions at home or abroad. We can, however, promote the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as determined by a United Nations charter within the context of our international work. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights focuses on inalienable, such as freedom, a respect for diversity, and the ability to participate in a democratic society.
Membership in EBB and access to our operations, programs, services, and members is a privilege and opportunity. Membership and privileges are revocable should EBB members, or organizations using our name and operations, or organizations that we may partner with (a) do so without our consent (b) conduct activities that violate our own discrimination policy, international law, or common decency (at EBB’s discretion) (c) engage in actions inconsistent with the values described in this document. For example, EBB stands firmly against corporal punishment. Should teachers participate in such activities, they may no longer remain members in good standing.
All teachers in facilitator, trainer or other leadership roles with EBB agree to comply with all applicable governmental directives, laws, rules, and regulations associated with Education Beyond Borders (EBB) program and will continue to do so while participating in any EBB programs. They will not use EBB resources, reputation, or goodwill for personal or organizational gain or to further any cause, be it political, religious, or otherwise that is outside the stated mission of EBB without express permission.
They agree and promise to indemnify and hold harmless Education Beyond Borders (EBB) for and against any and all claims, losses, damages, and costs of any nature whatsoever arising out of use by the undersigned of EBB website, tools, open educational resources and third-party resources and any and all events, conferences, teacher training activities. This indemnity and hold harmless applies to all claims, losses, damages or costs resulting from acts or omissions of the undersigned, as well as from acts or omissions of EBB, including, specifically, any act of negligence on the part of EBB. This indemnity and hold harmless shall also cover all reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by EBB to prosecute or defend any claim covered by this agreement.