Our Policies & Procedures
Unacceptable Behavior Policy
It is the policy of YouthNet that unacceptable behaviours will not be tolerated on the part of mentors or mentees while participating in the program. This policy is in addition to behavioural requirements stipulated in other policies or procedures within this manual. This policy in no way is intended to replace or take precedence over other policies or procedures including, but not limited to, the following:
- Confidentiality Policy
- Transportation Policy
- Visitation Policy
- Mandatory Reporting Policy
- Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, and Firearms Policy
A number of behaviours are regarded as incompatible with YouthNet’s goals, values, and program standards and are therefore considered unacceptable and prohibited while participants are engaged in mentoring activities:
- Expletive language or profanity.
- Unwelcome physical contact, such as inappropriate touching, patting, pinching, punching, and physical assault.
- Unwelcome physical, verbal, visual, or behavioural mannerisms or conduct that denigrates or shows hostility or aversion toward any individual.
- Demeaning or exploitive behaviour of either a sexual or nonsexual nature, including threats of such behaviour.
- Display of demeaning, suggestive, or pornographic material.
- Known sexual abuse or neglect of a child.
- Denigration, public or private, of any mentee, parent/guardian, school officials or family member.
- Denigration, public or private, of political or religious institutions or their leaders.
- Intentional violation of any local law.
- Drinking while driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Possession of illegal substances.
Any unacceptable behaviour, as specified but not limited to the above, will result in a warning and/or disciplinary action including suspension or termination from participation in the program.