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mentioned information outside of this centre or with persons not associated with the centre is strictly prohibited. All staff, students, volunteers must abide by and sign a contract of confidentiality. 3.18 Harassment or Discrimination It is the intent of Kids Connection Care & Education to provide an environment free from all verbal, physical and visual forms of harassment. All parents, employees and volunteers are expected to be sensitive to, and respectful of, other parents, their co-workers and others with whom they come into contact while representing the Corporation. The Corporation prohibits all forms of harassment, whether due to sex, sexual orientation, race, colour, religion, national origin, age, disability, political ideology or any other reason. Harassment can be difficult to define and misconceptions abound. We urge parents, employees and volunteers to use our harassment reporting policy without worrying about whether the conduct involved would be considered harassment in the legal sense. If the employee considers the conduct to be harassment, report it. This policy is intended to assist the Corporation in addressing not only illegal harassment but also any conduct that is offensive and inappropriate in this work environment. Reporting procedure: If at any time a parent, employee or volunteer believes s/he is being subjected to harassment or discrimination, or if an individual becomes aware of such conduct being directed at another individual, or if the individual believes another individual has received more favourable treatment because of discrimination, please promptly notify the Executive Director or Area Supervisor. This applies to harassment or discrimination caused by anyone with whom you come into contact; administrators, co-workers, parents, community or board members and others. All reported incidents will be investigated under the following guidelines:  All complaints will be kept confidential to the fullest extent possible and will be disclosed only to the Board of Directors, as necessary, to allow an investigation and respond to the complaint.  Only those involved in the incident will be involved in the investigation and follow up. Anyone who is found to have violated our harassment policy is subject to disciplinary action up to and including immediate discharge. Disciplinary action will depend on the gravity of the offense. We will take whatever action we deem necessary to prevent an offense from being repeated. We will not permit retaliation against anyone who makes a complaint or who co-operates in an investigation. Report all incidents of harassment, discrimination or other inappropriate behaviour as soon as possible. Kids Connection Care & Education is committed to providing our parents, employees or volunteers with a pleasant and productive environment, but issues must be brought to the attention of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors


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