C2022 Code of Conduct

C2022 is committed to having a safe and welcoming space that respects and values diverse perspectives and experiences. All conference delegates are expected to uphold the following principles throughout the duration of the conference.

  • There will be zero-tolerance for discriminatory and/or harassing behaviour or conduct of any kind. Event organizers reserve the right to take any necessary actions, including the immediate removal from the conference without refund, in response to any unacceptable behaviour.
  • All communication between all conference delegates at all times reflects principles of inclusion, equity and respect particularly but not limited to gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic position, status, religion, age, geographic location, and physical appearance.
  • Engagement between all conference delegates is to be done collegially and in a manner that actualizes goals of professional educational exchange.
  • All engagements between conference delegates must be professional and consensual at all times.
  • All conference delegates must ensure that levels of intimacy – verbally or otherwise – are appropriate, welcomed, and consensual.
  • All conference delegates must respect people’s wishes to cease engagement and contact.
  • For all presentations, attendees must take actions to enable speakers to be fully heard, taking care to minimize disruptions and contribute positively when invited to do so.
  • All conference delegates must promote a safe space that welcomes the respectful exchange of different and sometimes competing ideas in a community that values a diversity of perspectives.
  • For online workshops, attendees must only download documents made available by presenters for this purpose and sharing according to the wishes of presenters while crediting the authors appropriately.

In 2020, the CES worked with equity, diversity, and inclusion experts to develop a self-study course available to CES members entitled, “Foundations for Creating Cultures of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)” to support evaluators and leaders wishing to integrate DEI in their practice and organizations. We encourage you to access the course to help prepare you to engage in C2022 in a fruitful and culturally safe way.

Should you have a code of conduct concern during a C2022 session, you can either let the host know, a conference volunteer, or email us at conferencecommittee@evaluationcanada.ca. Our Code of Conduct lead is monitoring this email address throughout the conference.