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CWCF Event Anti-Harassment Code of Conduct

In light of increasing legislative requirements in various provinces regarding anti-harassment, and more importantly because CWCF wishes to create a safe environment at all conferences, CWCF’s Board has enacted this Code of Conduct, for all CWCF events.


All attendees including speakers, sponsors and volunteers at CWCF conferences and events are required to agree with this Code of Conduct. Conference organizers[1] will enforce this code throughout each event. We expect cooperation from all participants to help ensure a safe environment for everyone.

The Quick Version

CWCF is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, and religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, and online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned, or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organizers. They may also be barred from attending future CWCF conferences.

[1] “Organizers” means CWCF Board and staff members, with the lead taken by the CWCF Human Resources Committee.


For the full version, see the attachment.

For anyone who wishes to submit a complaint anonymously, a link to an anonymous form will be provided on this page prior to CWCF’s next conference.