The Phoenix Volleyball Club requires its members, including athletes, coaches, executive and parents, to abide by the Codes of Conduct they have signed, and by other stated Club policies. This procedure applies to misconduct violations of the codes or policies.
Bullying and Harassment is a specific form of violation of Club policies. Phoenix Volleyball Club has ZERO TOLERANCE policy with Bullying and Harassment. It is the policy of the Phoenix Volleyball Club that there be no harassment, abuse or bullying of any member athlete, official, coach or executive involved in any of our programs. The Phoenix Volleyball Club expects all members to take reasonable steps to safeguard all members against harassment, abuse and bullying. As agreed to in our Code of Conduct agreements, during the course of all Phoenix Volleyball Club programs, all members shall conduct themselves, at all times, in a fair and responsible manner and refrain from comments or behaviour that are disrespectful, offensive, abusive, racist or sexist. In particular, the Phoenix Volleyball Club will not tolerate behaviour that constitutes harassment, abuse or bullying. Failure to adhere to the Phoenix Volleyball Club’s Code of Conduct can be grounds for automatic dismissal from the Club.
“Member” - Athletes, coaches, executive and parents who have agreed to abide by (signed) a club Code of Conduct.
“Abuse” - Child abuse is any form of physical, emotional and/or sexual mistreatment or lack of care which causes physical injury or emotional damage to a child. A common characteristic of all forms of abuse against children or youth is an abuse of power or authority and/or breach of trust.
Circumstances under which a person has a legal duty to report to report child abuse are defined under Section 3 “Child Protection” of the Child, Family and Community Service Act, Revised Statutes of British Columbia 1996, Chapter 46.
“Harassment” - Harassment is offensive behavior – emotional, physical and/or sexual – that involves discrimination against a person because of their race, national or ethnic origin, age, colour, religion, family status, sexual orientation, sex or gender, disability, marital status, or pardoned conviction.
“Bullying” - Bullying is intentionally hurting someone in order to insult, humiliate, degrade or exclude him or her. Bullying can be broken down into four categories: physical, verbal, relational (for example, trying to cut off victims from social connection by convincing peers to exclude or reject a certain person), and reactive (for example, engaging in bullying as well as provoking bullies to attack by taunting them).