Human Rights Policy

Ontario Human Rights Code & Duty to Accommodate Human Rights Policy

Human Rights Policy at Camp Kennebec is based on the Ontario Human Rights Code. 

Camp Kennebec is free of any form of harassment or discrimination on the grounds protected under Part I – Freedom of Discrimination detailed under the following sections:

1. Every person has a right to equal treatment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability or the receipt of public assistance. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, s. 2(1); 1999, c.6, s.28(2);2001, c.32,s.27(1); 2005, c.5, s.32(2)
2. Every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability or the receipt of public assistance. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, s. 5(1); 1999, c.6, s.28(5);2001, c.32, s.27(1); 2005, c.5, s.32(5)
3. Every person has a right to freedom from harassment in the workplace or agent of the employer or by another employee because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status, disability or the receipt of public assistance. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.19, s. 5(2); 1999, c.6, s.28(6);2001, c.32, s.27(1); 2005, c.5,s.32(6)
4. Harassment means improper comment or conduct that a person knows or ought to know would be unwelcome, offensive, embarrassing or hurtful.

  • No one may exert or try to exert undue or inappropriate influence on other Camp Kennebec community members (employees, campers, volunteers and suppliers) or behave in a manner that may people my reasonably interpret as intimidating or threatening.
  • No one may influence outcomes with threats, bribes or inducements.
  • No one can behave in an abusive way towards other Camp Kennebec community members. For example, we do not tolerate:
    • Initiating or spreading hurtful rumours,
    • Swearing at someone (includes obscene language, name calling, hand gestures),
    • Using insulting behaviour (includes both words and gestures),
    • Electronic of physical display of pornography,
    • Making physical threats,
    • Assaulting someone physically or sexually,
    • Creating unwanted sexual attention,
    • Making threatening gestures or remarks
5. Camp Kennebec does not allow discrimination.

  • Discrimination is any practice of behaviour, whether intentional or not, which has a negative effect on an individual or group based on prohibited grounds (for example, disability, gender, race, receipt of public assistance, sexual orientation) unrelated to the person’s abilities or objective considerations. Discrimination may arise because of direct or differential treatment or it may arise from the unequal treatment effect of treating individuals or groups in the same way.
6. Everyone must respect the dignity and rights of all staff, campers, volunteers and suppliers
7. Camp Kennebec asks for input from all language groups represented within our community
8. Camp Kennebec holds meetings in locations that are accessible to community members with disabilities and where facilities allow supply the right seating and communication pacing.
9. It is the responsibility of everyone at Camp Kennebec to ensure that we implement, support and keep the standards of conduct, and to seek remedies using established channels if people violate our standards.
10. Violations of our Human Rights Policy may result in either the dismissal of staff or removal of campers. In certain circumstances, violators of the Human Rights Policy may also be violators of legislation which could result in other sanctions as dictated by law (e.g. violation of the Ontario Human Rights Code Amendments – Bill 137).