This Code of Conduct is effective February 2, 2008.
MADD Canada’s mission is to stop impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime.
No matter what our role is at MADD Canada, we all play a role in achieving this mission. Achieving our mission requires all our best efforts, working with each other, our community, with the utmost professional conduct.
This code applies to all employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers of MADD Canada.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD Canada) – Les mères contre l’alcool au volant (MADD Canada) is a grassroots charity, that is committed to increasing public awareness of the problems of impaired driving, to stopping impaired driving and to supporting victims of this violent crime. To achieve these important objectives, MADD Canada maintains a prominent media profile and a strong presence in local communities and in provincial and national affairs relating to impaired driving and victims’ rights. Moreover, MADD Canada is funded almost exclusively by members of the public and private corporations.
This Code of Conduct applies to all employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers of MADD Canada.
3.1 Chief Executive Officer. The Chief Executive Officer is responsible for ensuring that this Code is available in print and on MADD Canada’s website (www.madd.ca). The Chief Executive Officer is also responsible for ensuring that the Code is fully and consistently implemented, and is required to show leadership in terms of the operation of the National Office.
4.1 All Employees, Directors, Officers, Agents, Members and Volunteers. The highest standards of business conduct are required of all MADD Canada employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers in the performance of their responsibilities. Employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers cannot engage in conduct or an activity that may call into question MADD Canada’s honesty, impartiality, integrity or reputation. Without exception, employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers must make all reasonable effort to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
5.1 General. This Code of Conduct outlines general policies and cannot address all eventualities. Nevertheless, employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers must exercise the highest standards in their dealings on MADD Canada’s behalf, even if the particular situation is not specifically addressed by the Code.
6.1 Conflicts of Interest. A conflict of interest occurs when a person’s private affairs or financial interests are or may be in conflict with his or her MADD Canada duties. Employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers owe MADD Canada a duty to act in the organization’s best interests and to refrain from any situation which could hinder or be perceived as hindering their ability to do so.
7.1 Privacy Rights of Victims and Employees. MADD Canada is committed to maintaining the privacy rights of victims, their families, and others. MADD Canada requires all employees, directors, officers, agents, members and volunteers to maintain the confidentiality and correctness of all personal information consistent with the requirements of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”). For further information concerning issues of privacy, confidentiality or PIPEDA, please contact the Chief Executive Officer, who acts as MADD Canada’s Privacy Officer.