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Anti Discrimination Systemic Change Program announces Statement of Ethical Principles

The Anti Discrimination Systemic Change (ADSC) Steering Committee is pleased to announce that a Statement of Ethical Principles has been agreed to by OPSEU and the employer.

The mandate of the ADSC Committee is to eliminate barriers to full workplace participation for all Youth Justice Division staff, through the promotion of positive and supportive measures. The Statement of Ethical Principles is one of those measures.

The Statement of Ethical Principles is a framework document that provides guidelines for ethical and professional behavior. Since transferring out of the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services into the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, many worksites still have the “Corrections” Statement of Ethical Principals posted and being utilized. This “new” Statement of Ethical Principles replaces any previous “Ethical Statements”.

The ADSC committee thanks members for their continued support. Several other joint initiatives will be announced shortly.

Members should also be aware that the employer is launching a Code of Conduct for the Division. The union was not involved in the development and/or implementation of this Code of Conduct. The Code of Conduct was developed solely by the employer, and it may be disciplinary in nature.

All members are encouraged to view and read the Code of Conduct so that they understand the implications. We must be vigilant and protect ourselves at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact me at glencald@hotmail.com or (905) 429-7139.

Glenna Caldwell
ADSC Committee