Anti-Harassment Policy

Presbyterian Music Camp (PMC) is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment, free from discrimination and harassment, where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Harassment is illegal under Canadian and Ontario law. PMC maintains a zero-tolerance policy for harassment on any basis, including age, ancestry, colour, race, citizenship, ethnic origin, place of origin, creed/religion, disability, record of offences, family status, marital status, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation and socio-economic class. PMC's policy includes zero tolerance* for any form of violence.

This policy applies to all participants of PMC, including board members, staff, volunteers, campers, visitors and guests. Preventing harassment is the obligation of everyone in the organization. This policy applies to all behaviour that is in some way connected to PMC, including during off-site meetings, special events, excursions (eg. Tim Horton’s runs) and on-site social gatherings. This also applies to PMC’s virtual activities, including online communications and all video/voice/chat platforms (eg. Zoom and Discord).

*Zero-tolerance means that all harassment complaints involving PMC participants will be treated seriously and handled in a timely manner with due diligence, compassion, respect and confidentiality. Consequences of confirmed incidents will depend on the nature of the incident and the involved parties. The PMC Board's response will be proportional to the incident, and in some situations may include removal from camp.