Updated January 2022

Members must refrain from any behavior that constitutes harassment, where harassment is defined as comment or conduct directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading or malicious. No member shall harass or bully (sexually or otherwise) any other person. Harassment or bullying includes, but is not limited to, behaviours directed toward a person's race, religion, colour, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, or military service.

Types of behavior that constitute harassment include, but are not limited to:

  1. Written or verbal abuse, threats, or outbursts.
  2. The display of visual material which is offensive or which one ought to know is offensive.
  3. Unwelcome remarks, jokes, comments, innuendos, or taunts.
  4. Leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures.
  5. Condescending or patronizing behavior, which is intended to undermine self-esteem, diminish performance or adversely affect working conditions.
  6. Practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endanger a person’s safety or negatively affect performance.
  7. Any form of hazing.
  8. Behaviors such as those described above that are not directed towards individuals or groups but have the same effect of creating a negative or hostile environment; or Retaliation or threats of retaliation against an individual who reports harassment.

Refrain from any behavior that constitutes sexual harassment, where sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual comments and sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or conduct of a sexual nature. Types of behavior that constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sexist jokes.
  2. Display of sexually offensive material.
  3. Sexually degrading words used to describe a person.
  4. Inquiries or comments about a person’s sex life.
  5. Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, or propositions.
  6. Unwanted physical contact including touching, petting, pinching, or kissing.
  7. Persistent unwanted contact.
  8. Sexual assault.

TMAC members who feel that they have been harassed or bullied should report the incident to a TMAC President, a TMAC individual in charge of the event (if a TMAC event is where the incident allegedly occurred), or to a member of the Governance Committee.