Club Policies




The Mission Granite Curling Club (MGCC) is committed to encouraging and maintaining good relations within an environment which fosters team working and encourages all volunteers and members to give of their best.  Everyone involved with the MGCC and those who have dealings with the MGCC have a responsibility to maintain good working relationships and not use works or deeds that may harm the wellbeing of others.   Everyone has the right to be treated with consideration, fairness, dignity and respect.  This contributes to an environment in which individuals feel safe.

The MGCC has a “zero tolerance” policy and will investigate vigorously any allegations of bullying or harassment, regardless of whether the matter has been raised formally or informally.

Harassment and Bullying may be summarized as any behavior that is unwanted by the person to whom it is directed.  It is the impact of the behavior rather than the intent of the perpetrator that is the determinant as to whether harassment or bullying has occurred.

  1. Any member who wishes to make a complaint of harassment or bullying is encouraged to first discuss matters informally with their league Captain, provided they feel able to do so.  Should the issues not be resolved at this stage, or the member feels unable to raise the issue informally, then a formal resolution should be sought.
  2. When a complaint of Harassment or Bullying is brought to the attention of a league captain or a board member, whether informally or formally, prompt action must be taken to investigate the matter.  Very often people are not aware that their behavior is unwelcome or misunderstood and an informal discussion can lead to greater understanding and agreement that the behavior will cease.  Complainants are therefore encouraged to try, if they feel able to do so, to resolve the problem informally by making it clear to the alleged harasser that his/her actions are unwanted and should not be repeated.  This may be done verbally or in writing in which case the complainant should keep a copy of the documentation, and where possible, the times and dates of incidents should be recorded.
  3. If the complaint cannot be resolved informally, the complaint can be brought to the executive for resolution. All matters relating to the investigation of complaints of harassment or bullying will be treated in strict confidence.    Detailed procedures for handling this type of complaint can be found in the MGCC bylaws.

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