Who Attends RVC?

Rendez-vous Canada is committed to providing a safe environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity and where violence, harassment and discrimination are not tolerated.

Everyone attending or involved with Rendez-vous Canada is expected to uphold this policy and to work and engage together to prevent workplace violence, harassment and discrimination.

Harassment includes bullying or personal harassment as well as discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment (collectively, “Harassment”). It includes: inappropriate conduct or comment by an individual towards another, that the individual knew or ought reasonably to have known would cause the other person to be humiliated or intimidated; any objectionable act, communication or display that demeans, belittles, or causes personal humiliation or embarrassment; any act of intimidation or threat, including stalking, following, harassing photography or recording; unwelcome, inappropriate or objectionable conduct, like offensive verbal comments, that is based on or related to sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, national or ethnic origin, religion, colour, marital or family status, technology choices, pardoned conviction; sharing sexual images in public spaces; sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention.

Everyone attending or involved with Rendez-vous Canada are encouraged to raise concerns about violence, harassment and discrimination and to report incidents or threats without fear of negative consequences to the Rendez-vous Canada Project Office, Destination Canada or the Tourism Industry Association of Canada.

Rendez-vous Canada will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide chaperons, or otherwise assist those experiencing violence, harassment and discrimination to feel safe for the duration of Rendez-vous Canada.

Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned and/or expelled from Rendez-vous Canada without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.