Code of Conduct

High Park Ski Club must operate in a space that is safe and welcoming to all members

Harassment and bullying will not be tolerated in HPSC

Next year marks 75 years that a dedicated cast of volunteers has organized activities that keep attracting a diverse membership who enjoy winter activities together. High Park Ski Club has a long history of and is dedicated to bringing people together to enjoy the winter. The Club is committed to the maintenance of an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination and the club will not tolerate, ignore or condone, among other things, comments that are sexist, racist, homophobic or anything that constitutes bullying.

It is important to understand that according to the Ontario Human Rights Code:

● Sexual harassment is conduct that is generally considered or might reasonably be known to be unwelcome. Some examples of sexual harassment include unwelcome comments on people’s appearance or unnecessary physical contact.

●        Sexual harassment is not necessarily focused on the intention of the person committing the action, but rather on the impact of their behaviour on the other party.

We ask all members to be mindful while making comments and jokes at any Club activities.

Each year we require that all members read and acknowledge our Code of Conduct which includes the following in the very first paragraph:

“Club members are responsible for respecting the integrity and dignity of each and every club member, as well as our suppliers including tour operators, resort personnel, and bus drivers. Members maintain a companionable environment that is free of profane, sexist or sexually explicit language, threats, violence, or hurtful actions.”  

HPSC encourages any member with concerns regarding Code of Conduct issues to contact the Club Ombudsperson, Kerry Kupecz, at The Club takes all complaints seriously and fully investigates them.

The Club’s aim is for everyone to have fun and we appreciate the efforts of all members in making skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing enjoyable for all.