BASSBUS

CONDUCT

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Code of Conduct

The Bassbus Code of Conduct outlines the values, principles and standards that will guide all of our actions and interactions. We pledge to provide welcoming, accessible and safe environments for our community’s enjoyment within the entire spectrum of productions that BassBus is involved with. The core of BassBus’ principles and events is positive engagement of our community, and the growth and development of the artistic and creative community.

We are grateful that our community is positive, friendly and supportive. Our community makes BassBus productions welcoming and vibrant. BassBus is committed to this vision for all attendees, volunteers, artists and staff. The Code of Conduct is our promise of an ethical directive in all of our applications. BassBus staff and volunteers are required to understand and agree to this Code of Conduct in relation to all activities regarding all BassBus contracts, events and public appearances associated or related to the BassBus brand.


Our Responsibilities

What is BassBus?
BassBus is a critical link between artists, performers, creatives with corporate and community clients who wish to gainfully employ or otherwise engage those people in fair exchange for their creative output. In this way, we are always representing or mediating many levels of interaction between patrons, performers, producers, and anyone who is invested in a given event. As trusted agents we are responsible for executing top quality events in a polished and professional manner, and also for the ethical and positive engagement of the talent and technicians who form the tangible core of the events.

How does BassBus work?
BassBus enables the creative vision of clients and collaborators. At times, we are executing our own vision, but most typically BassBus is an agent of positive progress and solutions for others. BassBus’ role is to interpret the vision and desire of a client or collaborator, and to bring it to life. In order to do that, we must carry out a wide variety of tasks, always with the aim to create the most accurate portrayal and realization of the event that we can.


Why do we execute community events?
BassBus is committed to the creation of positive, inclusive, dynamic, engaging art and culture. We partner with clients or collaborators interested in the creation of authentic experiences fueled by diverse expressions of performance, ability, and creativity. We believe that through continued and sustainable links between conscious clients and creatives, we can encourage positive social links that better the city, province, and region where we live. We strive to create vibrancy, immediacy and positivity for all.


How do we treat our partners?
BassBus, both as a business and as a community, is intimately tied to its partners. Our guiding principle is to create positive relationships, so we take our own relationships with vendors, producers, technicians, performers, and all other concerned citizens seriously. We are committed to professional, courteous, proactive, positive interactions and behavior on the part of all of our employees and representatives.


Our Employee and Volunteer Boundaries

Inappropriate Behavior
Harassment, aggression, and intimidation are defined by BassBus as words, physical actions, or body language that, either directly or through implication, may lead to physical, emotional, or psychological harm to a patron. These behaviors are inappropriate and unacceptable.
These behaviors can be related to, but not limited to: race, color, creed, gender (including pregnancy, perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender identity, religion (including religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partner status, genetic information, age, national origin or ancestry, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws.


Verbal Abuse
Verbal abuse is the use of words and/or statements to attack, defame, or speak falsely to an individual. Verbal abuse and bullying can consist of, but is not limited to: name calling, threats, criticizing and/or judging, unwarranted verbal attack on any person(s) that may cause psychological harm or to worry for their physical safety.


Physical Abuse
BassBus interprets abuse as any act by an individual(s) that results in any form of non-accidental physical harm or mental infliction upon another party. Any forms of abuse will not be tolerated within the BassBus community. This statement consists of, but is not limited to: touching a person(s) without permission, using objects to touch a person(s) without permission, physically intimidating postures and body language, throwing objects, damaging objects and property.


Sexual Harassment

BassBus understands sexual harassment as any conduct, gesture, or contact of a sexual nature that causes offence or humiliation to any individual, or that might, on reasonable grounds, be perceived by that individual as placing a condition of sexual nature. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to: unnecessary touching of a person(s) body without permission, threats of a sexual nature or form of sexual assault, unwelcome sexual invitations or requests, demands of sexual favors, verbal abuse of a sexual nature.


Consequences Violating this Code:
Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. All employees and participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Any individuals engaging in unethical behavior will be approached by management, and if asked to stop behaving inappropriately, one must comply immediately. BassBus management reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove any party from an event at any time should they refuse to cooperate.

All determinations are at the sole discretion of BassBus management. Breaches of the BassBus Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary actions for BassBus employees and representatives. Any person found to have been in violation of this policy may be dealt with in a manner that reflects the severity of the offense. As an employee or representative with BassBus you reserve the right for more information on our disciplinary process and a more detailed document is available upon request.

If you are being harassed or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please notify management immediately to address it. If a BassBus manager is not available please notify the event representative on site.If your issue needs to be addressed after an incident has already occurred, contact BassBus at hr@bassbus.ca


Reporting a Problem
Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants. Alert any BassBus management if you notice what you believe to be a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of this Code of Conduct at one of our events or productions. If you witness or are subjected to inappropriate behavior or have any other concerns, BassBus would like to clearly reiterate that it is your right to notify BassBus management as soon as possible and or at your timely discretion.

We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse.
If you have questions regarding BassBus’ Code of Conduct or its implementation, please contact our Human Resources team directly at: hr@bassbus.ca


Our BassBus Values as a Team

BassBus has developed this Code of Conduct for the support of our team and community. We realize that we cannot create a Code of Conduct and policies to cover all possible situations. However, we can build a foundation based on trust and respect where our principles guide us and can help us to do the right thing. We must ensure that we do not violate the respect of our community with our actions.

In accordance with our Code of Conduct we would like to express our consideration and respect all our patrons’ speech and actions. We at BassBus ask that you keep conversations professional, respectful and consider other parties’ points of view. Remember that the boundaries of good taste, humor, personal space and physical interaction differ from person to person. As a team and community let's actively be respectful of all boundaries in every situation. This is what BassBus is actively aheiring to and continue to build within our employee and community relationships.