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Anti-Bullying and Harassment Policy

Board of Governors Approved May 5, 2018



Creates a positive and protective environment that supports the values of Scouting.


Our Commitment

Everyone has a right to participate in Scouting free from harassment[1], bullying[2], cyberbullying, neglect, and abuse (physical, sexual, and emotional).


Our Policy

  1. As members of Scouts Canada, we treat everyone with respect.
  2. We believe that bullying and harassment are forms of maltreatment, and that it is the impact, not the intent, of behaviour that matters.
  3. We do not accept any behaviour in which people are bullied, cyberbullied, or harassed.
  4. When we see or hear about any incident of bullying, cyberbullying, or harassment, we respond immediately to stop it.
  5. If necessary, we will follow Scouts Canada’s reporting procedures as described in the Preventing and Responding to Bullying and Harassment Procedure
  6. Anyone found to maltreat another person, or to stand by while someone is being maltreated, will be subject to discipline, up to and including termination

Related Policies & Standards


Related Procedures




Effective Date

March 2, 2019

[1]Harassment is any repeated, unwanted physical, verbal or written behaviour that offends or humiliates.

[2] Bullying is a form of repeated aggression or humiliation. It is perpetuated through the misuse of real or perceived power over a period of time. Bullying is meant to deliberately hurt or intimidate someone or exert power over them.

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