Code of Conduct

SaskMusic Code of Conduct 

SaskMusic is a non-profit, member-based association that represents, promotes, and develops the artists and music industry of Saskatchewan, Canada.

This Code is a living document that will be amended from time to time. While we further refine this code and associated policies, we will reference the following guidelines for our programming and services.

At SaskMusic, we believe that people of all races, genders, ages, religions, physical abilities, and sexualities have the right to be and feel safe, respected, and welcome to participate in our programming. We will not tolerate any form of racism, discrimination, bullying, harassment, or violence involving or directed towards staff, members, board, or attendees at our offices or at our presented events. 

If we are witness to or are informed of someone engaging in behaviours contrary to our Code of Conduct, regardless of whether these behaviours take place during/in relation to a SaskMusic program or in reference to their general conduct, the board of SaskMusic may take action including issuing a warning, electing to immediately terminate that person’s membership, and/or ending their involvement/attendance in a specific event or project(s), followed by further review of the concerns and allegations as deemed necessary by the board. Review of conduct may also take place by a separate committee designated in this role for specific projects/programming offered by SaskMusic.


Code of Conduct Statement

I affirm that I have not and will not engage in conduct prejudicial to SaskMusic and its members, and/or the good health and welfare of our music community, including but not limited to:

Performing acts of sexual, physical or discriminatory* violence, including actions which could be described as sexual misconduct, without thereafter acknowledging and accepting responsibility for these actions, and participating in some form of demonstrable rehabilitative counselling.

*verbal and/or physical harassment of, and sexual and/or physical assault of any person “because of the ancestry, Nationality or national origin, Ethnic background, race, religious beliefs, colour, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, place of origin, marital status, source of income, family status, or age" (as defined by the Canadian Human Rights Code)

I acknowledge that racism, discrimination, bullying, harassment, violence and other unprofessional conduct directed towards staff, members, board, or attendees at any SaskMusic place of business or SaskMusic event may result in my ejection from the program and/or premises.  

Related notes:

SaskMusic's Conflict of Interest Policy

SaskMusic maintains guidelines and procedures regarding real and apparent conflicts of interest for individuals who are Board, staff or committee members of SaskMusic in order to maintain high standards of ethical conduct with regard to their fiduciary responsibilities and to the public trust.

This policy can be found in our Policy Guide, downloadable here (PDF).

Where non-standard COI policies apply for an intake/project being offered, the COI will be noted within the project information.

Diversity drives the creative spirit.

SaskMusic is committed to representing music industry members of our province across race, gender identity, age, religion, disability, and sexual orientation. We believe a broad mix of minds, musical styles, cultural backgrounds and individual experiences makes for a stronger industry. As a membership organization, we strive to encourage, support, and celebrate the many voices of our community, with intentional strategies to welcome engagement from historically marginalized identities and people within our industry.

Our board is working to develop more comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies.