Code of Conduct
SaskMusic Code of Conduct (interim, September 2021)
SaskMusic is a non-profit, member-based association that represents, promotes, and develops the artists and music industry of Saskatchewan, Canada.
Our board is currently undertaking the creation of a robust code of conduct that can be used to guide our association and its membership going forward. As we work to develop this code and associated policies, we will reference the following interim guidelines for our programming.
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.
If we are witness to or are informed of someone engaging in these behaviours, 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 elect to immediately terminate that person’s membership, end their involvement in an event or project, and/or remove them from an event, followed by further review of the concerns and allegations. Review of conduct may also take place by a separate committee designated in this role for specific projects/programming offered by SaskMusic.
- Has recently offered safer spaces, antiracism, and related training for staff, board, and membership, and will continue to provide opportunities for board and staff to engage in safe spaces, anti-racism, and DEI training and awareness;
- Will prioritize the use of accessible venues that effectively implement safe spaces policies and/or codes of conduct, and which align with SaskMusic COVID-19 policies;
- Will broadly apply a code of conduct to current members effective immediately;
- Will identify specific programs where those seeking participation are required to agree to adhere to our code of conduct statement as follows:
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 counseling.
*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)
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, 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 currently working to develop more comprehensive Diversity, Equity and Inclusion policies under a newly formed DEI committee (2022).