Familiarize yourself with the club's policies and position on a number of different issues ranging from responsibilities and compliants.
Our mission is to be a leading family and community orientated soccer club. We are committed to providing a safe and sustainable environment to all our members.
We lead through innovation, commitment and outstanding performance.
Our standards are high. We define excellence.
Code of Ethics
This Code of Ethics and Conduct explains the standards of behaviour that Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club expects from all our members while participating within the structure of the clubs activities. The Code cannot foresee every situation that might arise. Rather, it identifies guiding principles to help you make decisions consistent with the club’s values and reputation. This Code of Ethics and Conduct explains the standards of behaviour that Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club expects from all our members while participating within the structure of the clubs activities. The Code cannot foresee every situation that might arise. Rather, it identifies guiding principles to help you make decisions consistent with the club’s values and reputation.
When promoting ethical behaviour, everyone benefits. Being honest, forthright and consistent in our dealing with others fosters a positive social and sporting environment. A club that prides itself on integrity inspires confidence in our members and the wider community. From time to time, changes in the administration context or regulatory environment create a need for new guidelines. As a result, the printed version of the Code is subject to change without notice. Any updates will be brought to the attention of all club members in writing and expeditiously.
Who must follow the code
This code applies at all times, without exception, to all members and executive members. Partners, as well as third parties, are also expected to adhere to the Code when dealing with or acting on behalf of the club.
As a travelling soccer club we are subject to the laws of many jurisdictions, including nations, provinces, states, municipalities and international bodies, such as FIFA. Members must obey the law in each jurisdiction where the club participates. If a conflict should arise between the applicable laws of different identities where the club participates, or the club Code and any law or regulation, the matter should be brought to the attention of a member representative of the executive for a ruling or further investigation.
As a member you are expected to:
- Assume personal responsibility for performing your obligations to the club with fairness and integrity;
- Agree to do your part to achieve club objectives to the best of your abilities, while making decisions consistent with the Code, and without compromise;
- Have a basic understanding of the Code and review it from time to time; and
Consult with your executive if you have any questions about the Code.
The responsibilities of the executive include and go beyond those of other members. As a member of the executive or a sub-committee, including coaches, you are expected to:
- Know the code in detail and actively promote it within the club’s boundaries;
- Lead by providing a model of high standards of ethical conduct, creating an environment reflecting the content and spirit of the Code;
- Be vigilant in preventing, detecting and responding to any violations of the Code;
- Protect those who report violations.
OAKVILLE M.C.M. SOCCER CLUB CORE VALUES
All club policies, including this Code, stem from our Core Values. These common values must therefore inspire all actions and decisions and provide a benchmark for everyone.
Our Core Values are:
We behave with integrity and in an ethical manner in everything we do and say, thereby earning and maintaining the trust and respect of our colleagues, opponents and communities.
Our commitment is to demonstrate excellence in all spheres of our sport and in our interactions with our colleagues, social activities and communities. We commit to exercising judgement, professionalism, rigour, self-discipline, perseverance and team spirit.
The club treats all members fairly, ethically, respectfully and with dignity. We offer equal opportunities without regard to any distinctions based within applicable age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, religion, citizenship, marital status and family situation.
The club policies protect members from harassment, bullying and victimization within the club boundaries, including all forms of sexual, physical and psychological abuse. As a member, you are entitled to, and expected to preserve, a positive, harmonious and professional environment.
Members are expected to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. We adopt standards, procedures, contingency measures to ensure that our operations are managed safely, ecologically and in a sustainable way.
To protect their own safety as well of their colleagues and communities, members undertake not to participate in their sport under the influence of any substance that could impair their judgement or interfere with the effective and responsible performance of their duties.
Club property should be used for legitimate purposes. Members are expected to take good care of club property and not to expose it to loss, damage, misuse or theft.
Club records are complete, fair and accurate. Supported by the club’s systems of internal controls, they reflect all assets, liabilities, transactions and events and conform to the required accounting principles.
As a member you should be truthful and straightforward in your dealings and not intentionally mislead colleagues, partners and third parties. Use appropriate, professional language, both in written documents and public conversations, on and off the field of play.
Confidential information is information belonging to the club that is not subject to public disclosure. Confidential information encompasses information produced by the club or obtained in confidence from a third party and covered by a non-disclosure agreement.
Do not divulge confidential information to anyone other than the person or persons for whom it was intended, unless authorized or legally required to do so. Members agree to maintain such confidentiality at all times, even after leaving or retiring as a club member.
Avoid conflict of interest, whether real or perceived, in the performance of your duties. A conflict of interest is considered to be any situation or arrangement where your personal activities or interests conflict with your membership responsibilities. Your actions must never lead to personal gain to the detriment of the club’s stated business interests.
Club partners and third parties must know and agree to comply with the Code. All agreements with partners and third parties must be in writing and must specify the goods and services to be provided and the fees to be paid. Such agreements must be in line with reasonable competitive and market practices, the principles established in the Code and relevant club policies.
Club members, partners and third parties must never employ unethical or legal practices to collect competitive intelligence. We must guard against:
- Game and price-fixing or arranged market segmentation; or
Monopolistic behaviour that aims to reduce competition
If you have questions, need guidance or have grounds to believe that a provision of this Code has been breached, or that you may have breached the Code, you should promptly speak to one of the following:
- Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club Executive, club coach