Code of Ethics
Peering Your Peers Code of Ethics
Respect for the Dignity and Worth of People
•I uphold every person’s right to self-determination as long as this right does not impose on the safety and rights of others or the safety of the individual.
I recognize and respect the diversity within the Canadian population and uphold the rights of individuals to practice their beliefs and traditions as long as they do not impose on the rights of others. I uphold the rights laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Pursuit of Social Justice
•I believe that all people–individually and collectively—have the right to provide and recieve services, resources and opportunities that benefit humanity. I object to prejudice and discrimination under any circumstances.
Service to Humanity
•When acting as a representative of Peering Your Peers, I will place the needs of others above my own self-interest.
•I will respect and demonstrate the values, purpose and ethical principles of Peering Your Peers. I will act honestly and responsibly and demonstrate reliability, impartiality and diligence. I will always be mindful of my actions so that they do not negatively impact others. I will set and maintain appropriate boundaries.
•I will respect others right to privacy and understand the importance of their trust.
•I agree to limit my services offered to areas where I am competent. I will provide appropriate referrals to other professionals as/when the need arises.