Board of Governors Approved May 5, 2018
Explains how members and employees of Scouts Canada will avoid and manage conflicts of interest.
We must conduct the affairs and business of Scouts Canada professionally, objectively, and without interference, or the perception of interference, arising from personal interests of individuals involved in making decisions for the organization.
- As members of Scouts Canada, we are expected to disclose all actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest between our own self-interest and the best interests of Scouts Canada by giving notice as explained in the Conflict of Interest Procedure.
- When a conflict of interest is disclosed, the responsible Commissioner, Chair of the Committee, and/or Board Members shall follow the relevant Conflict of Interest Procedure to manage and report the matter, as appropriate.
- As members of Scouts Canada, we must not give or receive a gift or benefit of any kind where an actual, potential, or perceived obligation is created, or where a favour is expected.
- This ban on giving or receiving gifts or benefits of any kind also applies to our immediate family members.
- The giving or receiving of gifts or promotion items valued at less than $100, such as a lunch or dinner, is permissible within Scouts Canada’s generally accepted practices.