Code of Conduct for ANHWP Group Events

At Alberta New Home Warranty Program Group of Companies (ANHWP Group), our mission is to create safe space for all, where no person is discriminated against based on the protected grounds found in the Alberta Human Rights Act.  In order to create a conducive environment to interact with a free and open mind, we adopt this code of conduct. It applies to all the events organized by ANHWP Group.

For real discussions to take place, it is inevitable to have different expressions and opinions, however we will not tolerate any kind of harassment. In case of any instance of harassment, we will take strict action. In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we as organizers pledge to make participation in our event a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of differences.

Unacceptable Behavior

We wish to create an inclusive and safe environment for all participants We strongly refrain everyone from doing the following:
● Verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion;
● Sexual images in public spaces ;
● Deliberate intimidation;
● Stalking or following;
● Harassing photography or recording;
● Inappropriate physical contact or advances;
● Showing pornography;
● Unwelcome sexual attention;
● Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior;
● Causing injury to attendees; or
● Any form of physical violence.

All instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior will be dealt with immediately by event organizers.

Where and How to Report an instance of harassment?

If you are being harassed or you observe someone being harassed, please REPORT. Reports may be registered by taking following actions:

1. Locating a member of the organizing team on-site.
2. Emailing the ANHWP Group Team:
3. Twitter Direct Message to @anhwpgroup

If you see something that you feel is inappropriate and contrary to the spirit of agreed-upon conduct, say something to the person affected and remind them there is a process they can access.

Confidentiality: All reports made will be kept confidential. When taking a personal report, our team member will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard.


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to follow the request immediately. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. Event organizers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender, expulsion from the event, mediation with the complainant / victim in the complaint and the person alleged to have participated in harassing or discriminatory behavior. However, to preserve both the safety and the confidentiality of the complainant / victim in the complaint, no specific action will be taken without consultation and their approval. Any illegal conduct will also be reported to local authorities if needed.


This code of conduct applies to all convening participants and all event-related staff (e.g. venue staff, etc.). It applies to all convening-related activities such as sessions related to the formal agenda; all related side- and social- events; parties; and informal gatherings at restaurants or bars.

CoC Attribution

This CoC template was created by Women in Tech and adapted for the needs of ANHWP Group. (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0. CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.)