CSPA Code of Conduct Principles:
The Canadian Sport Parachuting Association promotes the principles of fairness and ethics in sport. Every person participating in Canadian Sport Parachuting Association activities shall conduct themselves with the following general principles in mind:
- Those who participate in the sport of skydiving shall receive from their fellow athletes, coaches, officials, parents/guardians and spectators, fairness and ethical treatment in a safe and welcoming sport environment, free of harassment and abuse.
- Coaches will be appropriately valued by their athletes, and their athletes’ parents/guardians and supporters, they will receive fair treatment and respect for their valuable contribution to skydiving and they will be free of harassment and threats of violence under any circumstance.
- Officials will be respected for their decisions by athletes, coaches, parents/ guardians and spectators and will not be interfered with in the execution of their duties.
- Volunteers will be respected and recognized for their efforts to make participation possible and rewarding for athletes and everyone else involved.
- Athletes, coaches and team officials will avoid the use of inappropriate language (threatening or abusive), adhere to the anti-doping requirements and refrain from excessive alcohol consumption during the course of their duties.
- Athletes, coaches and team officials representing Canada in the international sport arena will conduct themselves, in both victory and defeat, in a manner that brings pride to all.
Every person shall recognize these general principles as representing minimum standards of conduct.
Every person shall recognize that he or she is publicly viewed as being a representative of Canada and CSPA even when not acting in any official capacity, and shall govern him or herself accordingly at all times.
CSPA PIM 5 Policy & Procedure Manual should be consulted for further details as well as the CSPA website www.cspa.ca where the Harassment & Disciplinary Action Policy is posted. These principles are in keeping with Policies #4 Harassment & Disciplinary Action, #5 Drug Use, #6 Fair Play and #8 Code of Conduct. Every person acknowledges that any breech of these principles and CSPA Policies may result in disciplinary measures.
For policies, rules, and regulations under the jurisdiction of another governing body, you are encouraged to consult the following websites: