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WeBC Mentor Agreement
(Confidentiality, Conflict of Interest and Privacy Oath)
The purpose of this Mentor Agreement is to outline how Women's Enterprises Society of BC dba WeBC and the mentor will conduct themselves and to ensure that all parties’ privacy is protected.
1. CONFIDENTIALITY & INDEMNITY AGREEMENTS
2. CONFLICT OF INTEREST GUIDELINES
Women’s Enterprise Centre has designed three simple safeguards that are intended to assist the organization and volunteers to prevent and avoid conflicts of interest.
First, this document establishes WeBC’s conflict of interest guidelines.
Second, WeBC has established disclosure of perceived or actual conflicts of interest as a normal practice.
Third, perhaps even more than written policies, WeBC establishes by example and attitude, an atmosphere of personal integrity and responsibility.
These conflict of interest guidelines are the standards of conduct expected and are intended to ensure that no circumstances arise that may damage the reputation or undermine the public confidence in the integrity of WeBC.
The standard of behavior at WeBC is that volunteers scrupulously avoid conflicts of interest between the interests of WeBC and our Mentees, on one hand, and personal, professional, and business interests on the other. This includes avoiding potential and actual conflicts of interest, as well as perceptions of conflicts of interest.
All volunteers must respect the confidentiality appropriate to issues of a sensitive nature and not discuss WeBC clients, staff, policies, issues or concerns with anyone outside the organization.
2.1 CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Conflicts of interest include situations:
The honesty and impartiality of all volunteers in carrying out the functions of WeBC must be above suspicion. WeBC volunteers have a responsibility to conduct themselves in a way that does not compromise the ability of WeBC to accomplish its mandate or undermine the confidence that funding organizations, customers or the public have in a person's ability to discharge their responsibilities properly.
2.2 PROCEDURE WHEN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST ARISES
These Guidelines cannot cover all possible situations. It is the responsibility of all persons who are volunteers of WeBC to immediately declare the existence of any potential conflict of interest. It is WeBC's duty to decide whether the individual may participate in any discussions on the issue that has given rise to the potential conflict.
Such persons must withdraw from participating in any way in decisions in which they have a personal interest, other than an interest shared in common with members of the general public. In particular, when a mentor of WeBC becomes aware of a potential conflict of interest then, unless otherwise directed in writing by WeBC, such person must:
3. PERSONAL INFORMATION PROTECTION ACT (PIPA) OATH
As a Volunteer Mentor of WeBC, you acknowledge and understand that you may have access to personal information, as defined in the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”), about clients of WeBC - the collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of which is governed by PIPA and other applicable laws.