Thank you for your interest in participating in the Snapp (Skilled Newcomers and Professionals Partnership) pilot program. By submitting your online registration form (as a newcomer or as a local professional), you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to the terms of agreement and to abide by PeaceGeeks’ External Code of Conduct as described in this document for the duration of this pilot (Nov. 1, 2020 to Dec. 11, 2020).
Snapp (Skilled Newcomers and Professionals Partnership) is a pilot program by PeaceGeeks that matches skilled newcomers with local professionals for a one-on-one meeting to share employment advice. Funded by the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), Snapp aims to test whether this virtual introductions service can improve newcomers' access to relevant employment insight.
PeaceGeeks is a Vancouver-based nonprofit organization that builds digital tools to empower communities in the pursuit of peace.
Founded in 2011, PeaceGeeks has been at the forefront of research, digital media and app development to accelerate more innovative, adaptive approaches to newcomer integration in Canada.
This External Code of Conduct outlines the principles and standards that PeaceGeeks’ project participants are required to follow and uphold in their project activities with PeaceGeeks. Project Participants in the Snapp pilot include newcomers and local professionals.
This Code applies to all Project Participants of PeaceGeeks. Compliance with this Code is mandatory for all Project Participants. PeaceGeeks expects Project Participants to comply with both the letter and spirit of this Code. Conduct that is illegal, dishonest or unethical constitutes a breach of this Code, whether or not the conduct is specifically addressed in this Code.
Our conduct will be guided by the following principles:
Project Participants must ensure that, in all of their project activities, they are in compliance with the applicable laws, rules, and regulations of the jurisdictions in which they operate.
These Project Participants must comply with all applicable laws and regulations in relation to corruption, bribery, fraud, and other prohibited business practices. It is never acceptable for an expert to offer a bribe, gift, kickback or other unlawful payment or benefit to secure any concession, contract, or other favourable treatment.
Project Participants are expected to adhere to the highest standards of personal and professional integrity and shall protect the interests of PeaceGeeks. They must exercise reasonable care and diligence to prevent actions or situations that could result in a real or perceived conflict of interest. Project Participants must not try to gain improper advantage or preferential treatment as a result of a conflict of interest. Project Participants must disclose to PeaceGeeks any real, apparent, or potential conflict of interest in a timely manner.
In keeping with PeaceGeeks’ fundamental principles, Project Participants must maintain actions that do not oppress, exclude, limit, or discriminate on the basis of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, political belief, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other characteristics protected by applicable laws. Project Participants must not tolerate any harassment, violence, intimidation, retaliation, discrimination based on protected characteristics, or other disrespectful or inappropriate behaviour.