VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION

Please complete the volunteer registration form below and also please read our consent, waiver, policy & conduct Information document.

Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre
Consent, Waiver, Policy & Conduct Information

Consent and Waiver:

I consent to the release of any photographs, audio-visual productions, print and electronic communications produced by Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre for the purpose of developing promotional materials.

Personal image and information will be protected in compliance with regulations regarding the protection of personal information and will be kept for a period of two program years.

Every care and attention will be given to the well-being and safety of the participants in a Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre program.

All participants under the age of 18 will be supervised while participating in the program. A high standard of conduct is expected at all times.

Any Unacceptable Behaviour, as set out in our Code of Conduct, will be dealt with by the staff or volunteers of Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre.

Unacceptable Behaviour may result in the participant’s removal from the program.

I understand that I am responsible for any medical expenses and that the absence of health insurance does not make Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre responsible for payment of medical expenses. This medical authorization will remain in effect for one year from the date of registration.

Policy Guides, Code, & Conduct:

Parents’ Guide to the Ontario Code of Conduct

Introduction

A positive school climate and a safe learning and teaching environment are essential if students are to succeed in school. A positive school climate means everyone feels they are safe, welcome and respected.

All students, parents,1 teachers, staff and community members have the right to be safe, and feel safe, in their school community. With this right comes the responsibility for everyone to be accountable for their actions and contribute to a positive school climate.

Why is there a provincial code of conduct?

Ontario’s provincial code of conduct sets clear standards of behaviour for individual school boards to follow, so that they can develop their own codes of conduct. The standards of behaviour in school board codes of conduct must be consistent with the requirements outlined in the provincial code of conduct.

Who is included in the code and where does it apply?

The code of conduct applies not only to students, but to everyone involved in the publicly funded school system, including parents, volunteers, teachers, early childhood educators and other staff members. The code applies whether on school property, on school buses, at school-related events or activities, before and/or after school programs or in other circumstances that could have an impact on the school climate.

Fundamental beliefs

  • Everyone has a responsibility to promote a safe environment.
  • Everyone should be aware of their rights, as active and engaged citizens. More importantly, everyone should also accept responsibility for protecting their rights and the rights of others. Responsible citizenship involves taking part in the civic life of the school.
  • All members of the school community are to be treated with respect and dignity, especially those in positions of authority.
  • Everyone has a responsibility to resolve conflicts in a way that is civil and respectful. Insults, hurtful acts and a lack of respect for others disrupt learning and teaching in a school community.
  • Everyone is expected to resolve conflicts without using violence. Physical aggression is not a responsible way to deal with other people. No one should use an object to injure another person, or even threaten to use an object to injure another person. This is unacceptable and puts everyone’s safety at risk.

Standards of Behaviour

Respect, civility and responsible citizenship

All Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre volunteer must:

  • respect and follow all applicable laws demonstrate honesty and integrity respect differences in people treat one another with dignity and respect at all times, especially when there is disagreement respect and treat others fairly, regardless of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, creed, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, family status or disability respect the rights of others show care and respect for school property and the property of others take the proper steps to help those in need
  • respect all members of the school community, especially those in a position of authority respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive to learning and teaching, including by ensuring that cellphones and other personal mobile devices are only used during instructional time for educational purposes (as directed by an educator), for health and medical purposes and/or to support special education needs seek help from school staff, if necessary, to resolve conflict peacefully
  • not swear at a teacher or at another person in a position of authority.

Safety

Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre volunteers must not:

  • engage in any form of bullying, whether it is in person or through technology, like email or cell phones commit sexual assault traffic weapons or illegal drugs commit robbery give alcohol or cannabis to a minor be in possession of a weapon, including firearms use any object to threaten or intimidate another person injure anyone with an object be in possession of alcohol, cannabis (except by an individual who is authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes), or illegal drugs be under the influence of alcohol, cannabis (except by an individual who is authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes), or illegal drugs provide others with alcohol, illegal drugs, or cannabis (unless the recipient is an individual who has been authorized to use cannabis for medical purposes) inflict or encourage others to inflict bodily harm engage in hate propaganda or other types of behaviour caused by hate or bias commit an act of vandalism that causes extensive damage to school property at the student’s school or to property on the school premises.

Roles and Responsibilities

Founder, takes a leadership role in the daily operation of the centre.

They provide this leadership by:

  • demonstrating care for the community centre and commitment to student achievement and well-being in a safe, inclusive and accepting learning environment holding everyone under their authority responsible for their behaviour and actions empowering students to be positive leaders in their school and community communicating regularly and meaningfully with all members of their school community.

Volunteers and teaching assistance, under the leadership of the founder, help maintain a positive learning environment and are expected to hold everyone to the highest standard of respectful and responsible behaviour.

As role models, staff uphold these high standards when they:

  • help students work to their full potential and develop their self-worth empower students to be positive leaders in their classroom, school and community communicate regularly with parents maintain consistent and fair standards of behaviour for all students show respect for all students, staff, parents, volunteers and members of the school community prepare students for the full responsibilities of citizenship.

Students are to be treated with respect and dignity. In return, they must demonstrate respect for themselves and for others.

Respect and responsibility are demonstrated when a student:

  • comes to school prepared, on time and ready to learn shows respect for themselves, for others and for those in authority refrains from bringing anything to school that may put the safety of others at risk follows the established rules and takes responsibility for their own actions.

Parents play an important role in the education of their children and can support the efforts of school staff in maintaining a safe and respectful learning environment for all students.

Parents fulfill this responsibility when they:

  • are engaged in their child’s school work and progress communicate regularly with the school make sure their child is properly dressed and prepared for school ensure that their child attends school regularly and on time inform the school promptly about their child’s absence or late arrival become familiar with the provincial code of conduct, the board’s code of conduct and school rules encourage and help their child follow the rules of behaviour help school staff deal with disciplinary issues involving their child.

Community partners

Partnerships already in place may be enhanced and new partnerships with community agencies and members of the community may also be created. Community agencies offer resources that school boards can use to deliver prevention or intervention programs. Community members need to support and respect the rules of their local schools.

Police

The police play an essential role in making our schools and communities safer. Police investigate incidents in accordance with the protocol developed with the local school board. These protocols are based on a provincial model developed by the now Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ministry of Education.

Visit ontario.ca/safeschools to learn more about Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre’s approach to creating a safe environment.

This document is derived largely from Policy/Program Memorandum Number 128: The Provincial Code of Conduct and School Board Codes of Conduct, available on the ministry’s website. Please note that the wording in this document is not identical to the wording in the Memorandum and this brochure is not intended to replace it.

  1. In this document, parent(s) refers to parent(s) and guardian(s) as used in the Education Act. It may also be taken to include caregivers or close family members who are responsible for raising the child.

Acknowledgement

  1. I have carefully read this waiver, policy, guide & code of conduct and fully understand it.

     

    I understand that risk of injury is inherent in any activity and I, on behalf of myself/my child, knowingly and voluntarily accept that risk.

    I waive and release, for myself, and my heirs and executors, Patrick Monize individually and Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre and its staff and volunteers from any and all claims or damages of any kind arising out of participation in the Braintech Robotics STEM Learning Centre program.

    I have carefully read this waiver and fully understand it. I understand that by acknowledging that I’ve read this document that I am waiving certain legal rights, including the right to sue.

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