Commanding Officer's Harassment Statement
Regional Cadet Support Unit (Northwest)
Harassment and Child Abuse, including hazing practices and bullying, are unacceptable in the Canadian Cadet Movement (CCM). These actions attack the dignity of individuals and erode their confidence and self-respect. The effects of such treatment are long lasting and can have a devastating impact on the individual, the unit and the community.
RCSU (Northwest) is committed to providing a safe learning environment wherein young persons can experience an atmosphere of mutual trust, support, and respect for the dignity and rights of every person. Equally important is the provision of a harassment-free work environment for the adult community. RCSU (Northwest) will provide a respectful workplace by promoting prevention and prompt resolution of harassment. All Canadian Forces members, DND employees, and cadets have the right to be treated fairly, respectfully, and with dignity in a workplace free of harassment, and they are responsible for treating others in the same manner. RCSU (Northwest) Senior Staff are directly accountable for the promotion and implementation of the harassment prevention programme aim and goals.
The following policies and programmes provide direction for individuals experiencing difficult situations: CATO 13-24 - Harassment Prevention and Resolution; DAOD 5012-0 - Harassment Prevention and Resolution; A-PM-007-000/FP-001 - Harassment prevention and Resolution Guidelines; and the Canadian Forces Member Assistance Programme. All of us within RCSU (Pra) are responsible for promptly reporting situations and applying the appropriate policies and procedures. RCSU (Northwest) and subordinate elements will have access to a qualified Unit Cadet Conflict Management Advisor (UCCMA) reporting directly to the CO, and all members of RCSU (Northwest) will receive Harassment Prevention and Resolution training IAW Cato 13-24. RCSU(Northwest) will be pro-active in handling interpersonal conflicts, and use the methods endorsed by the Canadian Forces by way of Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Date modified: 2011-05-19