CODE OF CONDUCT
Borealis is committed to fostering a safe and inclusive community. In order to do so, Borealis requires that its staff and volunteers understand and adhere to this Code of Conduct in relation to all activities regarding the Festival.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Borealis does not tolerate or condone any drug or alcohol abuse, underage alcohol consumption, possession and or the use of drugs and or illegal substances. Borealis prohibits its staff and volunteers from facilitating or being involved in the possession and or sale of drugs and or illegal substances in any way.
All Borealis employees, staff and volunteers are required to review and be familiar with Borealis’s harm reduction policy, and to conduct themselves in accordance with the policy, which can be found here
As representatives of Borealis, staff and volunteers are required to immediately report and or address any health and safety incident immediately. For any medical emergencies, staff and volunteers are required to contact first responders immediately, which may include finding someone with a radio to get first aid attendance if the affected person cannot walk to the first aid tent, or calling or having someone call first responders. Borealis staff and volunteers are required to report any issues of violence, threatened violence, harassment, or risk of harm immediately to Borealis security staff or to contact the police immediately.
Please exercise caution on the Festival grounds, including in relation to, among other things, all art installations, music equipment, electrical and generator equipment and cables and campfires. Please report any incidents that may present a risk of any harm to Borealis security staff immediately.
The Festival does not permit or condone inappropriate behaviour of any kind, which includes without limitation, any form of verbal, sexual, physical or emotional abuse and or harm; the use of derogatory language, gestures or actions; and harassment or targeted comments that are intended to cause personal offense or harm to any other person either at the Festival or through social media channels in relation to the Festival or the Borealis community.
Please contact Borealis security personnel or law enforcement immediately if you observe any risk of harm or harm to anyone present at Borealis.
Please report any incident of damage, destruction, vandalism or theft of any property to Borealis security staff immediately.
Borealis staff and volunteers play a valuable part in the success of the Festival. Borealis staff and volunteers are expected to act courteously and professionally with artists, invitees, staff, security personnel, and fellow staff and or volunteers at all times before, during and after the Festival.
As a contractor or volunteer of Borealis, you are a representative of Borealis when you are at the Festival. Accordingly, Borealis may take action in its discretion and as permitted by law against any individual(s) or group(s) that it believes fails to meet the standards set forth in this Code of Conduct.
Borealis practices an ethos of being respectful of the environment that we have the privilege of enjoying during the Festival. Accordingly, Borealis requires that all staff and volunteers support its environmental efforts including, without limitation, to use reusable water containers, to ensure all garbage and recycling go in the designated bins, to ensure that there are no fires of any kind, to refrain from and to report any littering of any sort on the grounds and in the Pembina River, any use of soap or contaminants in the River and any risk of harm to the natural wildlife and fish habitat.
Please contact a Borealis staff member or representative prior to taking any action or making any statement that might affect or obligate Borealis or the Festival including, without limitation, statements to the press, to bloggers and or on social media, and incurring any expense or purportedly entering into any agreement on behalf of or for the benefit of Borealis.
Please contact a Borealis staff member or representative immediately if you believe you have observed or experienced a violation of this Code of Conduct and Borealis will work to assess the situation and to respond as soon as possible.