The Trail Riders of the Canadian Rockies has a strong set of values as written in the following polices:
All people whether they are: Executive, club members, guest riders, staff or guests are to be treated with respect, honesty, fairness and dignity. The TRCR encourages behaviours that support and create a respectful environment. Examples include:
- Being polite, courteous and respectful of others.
- When reviewing others ideas and suggestions, identifying what is workable about the proposal as well as areas for improvement.
- Treating others equitably and fairly.
- Listening to what others have to say.
- Being open-minded to other ideas, comments and suggestions.
- Seeking change through open and effective communication.
- Seeking input and the active involvement of appropriate people in planning, decision-making and implementing initiatives.
- Ensuring that all decision-making takes into account relevant factors, and is fair and seen to be fair.
- Recognizing and valuing the diversity among members, staff, guests and riders.
- Willingly and sincerely apologizing when something said or done has offended someone.
Behaviour and/or situations that run contrary to respectful, honest, fair and dignified treatment will not be tolerated.
Discrimination (as outlined by the Alberta Human Rights Act) of any kind will not be tolerated. Threats, drunkenness, violence, and foul and/or inappropriate language will not be tolerated.
Threats include any act, gesture or statement that gives a volunteer, club member, staff, rider or guest reasonable cause to believe that there is a risk of injury to themselves or another person either emotionally or physically or to the TRCR property.
At base camp, illegal drugs or excessive use of alcohol and/or marijuana will not be tolerated.
Along the trail:
- All guests, members and staff are not allowed to consume alcohol and/or illegal drugs and/or marijuana during the day on the trail.
- The outfitter retains the right to remove a guest or member in the event that he/she either cannot control their horse or does so in a manner that is endangering the horse, themselves, or others.
Consequences of Inappropriate Behaviour
The Executive officer and/or the Emcee may, at their discretion, take appropriate action to ensure a respectful environment.
The TRCR is committed to responding quickly to complaints about inappropriate behaviour and to resolve issues speedily, openly, honestly and with appropriate consideration for privacy and confidentiality. Every effort will be made to resolve conflicts fairly and amicably through effective communication. If necessary, further action could include barring a person from volunteer duties or from returning as a rider and/or barring that person from camp.
The TRCR is committed to supporting all parties involved in the resolution of issues pursuant to this policy and to ensuring that no one is subject to reprisals as a result of making a complaint or for providing information. All materials produced by the Executive become the property of the TRCR This includes materials such as TRCR minutes, reports, all photos sent to the TRCR by riders and/or guests, including those sent to the Townsend Photo competition which shall remain the property the TRCR.
Note: 92% of the population of Alberta speaks English and consequently business conducted with the TRCR is carried out in English. For safety reasons, all guests and members must be fluent in English. Further, we request that out of courtesy to all riders, English be spoken at all times except for the privacy of your own tent/teepee.