Our Online Communication Policy
This netiquette policy was developed for all our social media platforms in order to create a congenial sharing space. We invite you to read it. Through our social media channels, we want to encourage a free exchange of ideas and comments. All messages regarding antiracism in Canada are welcome.
Derogatory, offensive and/or disrespectful content
In order to foster rich, respectful and constructive dialogue while also maintaining a safe and respectful space, we reserve the right to monitor, edit, hide or remove comments or content that:
- is off-topic, propaganda, solicitation (whether political, professional or commercial), or advertising (spam);
- is hateful or harmful toward others;
- is racist, sexist, xenophobic, homophobic or denigrates someone’s ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or religious identity;
- reveals personal or confidential information about someone other than the poster;
- is repeated and persistent;
- is illegal or contains false information intended to incite illegal, violent, hateful or harmful actions;
- is obscene, aggressive, violent, threatening, or abusive; or
- targets a Foundation employee or anyone working with the Foundation in a professional capacity.
Anyone who does not follow this policy may be blocked or banned from further engaging with our social media platforms. The pervasive, persistent and/or repeated posting of derogatory and/or of offensive content or commentary will lead to the involvement of law enforcement and may trigger legal action.
The views expressed on the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF)’s social media channels may not necessarily be those of the CRRF, its board or employees. The CRRF is not responsible for comments or content posted by its followers and disclaims any liability that may arise from followers’ content.
Identity and brand theft
The CRRF will take all legal measures necessary to put an end to any social media account that falsely identifies itself as the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.
Photos and videos
If you share the CRRF’s photos or videos, please take steps to ensure that you also receive copyright permission from the appropriate person(s). The CRRF is not legally liable for any copyright violations committed by its followers and reserves the right to delete any content without notice.
The CRRF reserves the right to update this netiquette policy at any time, entirely at its discretion and without notice.
If you wish to make a complaint about something you’ve seen on the CRRF’s social media channels, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for being part of our social media community. We’re grateful to share this space with you to fight racism in Canada and strengthen the fabric of our society..
Our thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts for developing this policy.