Mistreatment is generally defined within the education context as intentional or unintentional behaviour that shows disrespect for the dignity of others. Mistreatment can involve a single incident or a pattern of behaviour and can range from subtle gestures and/or comments to extreme actions that cannot be tolerated. Any behaviour involving the mistreatment of another person has a negative effect on the learning environment.
Mistreatment includes “micro-aggressions,” which are often unintentional but experienced as a pattern of snubs, slights, put-downs and gestures that demean or humiliate individuals based on their belonging to a group, especially those identified by gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, immigration status and/or socioeconomic class.
Baycrest is committed to providing a safe environment in which all employees, physicians, learners, volunteers and contractors are treated with dignity and respect. Any form of harassment and discrimination in the workplace will not be tolerated. We recognize that everyone has the right to a workplace free from harassment, including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence, in compliance with the Ontario Human Rights Code
and the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act
Our team is here to listen, support and guide those who have experienced or witnessed such incidents.