In our efforts to improve the quality of Canadian International Development Professionals in the eyes of the world, CAIDP has created a Professional Code of Conduct which, we as an organization, and all our members abide by. These rules are used to guide our actions and ensure the quality of our work is never questioned.
Note that CAIDP members are obliged to have read the Professional Code of Conduct and must adhere to it at all times!
Any issue raised would be discussed by the Ethics, Governance and Privacy Committee. If action is deemed necessary, this will be brought to the attention of the Executive Committee, and will include options for dealing with the issue. If the Executive Committee agrees with the Ethics Committee, the recommended action will be submitted to the Board for a final decision.
Canadian Association of International Development Professionals (CAIDP)
Code of Professional Conduct
The purpose of this Code is to identify the elements of professional conduct to which members of CAIDP commit themselves. These are intended to protect the client in particular and the public in general. The Code is also designed to identify clearly the expectations of members with respect to other members and the profession. CAIDP strongly encourages every member organization to develop and/or update their code of ethics to complement these guiding ethical norms and values.
Members will maintain the highest standards of professional conduct and personal integrity in all their dealings with their clients and in all assignments they carry out. Integrity implies honesty and fair dealing, while the latter includes respect for the values of diversity, equality and social inclusion.
Furthermore, members will conduct themselves in a fashion in which all colleagues, clients, stakeholders and beneficiaries of international development are treated with dignity, respect and fairness. Members are specifically prohibited from any activity that would bring the profession of international development into disrepute, including but not limited to discrimination or harassment of any kind.
CAIDP Members will
You can download a copy of the Professional Code of Conduct here.