Challenges | Opportunities | Success info@canadianmotorsportacademy.com

Code of Conduct and Driver's Agreement

Code of Conduct and Driver’s Agreement

Definitions

  1. The following terms have these meanings in this Code of Conduct:
    1. “Individuals” – All categories of membership, as well as all individuals engaged in activities with the Canadian Motorsport Academy, including but not limited to, drivers, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, committee members, officers, managers, administrators, and spectators.
    2. “CMA” – Canadian Motorsport Academy.
    3. “COC” – Code of Conduct

Purpose and Application

  1. The purpose of this COC is to ensure a safe and positive environment within all CMA programs, promotional activities, events, and racing activities, by making all individuals aware that there is an expectation of appropriate behavior, consistent with the values of the CMA, at all times.
  2. CMA is committed to providing an environment in which all individuals are treated with respect. Further, the CMA supports equal opportunity and prohibits discriminatory practices. Members of the CMA are expected to conduct themselves at all times in a manner consistent with the values of the CMA which include fairness, integrity, open communication, mutual respect, sportsmanship, leadership, and proper grades with their schooling (if applicable).
  3. Conduct that violates this Code of Conduct may be subject to sanctions pursuant to CMA’s policies related to discipline, complaints, and discontinuation of their status as a CMA member or involvement.
  4. This policy applies to Individuals relating to conduct, but not limited to, that may arise during the course of CMA’s business, activities, and events, including but not limited to, office environment, competitions, practices, training camps, travel, racing activities, involvement with the media and any activities associated with CMA.
  5. This policy also applies to conduct that may occur outside of the CMA’s business and event activities when such conduct adversely affects relationships within the CMA and its work and sport environment and is detrimental to the image and reputation of the CMA.

Responsibilities of All

  1. All individuals have the responsibility to:
    1. Maintain and enhance the dignity and self-esteem of all CMA Members and other Individuals by:
      1. Demonstrating respect to individuals regardless of body type, physical characteristics, athletic ability, gender, ancestry, colour, ethnic or racial origin, nationality, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religion, religious belief, political belief, disability, or economic status;
      2. Focusing comments or criticism appropriately and avoiding public criticism of drivers, coaches, officials, volunteers, directors, committee members, officers, managers, administrators, and spectators.
      3. Using the appropriate forum for settling disputes, voicing complaints or addressing challenging matters between CMA Members and/or other individuals;
      4. Consistently demonstrating the spirit of sportsmanship, sports leadership and ethical conduct;
      5. Acting, when appropriate, to prevent or correct practices that are unjustly discriminatory;
      6. Consistently treating individuals fairly and reasonably;
      7. Ensuring that the rules of racing, and the spirit of such rules, are adhered to.
  1. Refrain from any behaviour that constitutes harassment, where harassment is defined as comment or conduct directed towards an individual or group, which is offensive, abusive, racist, sexist, degrading or malicious. Types of behaviour that constitute harassment include, but are not limited to:
    1. Written or verbal abuse, threats, or outbursts;
    2. The display of visual material which is offensive or which one ought to know is offensive;
    3. Unwelcome remarks, jokes, comments, innuendos, or taunts;
    4. Leering or other suggestive or obscene gestures;
    5. Condescending or patronizing behavior which is intended to undermine self-esteem, diminish performance or adversely affect working conditions;
    6. Practical jokes which cause awkwardness or embarrassment, endanger a person’s safety or negatively affect performance;
    7. Any form of hazing;
    8. Unwanted physical contact including touching, petting, pinching or kissing;
    9. Unwelcome sexual flirtations, advances, requests or invitations;
    10. Physical or sexual assault;
    11. Behaviors such as those described above that are not directed towards individuals or groups but have the same effect of creating a negative or hostile environment; or
    12. Retaliation or threats of retaliation against an individual who reports harassment.
  1. Refrain from any behavior that constitutes sexual harassment, where sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual comments and sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or conduct of a sexual nature. Types of behavior that constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
    1. Sexist jokes;
    2. Display of sexually offensive material;
    3. Sexually degrading words used to describe a person;
    4. Inquiries or comments about a person’s sex life;
    5. Unwelcome sexual flirtation, advance or propositions;
    6. Persistent unwanted contact;
    7. Sexual assault.
  1. Refrain from the use of power or authority in an attempt to coerce another person to engage in inappropriate activities.
  2. In the case of adults, avoid consuming alcohol in situations where minors are present, and take reasonable steps to manage the responsible consumption of alcoholic beverages in adult-oriented social situations associated with CKRC events including vigilant oversight of minors to ensure complete abstinence from alcohol and other controlled dubstances.
  3. Respect the property of others and not willfully cause damage.
  4. Abstain from the non-medical use of drugs or the use of performance-enhancing drugs or methods.
  5. Comply at all times with the Constitution, Bylaws, policies, rules, and regulations of the CMA, as adopted and amended from time to time.
  6. Adhere to all Federal, Provincial, Municipal or host country laws.

Drivers

  1. In addition to Paragraph 7 above, Drivers will have additional responsibilities to:
    1. Report any medical problems in a timely fashion, where such problems may limit the driver’s ability to practice or compete.
    2. Participate and appear on time in all competitions, practices, training sessions, events, activities, or projects entered or volunteered for.
    3. Properly represent themselves and not attempt to enter a competition for which they are not eligible, by reason of age, classification, or other reasons. Adhere to the CMA’s rules and requirements regarding clothing and equipment.
    4. All drivers must ensure their equipment is safe and race worthy, prior to taking part in training, testing or race events. Only approved racewear (e.g.: helmet, gloves, race boots and suit) to be used by the driver, according to the regulations.
    5. It is the drivers own responsibility to identify and measure his/her own skill level against his/her competitors, and take responsibility for the risks associated with training, testing and or racing. It should be noted that a basic level of competence is required.
    6. When taking part in any event, it is the responsibility of the driver to take the time to read and fully understand the posted rules, regulations, and conditions for said event prior to start time, thus eliminating unnecessary delays at the beginning of the event. Requests for clarification of these rules, regulations, or conditions, should be asked in the drivers meeting held before each event.
    7. All drivers must have respect for the environment and the surrounding inhabitants. Responsibility must be taken to reduce excessive noise and keep all areas that are used as clean and pollution free as possible.
    8. All drivers must respect that drugs and alcohol are strictly prohibited at training, testing and races. It is an offence and will not be tolerated. Offenders will be excluded, from CMA and could face further disciplinary action.
    9. Any abusive comments on social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc.) between teams, competitors, officials, organizers, or any person associated with CMA activities, will be held responsible and liable for their actions.

Officials

  1. In addition to paragraph 7 above, Officials will have additional responsibilities to:
    1. Follow the most current version of the ASN Sporting Regulations
    2. Be fair and objective;
    3. Avoid situations which a conflict of interest may arise;
    4. Make independent judgments.

Parents/Guardians and Spectators

  1. In addition to paragraph 7 above, Parents/Guardians of CKRC Members and Spectators at events will:
    1. Never question an officials’ or CMA staffs’ judgment or honesty;
    2. Encourage Drivers to play by the rules and to resolve conflicts without resorting to hostility or violence;
    3. Condemn the use of violence in any form;
    4. Never ridicule a participant for making a mistake during a race or practice;
    5. Provide positive comments that motivate and encourage participants continued effort;
    6. Respect the decisions and judgments of officials, and encourage drivers to do the same;
    7. Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse, coercion, intimidation and sarcasm from sport;
    8. Respect and show appreciation to all competitors, and to the officials and other volunteers who give their time to the sport;
    9. Refrain from the use of bad language, nor harass competitors, officials, parents/guardians or other spectators.
The undersigned agree to all the items stipulated and laid out in this Code of Conduct. I understand that any conduct that violates this Code of Conduct may be subject to sanctions pursuant to CMA’s policies related to discipline, complaints, and discontinuation of their status as a CMA member or involvement.

This will be effective upon signing and will expire on December 31st, 2024.

Signed this _____ day of March, 2024

The Driver __________________________ (Driver Name)

The Driver __________________________ (Driver Signature)

 

Acknowledged by:

Alastair Taylor ____________________ (President/CEO)

 

Cover for Canadian Motorsport Academy
32
Canadian Motorsport Academy

Canadian Motorsport Academy

Tailored Mentoring, Marketing, & Management Support to Young Racing Drivers

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Our President/CEO Alastair Taylor has his first race TONIGHT at Mosport! 🏁

If you’re at the track, scout him out for a quick convo & reminder to REGISTER TODAY!

🇨🇦Registration Deadline is Canada Day (July 1st 2024).

canadianmotorsportacademy.com/register-today/It's time to race! 🏁

MADRL Race 1's start tonight! Good luck to all our members!

Please ensure ALL waivers are completed before arriving and drivers are presenting their license cards at registration. See you all at the track!

#MosportKarting | #MosportKartingCentre
... See MoreSee Less

Our President/CEO Alastair Taylor has his first race TONIGHT at Mosport! 🏁

If you’re at the track, scout him out for a quick convo & reminder to REGISTER TODAY! 

🇨🇦Registration Deadline is Canada Day (July 1st 2024).

https://canadianmotorsportacademy.com/register-today/

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Good luck Alastair Taylor. And don’t forget to have so much fun!!!

Have fan Alastair!

5 days ago
Canadian Motorsport Academy

ALASTAIR IS GOING RACING!! 🏁 Alastair Taylor

In effort to support our goal of reaching as many participants as possible in Ontario (who fit our target audience of course 😉), Alastair will be participating in the ARRIVE-and-DRIVE karting programs at both Goodwood & Mosport!

Alastair will be speaking at drivers meetings to share information about the CMA every week throughout the season.

Find him in his snazzy new CMA suit and say hi! Have a chat about this amazing program and kickstart your future today! 🇨🇦🤩

Ready to succeed? REGISTER TODAY, the deadline is JULY 1st 2024! Link in bio and below 🔗: canadianmotorsportacademy.com/register-today/
... See MoreSee Less

1 CommentComment on Facebook

When is your first race? Wed like to come watch!

Someone on our team is going racing 👀 can you guess who?

Coming to a track near you this season!

Mega thanks to @dkdesignhelmets for painting this new lid in a CMA livery!

Stay tuned to find out 🤫

#racecardriver #brandrep #canadianmotorsports
... See MoreSee Less

2 CommentsComment on Facebook

Thanks for the shout out😊

So excited!!!!

The CMA team is looking forward to an exciting karting season! 🏁

Check out Mosport Karting Centres latest post and remember to REGISTER TODAY!

#seasonsponsor #kartingsponsor #supportingyoungracers #canadianmotorsportsWe would like to take a moment to acknowledge our MIKA Race day sponsor for MIKA Race 1, 2 and 3! The Canadian Motorsports Academy (CMA) will be supporting MIKA and the Mosport Karting Centre as a headline sponsor for the remainder of the 2024 season.

The CMA is the truest form of an Academy specifically for Motorsport in Canada – where its Members are taught all aspects of their chosen profession in motorsports – not just including Drivers, but Engineers, Mechanics, Press Representatives, Marketing Professionals and Team Managers.

However, at this time, the programs main focus is on providing young drivers with the support required to make it to the highest echelons of motorsport. The Academy is focused on identifying, educating, mentoring, and coaching young racing drivers and providing them with a defined and supported pathway from junior supporting classes into professional GT racing.

For more information, please visit their website or watch the following short video interview with Alastair Taylor, the President and CEO of the CMA.

Visit CMA website ➡️: canadianmotorsportacademy.com
CMA Video ➡️: youtube.com/watch?v=DbBWyudmw10

#MosportKarting | #MosportKartingCentre
... See MoreSee Less

The CMA team is looking forward to an exciting karting season! 🏁

Check out Mosport Karting Centres latest post and remember to REGISTER TODAY! 

#SeasonSponsor #kartingsponsor #supportingyoungracers #canadianmotorsports

How the #CMA Team is feeling about Canadian Race Seasons getting underway! 🎉

CHALLENGES. OPPORTUNITIES. SUCCESS.

We provide unparalleled marketing coaching, driving opportunities, career mentoring and MORE that will give you a defined and supported pathway to professional racing. Take the first steps and REGISTER TODAY! Link below and in bio.

*Reminder: the CMA is at NO COST to you!*

canadianmotorsportacademy.com/register-today/

#canadianmotorsportacademy #canadianmotorsports #supportingyoungracers #mentoring #rideprogression
... See MoreSee Less

How the #CMA Team is feeling about Canadian Race Seasons getting underway! 🎉

CHALLENGES. OPPORTUNITIES. SUCCESS.

We provide unparalleled marketing coaching, driving opportunities, career mentoring and MORE that will give you a defined and supported pathway to professional racing. Take  the first steps and REGISTER TODAY! Link below and in bio.

*Reminder: the CMA is at NO COST to you!* 

https://canadianmotorsportacademy.com/register-today/

#canadianmotorsportacademy #canadianmotorsports #supportingyoungracers #mentoring #rideprogression
Load more