CENE Community Guidelines

At CENE, bringing people together is at the heart of what we do. Our mission is to help Canadian entrepreneurs further their success and foster connections within our community. CENE is committed to providing a safe, positive environment for all who join in supporting our mission. This is a code of conduct for all interactions that take place through CENE, including our events and other CENE-organized programs and activities, and applies to all members, sponsors, partners, employees, volunteers and participants in our programming. 


1. Follow the Platinum Rule

Treat others the way they want to be treated. Respect personal space and other boundaries, including people’s desire to interact or not. Be sincere in your interactions and make positive contributions.

2. Keep It Professional

Make sure your interactions are appropriate for a business environment. We will not tolerate harassment of any nature, including sexual, physical and mental harassment. This applies to all types of communications, such as speech, Tweets, visual materials, clothing and more. 

3. Respect Diversity

Everyone has a place at our table. We do not tolerate discrimination of any type, including but not limited to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, disability, age, physical appearance and religion. Our different backgrounds contribute to our success as a community.

We expect all who participate in CENE events and programs to abide by the guidelines in our Community Guidelines. As organizers, we reserve the right to take action against anyone who fails to respect these guidelines, including warnings or expulsion from an event, program or our membership with no refund. 


Reporting an Incident
If you feel uncomfortable or experience harassment, or if you observe behavior that is contrary to these guidelines, we want to hear about it. Please let us know directly by speaking to CENE’s Executive Director, Board President or by contacting us at connect@theCENE.org. Complaints will be handled by a review committee internally. If the person bothering you is a CENE staff or board member, that person will not be involved in handling your complaint. Thank you for helping us keep our community safe, welcoming and accessible to all.

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