Dispute Resolution at the CWSF

1. Organization & Governance
Policy Number: 
Policy Section: 
Ethical Conduct
Approved by: 
Executive Director
Date Approved: 
Mon, Nov 7, 2005
Date Effective: 
Date Last Amended: 
Wed, Sep 16, 2015
Date of Next Review: 
Wed, Sep 13, 2017
Executive Director

1 Introduction

1.1 This policy shall apply to all persons attending a CWSF including but not limited to delegates, finalists, judges, provincial organization representatives, volunteers, Team UV members, and guests.

1.2 Disputes related to CWSF judging shall be governed by Youth Science Canada Policy CWSF Judging – Requests for Information & Appeals.

2 Dispute Resolution Process

2.1 In situations where there is a disagreement at the CWSF and resolution cannot be achieved amongst the parties concerned, the Head Delegate Ambassador, in consultation with the Executive Director, shall act as a mediator/arbitrator and attempt to mediate the dispute.

2.2 If a solution cannot be reached by mediation, Head Delegate Ambassador shall decide the case. This decision shall be binding on all parties involved in the dispute.

2.3 Decisions under this policy may be appealed in compliance with Youth Science Canada Policy 1.5.3. Appeals Policy.

2.4 If the dispute directly involves the Head Delegate Ambassador, dispute resolution shall be conducted by the past chair of the NPAC in consultation with the Executive Director.