POC is a self-monitoring association run by and for its members that is dedicated to promoting and supporting the field of professional organizing in Canada.
This Code of Conduct and Ethics is a set of principles and guidelines that each member of POC - Professional Organizers in Canada - agrees to adopt for the exercise of judgment, self-restraint and conscience.
I will provide to all people truthful and accurate information with respect to professional performance of duties and completion of contracts. When unable or unqualified to fulfill requests for services, I will make every effort to recommend the service of other qualified organizers and/or other qualified professionals.
I will have empathy for the client and the assignment by practicing positive
interpersonal and communication skills.
I will respect the confidential nature of the client's information, and will use
proprietary client information only with the client's permission.
I will maintain an objective manner to promote and encourage the highest level of conduct and ethics within the organizing profession.
I will seek to deal with other POC members, professional colleagues,
suppliers and employees in a fair and equitable manner, and maintain the
highest standards of personal conduct to bring credit to the organizing profession.
I will deal openly with those areas that may be deemed a conflict of interest.
I will protect the public against fraud and unfair practices, and attempt to
eliminate from POC all practices that bring discredit to the organizing profession.
I will make a commitment to possess and increase the required knowledge,
skills and training to be proficient and relevant in the provision of services.
I will extend these same professional commitments to all those persons
supervised or employed.
I will strive for excellence in all aspects of the organizing profession.