Access Code of Conduct 2016

Code of Conduct

Access is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, language spoken, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Disrespectful or discriminatory language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference at the discretion of the conference organizers.

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, language spoken, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the conference organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately in person, by email at (this email is specific to Access YFC 2016 in Fredericton), or by phone at 238-3960.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all conference venues and conference-related social events.


Conference Code of Conduct Staff

  • Merle Steeves
  • Patti Simmons
  • or see a conference staff member at the registration desk

Confidential email:
Direct Cell: posted once conference starts

Police, Fire and Ambulance

  • Emergency: 911
  • Non-emergency:
    • UNB Security   453-4830
    • Police   460-2300
    • Fire Department   460-2500

Taxi Companies

  • Trius Taxi   454-4444 [Wheelchair-accessible vehicle available on request]
  • Checker Cab   450-8294
  • Loyal Taxi   455-6789
  • ABC Taxi   455-5555



Nearest to the Wu Conference Centre: [1km]

  • Shoppers Drug Mart (inside the Fredericton Medical Clinic)
    1015 Regent St.
    Hours: 9am-10pm
    [Directions from the Wu Centre: walk right along Montgomery, cross at the lights, left on Regent St. Fredericton Medical Clinic on the left]

Nearest to the Crowne Plaza:

  • Guardian Ross Drug
    402 Queen St. [corner of Queen and York]
    Hours: 8:30am-6pm
    [Directions from the Crowne Plaza: walk right along Queen to York]
  • Shoppers Drug Mart [inside King’s Place Mall, King and York]
    440 King’s Place
    Hours: 9am-6pm
    [Directions from the Crowne Plaza: walk right along Queen, turn left at York up to King St.; entrance to the mall is on the southeast corner]

Extended Hours:

Help Lines

CHIMO Helpline

  • Provincial crisis line provides 24-hour confidential support, information, and crisis intervention.
  • Call toll free: 1-800-667-5005

Fredericton Sexual Assault Centre

  • The FSAC provides a safe and supportive space for survivors of sexual assault and sexual abuse. In addition to counselling services, the FSAC offers a 24-hour confidential sexual assault support line staffed by well-trained volunteers.
  • Call 454-0437