The Township of Springwater has a Rzone Policy that sets expectations for behaviour at our facilities and sports fields and in our parks and programs. The "R" in Rzone stands for respect and responsibility:
- Respect for yourself and others
- Responsibility for your actions
Why do we need Rzone?
Incidents of bullying, violence, vandalism and discriminatory behaviour have unfortunately risen over the past number of years. Prior to Rzone, no municipal by-law or policy existed that provided staff with clear direction and authority to deal with issues that were not clearly criminal behaviours requiring police involvement. Rzone contributes to safer, healthier and more respectful recreation environments.
Under Rzone, we consider the following to be inappropriate behaviour that can and should be reported:
How do I report an incident?
For best and timely resolutions, incidents should be reported within 24 hours. All information is kept confidential. Report it:
- To the municipal staff member or community group in charge if they are present during the incident
- By email
We review each report on an individual basis. The nature and degree of discipline will be determined by the severity of the situation. Read our Rzone Brochure for more information.