The Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct was reviewed from 2017-2018 using a community-based model of consultation, engaging with consumers who are deafblind, family members, supervisors/managers, and intervenors to gather feedback. The 2018 revised Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct reflects many changes within the field of deafblindness and intervenor services. This revised code of ethics is based on the vision that “all Canadians who are deafblind have the right to fully access all information/communication clearly and without bias. This includes the right to fully participate in their community by accessing qualified intervenors that uphold the highest standards of professional integrity, competence, and ethics”.

 

This code of ethics applies to all professionals who are fulfilling the role of an intervenor, or a similar role (i.e. SSP, Student Support Counselor, Educational Assistant with a deafblind student, etc.). The IOO encourages full implementation and use of the Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct as a central pillar in the practice and delivery of intervenor services for individuals who are deafblind.

 

The Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct encompasses the following:

Professional Values and Integrity

Professional Competence

Confidentiality

Accountability and Transparency

Respect in Professional Relationships

Proficiency in Communication

 

 

For any questions or feedback regarding the Intervenor Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Ethical Conduct, please email vp@intervenors.ca. 

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