“Career development practitioners are engaged in a wide spectrum of activities in many fields. They work in a wide range of organizational settings and provide a spectrum of services and programs to a diverse population. This Code of Ethics is intended as a platform for the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners.

The purpose of the Code of Ethics is to provide a practical guide for professional behaviour and practice for those who offer direct service in career development and to inform the public which career development practitioners serve. Ethical principles help career development practitioners to make thoughtful decisions to resolve ethical dilemmas. The Code of Ethics when combined with the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development will protect the consumer and the public when receiving the services of career development practitioners.”

Members of the Manitoba Association of Career Development (MACD) agree to follow the following code of ethics guidelines adopted from the Canadian Standards and Guidelines for Career Development Practitioners:

  • Maintain an interest in the well-being of all clientele
  • Respect the right of each client to be an individual in all respects, as to personal tastes, moral and social values
  • Refrain from discrimination for reasons of colour, gender, age, race, creed, social status, sexual orientation, or nature of mental or physical disability
  • Treat the client under all circumstances with due concern for the dignity of the individual
  • Respect the confidential nature of the relationship with the client and protects the confidentiality of records, refuses to divulge confidential information to any person without the knowledge and consent of the client, and records only that information which is essential to the client’s rehabilitation or employment
  • Maintain only appropriate relationships with clients, and in situations where dual relationship exists, member will maintain all standards of professional conduct
  • Guide, counsels and develops alternatives but respects the right and the need for the client to make the final decision in all rehabilitation, education or employment plans, and teaches client to accept responsibility for their choices and actions
  • Provide professional service only in those areas in which the member has competence and responsibility
  • Respect differences of opinion and exercises tact and diplomacy in interpersonal relations
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