Code of Conduct for Committee Members

An individual appointed to serve on a committee established by the Real Estate Council of Alberta, is asked to:

  1. review the mandate of RECA as outlined in section 5 of the Real Estate Act of Alberta;
  2. review the terms of reference of the committee;
  3. promote the public interest;
  4. uphold the principle of independence in carrying out the mandate of the committee and not be influenced by public opinion, partisan interest, fear or criticism;
  5. avoid any real or perceived conflicts of interest with regard to their work with RECA;
  6. keep all confidential information they may receive as a RECA committee member strictly confidential. This provision will indefinitely survive the end of a member's term as member;
  7. not use any confidential information they may receive as a RECA committee member for their own gain or to benefit persons or entities outside of RECA;
  8. foster their professional competence and knowledge, prepare fully and diligently for committee proceedings, make themselves available (to the extent their schedules allow) to the committee chair and their colleagues as requested, and support the work of the committee;
  9. make every effort to attend meetings in person (especially the first meeting of the year), or, when necessary, join the meeting remotely using the audio/video services provided by RECA   
  10. be professional and honest in dealing with other committee members, RECA representatives or resource members;
  11. promote positive industry and public relations;
  12. not engage in behaviour which is known, or ought to be known, to be offensive or harassing;
  13. conduct the business and affairs of the committee in a lawful and ethical manner; and,
  14. be accountable to the committee chair for their adherence to this code.

This code cannot, and is not intended to, address all situations. In some circumstances committee members will need to rely on their own judgment and consultation with the committee chair to determine an appropriate course of action.