Code of Ethics

VISION: 

  • To assist all Canadians to live an active healthy lifestyle, and embrace a high level of fitness education standards both Provincially  and Nationally.

 

GOALS:

  • To provide opportunities for education, communication, and professional development in the area of fitness* and health. 
  • To develop, implement and promote a comprehensive fitness* leader certification program. 
  • To work with key partners for the advancement of active healthy living.

*OFC definition of fitness is as follows:  Fitness includes not only physiological fitness, but also the concept of active healthy living, where physical activity is seen as a vehicle for personal growth, a major contributor to physical, mental and social well being and improved quality of life. (Adopted June 1990) 

 

ONTARIO FITNESS COUNCIL’S PHILOSOPHY

The Ontario Fitness Council is an organization of individuals and organizations with a professional or personal interest in fitness and in the well being of society.

We, the members, recognize the importance of a positive dynamic state of well being, that integrates the body, mind and spirit.

We are dedicated to fitness excellence.  We aim to:

·         act with integrity at all times

·         recognize our moral and social responsibilities and be willing to act accordingly

·         make an extra effort to use our skills and resources where they are most needed

·         strive for excellence in everything we do

 

As an OFC Certified Professional Fitness Leader, I am guided by the Ontario Fitness Council’s principles of professional conduct, whether working with clients, the public, or other fitness and health professionals.

 

CODE OF ETHICS:

Principle 1:  Actively support and promote the goals and philosophy of the Ontario Fitness Council.

Principle 2:  Provide and deliver instructional/trainer services in a safe, professional manner and exercising professional judgement in the best interest of the client/s, at a level consistent with his or her scope of practice ensuring that client/s needs are met.

Principle 3:  Maintain professional competence by continually upgrading education and knowledge in regards to the latest research in health and fitness and by understanding its practical application.

Principle 4:  Respect the autonomy, individuality and dignity of each client/s and provide instruction/training with respect for human rights and without discrimination.

Principle 5: Uphold and enhance public well-being, appreciation and trust for the health and fitness industry by providing a high level of excellence in both professional skills and knowledge by meeting or exceeding the standards of the OFC.   

Principle 6:  Preserve the confidentiality of client information acquired in the course of his or her professional practice, as well as comply with all applicable business, employment and/or copyright laws and regulations.

Principle 7:  To achieve the best possible outcome for a client/s, understand the roles and contributions of other medical or health care providers and consult with and/or refer to them as appropriate.

Principle 8: Establish and maintain clear professional boundaries.