Code of ethics
The success of the business mentorship process relies on respect for the code of ethics, whose main goal is to preserve the relationship of trust between the mentor and the mentoree. This code of ethics also encourages mentorees to fulfil their responsibilities with respect to their mentors and their mentoring relationship.
ETHICS OF THE BUSINESS MENTORING RELATIONSHIP
Mentoring is a volunteer commitment aimed at fostering the development of entrepreneurial skills among those mentored.
THE INTERESTS OF THE MENTORED ENTREPRENEUR
In the context of mentoring activities, the mentor and the program coordinator must act in a manner that places the interests of the mentoree first. The mentors and business mentoring program coordinators must, at all times, protect the confidentiality of the personal and business information obtained from the entrepreneurs.
NOT ENTER INTO A SITUATION OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST
In the event where a person is guiding two or more entrepreneurs, the program coordinator and the mentor concerned must ensure that the mentorees are not in direct or indirect competition, unless the entrepreneurs concerned agreed to this situation and signed an agreement to this effect. A mentor cannot guide or agree to guide an entrepreneur in such a way as to create a conflict of interest with a parent, associate, or another business in which they have financial interests or other interests. A mentor cannot recommend an action or transaction with, solicit on behalf of, or offer services of products from their personal businesses. The mentoree cannot be seen as a lever to develop the business of the mentor. Please address any questions regarding non-compliance with the rules of ethics to the organization or its committee.
COMPENSATION OR REMUNERATION
A mentor is a volunteer. No benefits, rewards, or financial compensation may be accepted in return for guidance or support provided to the entrepreneur.
The only people responsible for the quality of the business mentoring relationship are those involved in this relationship. In the event of an issue, it should be discussed between the individuals involved. If the issue persists, the help of a coordinator may then be solicited.
COLLABORATION AND MUTUAL SUPPORT
The business mentoring relationship is confidential. Nevertheless, the coordinator, mentor, and entrepreneur mentored, respect the spirit of volunteerism and support the network and organizations involved in the business mentoring program through their collaboration and mutual support. They agree to convey certain information to partners to measure the results of the mentorship and, in doing so, contribute to the development of mentorship expertise in their field.