Privacy and Accountability

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MEDA Privacy Policy

Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information of its employees, members, donors, clients, contractors and other stakeholders.  We value your trust and recognize that maintaining this trust requires that we are transparent and accountable in how we treat the information that you choose to share with us. This policy applies to all MEDA activities. The policy will be updated periodically in order to maintain compliance with applicable legislation.

Code of Conduct

Since our creation in 1953 by a group of business professionals, MEDA has embraced a culture of honesty and integrity with our employees, board, donors, business partners, and those we serve. Our high levels of ethical behavior, accountability, respect, and our core performance values have been instrumental in building the superb global reputation that we enjoy today for creating business solutions to poverty.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse Policy

MEDA recognizes our obligation and responsibility to operate in a manner consistent with the fundamental principles of human rights and we are committed to the prevention of and response to sexual exploitation and abuse. MEDA recognises that sexual exploitation and abuse of vulnerable people is a global phenomenon and from our own and others’ experience, it is clear that working in development can entail dealing with these issues. It is vital that sexual exploitation and abuse are not perpetrated or compounded by those who MEDA employs. It is crucial that we all understand the problem of sexual exploitation and abuse and our own role and responsibility in preventing it. Employees need to consider how their sexual conduct might cause serious harm to others and bring MEDA into disrepute.

Child & Youth Safeguarding Policy

This document outlines MEDA’s Child & Youth Safeguarding Policy which illustrates MEDA’s commitment to support and respect child and youth rights to be protected from violence and abuse.

This policy applies to all individuals and organizations (“personnel”) who are involved in carrying out MEDA programs directed at children and youth. These include, but are not limited to: employees, volunteers, consultants, contractors, partners and any other MEDA representatives.

Gender Equality Policy

MEDA promotes equal realization of dignity and human rights for women and men to unleash their entrepreneurial and innovative potential to earn a sustainable livelihood.

Media Relations Policy

As an non-profit organization that seeks to help poor people improve their lives through the development of business, Mennonite Economic Development Associates (MEDA) welcomes the opportunity to assist the media with stories that help to promote and advance understanding about business-oriented approaches to development in specific, and of international development programs in general.

About Donations

For information about MEDA in the United States (EIN 23-7398678), click here, and in Canada (Charitable Registration No. 107 691 057 RR0001), click here.

In compliance with state and provincial laws in the United States and Canada, below are statements regarding donations made to MEDA. These statements are printed in materials whenever possible and are available here for those that give to us online.

Multi-Year Integrated Standards Plan (AODA)

In 2005, the Government of Ontario enacted the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in 2011, as part of the AODA, the Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation (IASR) was released. The purpose of the AODA and the IASR is to provide Ontarians with disabilities with equal access to goods and services that respects their dignity, individuality, independence, and value.   MEDA is committed to removing barriers to create a workplace that is accessible and enables its employees to reach their full potential. As part of its commitment to inclusion and accessibility, MEDA has created an AODA Multi-Year Accessibility Plan. The plan outlines the policies that MEDA will put in place to improve opportunities for people with disabilities in accordance with the requirements of the AODA and IASR. 

Transparency in Coverage (US)

This link leads to the machine-readable files that are made available in response to the federal Transparency in Coverage Rule and includes negotiated service rates and out-of-network allowed amounts between health plans and healthcare providers. The machine-readable files are formatted to allow researchers, regulators, and application developers to access and analyze data more easily.

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