The Town of Marathon is embracing and promoting RESPECT.

Our Goal is to take RESPECT to a higher level and to support and promote:

  • awareness of how people should treat one another
  • beliefs and behaviours that recognize the importance of human dignity
  • leadership to foster respectful behaviour
  • respectful, responsible, and positive use of social media

Definition of Respect: verb; to show regard or consideration for: “to respect someone's rights.”

Everyone has a role to play in upholding our Rights and Responsibilities.


Being treated with RESPECT as a basic human right, regardless of: race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, religion, intellectual capacity, body shape, disability, age, family background, parental status, or socio-economic background.

  • The right to live and work in a dignified and harassment-free environment, which includes:
  • The right where all individuals are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.
  • The right to work and live in a positive and productive environment.
  • The right to seek assistance and expect intervention when disrespected.


Communicate in ways that are positive and respectful, which includes:

  • Leading by example and demonstrating behaviour that creates and maintains a respectful workplace and community. All employees and citizens have a role in creating a respectful workplace
  • Treat your coworkers and the public with respect, which includes:
  • Treating all people equitably and fairly.
  • Supporting your co-workers and the public if they experience harassment or discrimination; you have a responsibility to listen to their concerns.
  • Speak up when others are disrespected, which includes:
  • Being part of the resolution in a manner that contributes to building a healthy, and productive workplace/community.
  • Having a responsibility to call attention to the behaviour and offer suggestions for more respectful behaviour.

Commit to RESPECT, show you believe in treating everyone equally.

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