About GOABC

GOABC MISSION, VISION AND CODE OF CONDUCT

Why GOABC?

Hunting is coming under increasing pressure internationally.  The hunting community is relatively small and must work together.  Our opportunity will be lost if we are fragmented by where we are from, the equipment we use, the species we pursue, or why we hunt.

The vision of the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia is a province with a strong and stable outfitting industry and abundant big game populations for all to enjoy, both today and in the future.  As passionate advocates for wildlife, GOABC is the recognized voice of the outfitting family in British Columbia, Yukon and Northwest Territories of Canada.  With integrity and professionalism, we promote the conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of wildlife.  We believe that what we appreciate, appreciates.

If we want hunting to continue, we must tell our story: hunters are the true conservationists.  We must be diligent about relaying the benefits of hunting to those who are misinformed or underinformed.

If you care about the wild places and wild things as we do, and wish to ensure that hunting will continue for future generations, please join us in putting Wildlife First™.

Our Vision

A province with a strong and stable guide outfitting industry and abundant big game populations for all to enjoy, both today and in the future.

Our Mission

As passionate advocates for wildlife, the Guide Outfitters Association of British Columbia (GOABC) is the recognized voice of the guide outfitting family.  With integrity and professionalism, GOABC promotes the conservation, stewardship and sustainable use of wildlife.

Our Four Core Values

  • Professionalism – competency in our engagements with membership, the public and government
  • Integrity – adherence to moral and ethical principles
  • Passion – we eat, sleep and breathe our livelihood
  • Family – family is the heart and soul of outfitting

 

GOABC Code of Conduct

A member shall have particular regard to the provision of clean, sanitary accommodation and to promote the highest standards possible in the preparation of food.
A member is required to provide and maintain stock, equipment, food supplies and facilities commensurate with those as advertised to the public. A member who gives false or misleading information to prospective clients with regards to stock, equipment, food supplies or facilities contravenes the Code of Ethics and Standards. In addition, a member who gives false or misleading information relating to fees and expenses also contravenes the Code.
A member shall not trespass upon the rights of other members.
A member must be familiar with the Wildlife Act and other related statutes and the regulations enacted there under, and should advise both employees and clients of their rights and responsibilities while under his jurisdiction.
A member shall practice sound wildlife conservation and promote and encourage its practice by others.
A member shall not cause, encourage or condone any violation of the Wildlife Act and/or related statutes and of the regulations passed there under and shall maintain high standards of public safety.
A member shall be willing and capable of making restitution in cash or in kind for breach of contract between themselves and the customer where the customer is not at fault.
A member shall maintain a degree of proficiency, responsibility and professionalism satisfactory to the membership and standards of the association.

Ethics and Standards Complaint Process

GOABC takes complaints against our members very seriously and invests significant administrative time in attaining resolution.  Please click to access the details of our complaints process.

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