Safer Spaces Policy
We recognize the privilege of operating a business on the original lands of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We also recognize that formulaic recitations of land acknowledgements cannot capture the full picture of the harms inflicted on Canada’s Indigenous peoples by colonizers, both in the past and ongoing.
In this regard, we dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of active reconciliation, collaboration and decolonization.
We want people of all gender identities, abilities, ages, cultures, and sexualities to feel welcome to participate in our space and programming, therefore any form of discrimination is not acceptable.
We will not tolerate violence, bullying, invasion of personal space, religious or cultural intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, classism, sizeism, and language or behaviour that may perpetuate oppression.
We reserve the right to remove any person not cooperating within these guidelines and to protect our staff and members from all harm. In this regard we also enforce this on social media, and over email communication. Bullying and oppression over digital spaces is no more acceptable than it is in person.
We are a community-driven non-profit organization that is committed to operating in open dialogue with the community. Your feedback matters to us.
If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please direct them to:
David Knipe, Interim Executive Director