**Be aware that your membership could get cancelled without notice if you violate the following policy. You could also be excluded from future events.
INCLUSIVITY AND ANTIHARASSMENT POLICY
GamePlay Space values inclusiveness and tolerance, and strives to be a peaceful and safe work environment.
Any behaviour or speech reflecting discriminatory, oppressive behavior, harassment, destructive behavior, or exclusionary actions are not tolerated inside the space.
Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, language, or otherwise sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Members or visitors asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a member, a visitor or a staff member engages in harassing behavior, the offender should be signaled to the Director, a member of the Board of Directors or event organizers. GamePlay Space officers or organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsing her/him from the space. In extreme cases, the offender could lose their voting rights without pay back of her/his membership fees.
If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the Director or an event organizer. The Director or organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe.
- Director’s email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emergency: 911
- Local law enforcement: 514 393 1133
- Local sexual assault hot line: 514 3988500 // sacomss.org Local emergency and nonemergency medical: 911
- Local Taxi Company: Taxi Diamond 514 2736331
Your presence at one of our events implies knowledge and understanding of these rules.
What is our policy regarding infractions?
We have designed a three tier infraction system. Feedback and questions relating to this system and its implementation are welcome, especially at the GPS general assembly to be announced for mid July.
Reporting: All members are encouraged to report any infractions to members of the board, or to the GPS manager (Liv). Your anonymity will be protected in the interests of a safe, professional work environment.
- Tier 1: Minor
- Tier 2: Serious
- Tier 3: Expulsion
If another member has a valid complaint about behavior, misuse of the space, inappropriate attire, etc, the violator may be placed on probation. During this probation period, access to the space may be restricted and further infractions will be taken as if they are of a higher tier. Apologies and reparation are also assumed to occur as needed, at the expense and effort of the violator.
For serious but limited violations, such as petty theft, damages, etc, the violator’s membership may be suspended for 2 to 8 weeks, with no compensation for their paid rent. A probation period generally follows return from suspension. They are still permitted to attend public events. Apologies and reparation are also assumed to occur as needed, at the expense and effort of the violator.
When a member is found to have acted completely without excuse, such as sexual harassment, assault, probation violation, or repeated tier 2 violations, a member will be permanently expelled and refused entry to any and all events at GPS. Legal action may be taken where necessary.
The board’s decision is final. There are no adjustments or appeals to be made.
We all have a responsibility to each other to be good neighbors and colleagues, so that these kinds of formal rules don’t distract us from making great games!