SAFE & WELCOMING SPACE PRINCIPLES

For our Partners, Members and our Community!

The Sandbox Centre’s Mission and Values are anchored by connecting people and their ideas to business resources. Our Mission and Values come to life in the promotion of equitable, diverse, and inclusive cultures; in our workplace, our communities, and in our activities, a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is embraced and we can gather, as a community, to share ideas and deepen human connection. Sandbox is proud of the community that has been created here and is committed to ensure our Mission and Values continue to be reflected in the following principles:

Everyone should feel welcomed at the Sandbox Centre. Every person who visits is a client, whether they are a member or not. Our clients are welcome to use the spaces we provide appropriately, including our workspace, boardrooms, patio and restrooms.
A safe and welcoming public space is a shared community responsibility. We rise the tide together! Consistent with our Mission and Values, we expect everyone in our community and those who enter our workplace to treat others with respect and dignity, free of bias and discrimination. Behaviours that make anyone feel unwelcome or unsafe have no place on our premises. We trust our team to address disruptive behaviours appropriately guided by our existing policies and training. When in the Sandbox Centre:

Use Our Spaces as Intended

Sleeping, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drug use or improper use of restrooms is not permitted.

Be Considerate of Our Partners, Members & Other Clientele

Loud or unreasonable noise, or behaviours that are disruptive to others are not tolerated.

Communicate with Respect

Obscene, harassing, abusive language, hate speech, racial slurs, gestures, or actions are unacceptable.

Act Responsibly

Violating any federal, provincial or local law, regulation or ordinance, including any applicable public health mandate is prohibited.
Anyone not contributing to a safe and welcoming environment will be asked to change their behaviour. Anyone not changing their behaviour may be asked to leave the Sandbox Centre premises with possible assistance from law enforcement. Discrimination is inconsistent with our Mission and Values. We strive to eliminate discrimination and implicit bias from every aspect of our business, including the experiences of our partners, members, and community at Sandbox. We oppose any public policy that would have a discriminatory impact. If you experience or see conduct that you believe is discriminatory, harassing or inconsistent with this commitment, please notify a team member or contact us online at [email protected]
It is fundamental to our role and responsibility as an organization to create a truly welcoming space where people can come together with kindness, empathy, and compassion, and where diverse backgrounds and life experiences are embraced. These principles are not to constrain, but to give peace of mind to our community. They will continue to guide Sandbox and we will hold ourselves accountable to them. Together, we can create and maintain a safe and welcoming environment, where every individual is treated with humanity, dignity, and respect.

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