Code of Conduct
The Toronto Agile Community (TAC) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form.
This code of conduct applies to all TAC platforms and events, including our annual Open Space and Conference events, plus any other platforms that TAC hosts both online and off. Anyone who violates this code of conduct may be sanctioned or expelled from these platforms at the discretion of the TAC Organizers.
Some TAC event spaces may have additional rules in place, which will be made available to participants. Participants are responsible for knowing and abiding by these rules.
Offensive comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, mental illness, neuro(a)typicality, physical appearance, body size, age, race, or religion.
Unwelcome comments regarding a person’s lifestyle choices and practices, including those related to food, health, parenting, drugs, and employment.
Deliberate misgendering or use of ‘dead’ or rejected names.
Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behaviour in spaces where they’re not appropriate.
Physical contact and simulated physical contact (e.g., textual descriptions like “*hug*” or “*backrub*”) without consent or after a request to stop.
Threats of violence.
Incitement of violence towards any individual, including encouraging a person to commit suicide or to engage in self-harm.
Stalking or following.
Harassing photography or recording, including logging online activity for harassment purposes.
Sustained disruption of discussion.
Unwelcome sexual attention.
Pattern of inappropriate social contact, such as requesting/assuming inappropriate levels of intimacy with others
Continued one-on-one communication after requests to cease.
Deliberate “outing” of any aspect of a person’s identity without their consent except as necessary to protect vulnerable people from intentional abuse.
Publication of non-harassing private communication.
If you are being harassed by a member of TAC, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact the TAC organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the person who is harassing you is on the team, they will recuse themselves from handling your incident. We will respond as promptly as we can.
This code of conduct applies to TAC events and spaces, but if you are being harassed by a member of TAC outside of our platforms, we still want to know about it. We will take all good-faith reports of harassment by TAC members seriously. This includes harassment outside our platforms and harassment that took place at any point in time. The organizers reserve the right to exclude people from TAC based on their past behaviour, including behaviour outside TAC platforms and behaviour towards people who are not involved with TAC.
To protect volunteers from abuse and burnout, we reserve the right to reject any report we believe have been made in bad faith. Reports intended to silence legitimate criticism may be deleted without response.
We will respect confidentiality requests for the purpose of protecting victims of abuse. At our discretion, we may publicly name a person about whom we’ve received harassment complaints, or privately warn third parties about them, if we believe that doing so will increase the safety of TAC members or the general public. We will not name harassment victims without their affirmative consent.
Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from all TAC events and spaces and identification of the participant as a harasser to other TAC members or the general public.