Unfortunately, Forth is not fully accessible and many potential visitors will find that the set of stairs leading both into our cafe and into our cocktail bar to be un-navigable. Often, one step is enough to make a space inaccessible and we have many. We are committed to solving this barrier to access, however at this time it is still an issue within the Historic designation and construction of our space. We apologize and regret any inconvenience and inability to visitors when trying to access our space.
We recognize the privilege of owning and operating a business on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
We respect the Treaties that were made on these territories, we acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past, and we dedicate ourselves to move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in a spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.
We want people of all gender identities, abilities, ages, cultures, and sexualities will feel welcome to participate in our space, therefore any form of discrimination is not acceptable.
We have no tolerance for violence, invasion of another’s space, expressing yourself in a way that will offend another’s culture, being intolerant of someone’s religious beliefs, 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.
While we recognize no space can be completely safe and free from oppression, we would like this space to be welcoming, and engaging for customers, friends, families, employees, performers, and organizers alike. We encourage everyone entering Forth to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is valued. We are a survivor centric and survivor oriented space.
If at any time you are made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe, please let an employee know or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any concern brought to our attention will be taken seriously and addressed as immediately as possible.
We are committed to community building and hold restorative justice values. Each situation will be assessed on an individual basis.
As stated earlier, we reserve the right to ask anyone who is in violation of our guidelines/policies to leave when asked. In extreme cases when police must be notified, this will be immediately disclosed.
As employees of Forth, we will begin with challenging ourselves, and our own privileges or biases. We will recognize our customers and fellow coworkers by using the correct pronouns, and refrain from using gendered language. We will recognize our customers and fellow coworkers’ barriers or struggles by providing judgement-free inclusion. We will listen to each other by providing a space for everyone’s voice to be heard and not silenced. We will continue to work towards having a safe space by learning from, supporting, encouraging and teaching one another.
We welcome the continuing discussion and improvement of this policy. Thanks for your help, understanding and support.