NEEDS & PREFERENCES
We encourage everyone to share with us your mobility, communication, and sensory needs so that we can best support you as an organization and within a group setting.
There is ZERO tolerance for racism, micro-aggressions, verbal threats, bullying, sexual harassment, relational aggression, intimidation, and violence. When the principles outlined in our Belonging Statement are not respected, we will take appropriate action to address the situation. Consequences may vary depending on the severity of the violation and could include, but are not limited to, educational interventions, warnings, temporary suspension from the program, or, in extreme cases, permanent removal. These consequences are implemented with the aim of maintaining a safe and inclusive environment for all participants.
Accountability is a vital aspect of our commitment to belonging. We hold ourselves accountable to the principles outlined in our statement, and we expect the same from our program participants. If a participant engages in behavior that contradicts our values, we will hold them accountable through open and respectful communication. This includes providing feedback, engaging in dialogue to foster understanding, and encouraging personal growth and change. Accountability measures will be implemented consistently, fairly, and transparently, guided by our commitment to justice and equity.
We believe in the importance of restorative justice as a means of addressing harm and facilitating healing within our community. When incidents occur, we are dedicated to creating a restorative process that encourages dialogue, understanding, and repair. This may involve facilitated discussions, mediation, or other appropriate interventions aimed at repairing the harm caused, rebuilding trust, and supporting the well-being of those affected. Our goal is to create opportunities for learning, growth, and reconciliation, promoting a stronger and more inclusive community for all.
Please note, the NWAGG Belonging Statement is a working, living document and process. As NWAGG continues to learn from shared experiences with ourselves and our community, the Belonging Statement is subject to evolving.