Our community values and defends inclusion, diversity and accessibility

Inclusiveness and Anti-Oppression

We welcome and advocate for the presence and contributions of all people regardless of their gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, culture, abilities, ethnic origin, marital status, nationality, race, religion, education, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to actively challenging oppression and racism.

Prejudice, oppression, and discrimination are detrimental to the growth of a rich and vibrant game community. DMG is filled with diverse participants, and supporting the visibility of such diversity enhances the experiences of all community members. As such, we value inclusiveness and vigorously defend DMG and Gamma Space as safe spaces for all participants.

We insist that each of you remain mindful of, and take responsibility for, your speech and behavior. This includes:

  • Always acting out of respect and concern for the free expression of others
  • Actively listening to others and not dominating discussions
  • Not making assumptions about identity, experiences, or preferred pronouns
  • Not using words that are racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, classist, cissexist or ableist
  • Humbly accepting respectful correction (or correcting yourself!)

We acknowledge the work of creating a safer, more equitable space is ongoing work and that we're not perfect. The terms we use to describe our experience are always changing, and we are always learning. We are eager to maintain and defend the inclusivity of this community, so:

If you think of something that is missing from this statement, or a way we could improve it, please send us an email at info@dmg.to or speak to an organizer.

If you experience marginalizing or silencing behavior which limits your full participation in any DMG event, please talk to Jennie Faber in confidence (in person or via email).

Code of Conduct

Additionally, we abide by and enforce (and expect all event/workshop attendees to also abide by and help enforce) our host space's policies about expected behaviour and unacceptable behaviour.
Read Gamma Space's policies here.

Formal and informal complaints about interpersonal disputes, staff or organizational policies will be addressed through the conflict resolution policy. Directors, staff and members are required to respond to and comply with conflict resolution proceedings and related by-laws in order to retain membership or employment.

Contact hr@dmg.to if you have any questions!

Accessibility

We strive to create a space that is accommodating and easy-to-use for people who use assistive devices.

The main entrance to the building features an automated door that opens by pushing a button. However, the button only operates the door during business hours (8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.). If you arrive after 6 p.m., and do not need assistance with the door, dial 800 on the keypad and someone will buzz you in.

If you need assistance opening the door, or cannot reach the directory/buzz-in system, please call our front desk (416) 848-3702 and someone will be happy to meet you.

Access to our space is on the ground floor, through a door just inside the entrance. It is generally propped open. The washroom is fully wheelchair accessible.

We welcome and invite your feedback about how to make the space easier for you to use. Contact us in person, via phone or email with your suggestions.