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1. Code of Conduct


1.1 Respectful Behavior #

1.1.1 – In both in-person and electronic interactions, behave respectfully, courteously, and professionally to staff and others using the space. No discrimination, harassment, or hate speech shall be tolerated and will lead to immediate termination of membership and removal from the premesis.

1.1.2 – No person shall otherwise assault another person, threaten any other person with bodily harm, or cause any other person to fear bodily harm.

1.1.3 – No person shall assault another person sexually, or threaten any other person with sexual assault or commit an act of sexual harassment toward another person.  This includes sexually-oriented remarks or behaviour by a person who knows or ought reasonably to know that such remarks or behaviour may create a negative psychological or emotional environment for others. Such remarks or behaviour may include, but are not limited to, suggestive and/or derogatory comments, sounds or gestures emphasizing sex or sexual orientation; suggestive staring; inappropriate displays or distribution of sexually suggestive pictures, objects, writing or graffiti, including electronic and hard copy forms; persistent unwanted contact after the end of a consensual relationship; unnecessary or unwanted physical contact of a sexual nature such as patting, touching, pinching or brushing against; and sexual assault.

1.1.4 – No person shall create a condition that endangers the health or safety of other persons.

1.1.5 – No person shall threaten any other person with damage to such person’s property, or cause any other person to fear damage to her or his property.

1.1.6 – No person shall engage in a course of vexatious conduct, harassment or discrimination that is directed at one or more specific persons and that is based on the age, race, colour, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, ethnic or national origin, family status, marital status, source of income, political belief or affiliation or activity of that person or of those with whom he or she associates.

1.1.7 – No person shall engage in unwelcome or persistent conduct that the member knows, or ought to reasonably know, would cause another person to feel demeaned, intimidated or harassed.  

1.2 Courtesy of Shared and Individual Spaces #

1.2.1 – No person shall take without authorization, misuse, destroy, deface, or damage the property of Maker Cube or of any of its members. 

1.2.2 – No person shall create a condition that unnecessarily endangers or threatens the destruction of property belonging to Maker Cube or any of its members.

1.2.3 – No person shall remove Maker Cube property, including tools, from the facility, unless authorized by Maker Cube staff.

1.2.4 – Everyone must return tools to their designated location after use.

1.2.5 – Everyone must spend the last 15 minutes of their time at Maker Cube for general clean up in addition to cleaning up after yourself.

1.2.6 – Everyone must restore the shared spaces to as clean as or cleaner than when they started using it.

1.2.7 – Everyone must remove any waste material they have produced when they leave.

1.2.8 – Never enter any individual workspaces that are not yours without explicit permission by the member licensing that space.

1.2.9 – Keep noise levels to a respectful minimum for the comfort and enjoyment of those in the immediate area.

1.2.10 – No loud music, tool use, or other noise will be permitted outside of the woodshop and metal shop without the explicit permission of the members around you.

1.2.11 – No loud noises are permitted outside the facility after 7pm on weekdays, after 5pm on Saturdays, or on Sundays.

1.2.12 – Never conduct any type of work that produces fumes or flames in an unventilated area.

1.2.13 – Do not interrupt any official Company activities or classes in the shared spaces.  

1.3 Impairment #

1.3.1 – No person may operate any tools/equipment on the premises while impaired from substance use that can cause physical and behavioural changes that affect a person’s ability to work safely. Substances can include but are not limited to: – Alcohol or legal drugs (which includes cannabis as of October 17, 2018) – Illegal drugs – Prescription drugs to treat medical conditions – Over-the-counter medications

1.3.2 – Use of illegal substances at Maker Cube will not be tolerated and will result in the immediate termination of membership.

1.3.3 – No person may operate any tools/equipment on the premises while impaired from fatigue. Mental and/or physical exhaustion can cause physical and behavioural changes that affect a person’s ability to work safely.

1.3.4 – Members must stop all activities and may be sent home if staff determine they are impaired

1.3.5 – Smoking is not permitted inside the facility or within 6 meters of any entrance. Smoking cigarettes is only permitted in the designated area by the front gate next to the tree.

1.3.6 – Cigarette butts must be burnt out and thrown in the cigarette disposal bucket outside. DO NOT leave your cigarette butts on the ground.

1.3.7 – Smoking cannabis (including vaping) is not tolerated at Maker Cube at any time and will result in termination of membership.

1.4 Conflict Resolution #

A complaint made by any person against any other person under this Code on the premises for misconduct must be made using the following procedure:

1.4.1 – A complaint must be addressed in writing to staff and shall contain: – the basis for the allegation; – relevant supporting documents, evidence and details (e.g. time and date(s) of the offence); – any other individual(s) with knowledge; and – names of witnesses, if any.

1.4.2 – Whenever possible and appropriate, reasonable and informal measures shall be used to resolve issues of individual behaviour.

1.4.3 – All complaints shall be submitted within 5 calendar days of the date that the offence is alleged to have occurred.

1.4.4 – Upon receipt of a complaint, staff shall determine whether or not the complaint material supports a case that an offence has been committed. If no offence appears to have been made, no further steps are taken in relation to the complaint.

1.4.5 – In the event that staff determine that the material supports a case, they shall convene a meeting with the respondent(s) to discuss the complaint and their response to the allegations.

1.4.6 – Following the meeting, staff shall determine whether there is sufficient evidence to support a finding that the person has committed an offence, and if so, will determine which disposition will be most appropriate in the circumstances: – Informal Resolution (resolution of the complaint is mutually agreed upon among staff, the complainant and the respondent); or – Referral to a Director of Maker Cube.

1.4.7 – If an informal disposition of the complaint results, such disposition shall be final, and there shall be no subsequent proceedings.

1.4.8 – If determined to have breached the Policies and Procedures, the respondent may be refused service/membership by staff or required to forfeit membership.