Our Kore Values…
Creating safer spaces for dancers to feel comfortable and empowered in their own body, and allow for spaces for people to be heard, affirmed and valued. We value acknowledgement for any harmful behaviour that has been inflicted, accountability of those that inflicted the behaviour and provision of education and resources towards the growth and education of our community.
Our intention of the Code of Conduct is to CLEARLY outline our policies for our studio, to ensure that each member feels comfortable, safe and valued in our space. We wish to educate our community on the importance of boundaries and respect, and expect all staff and visitors to adhere to the code of conduct when they are part of the Kore Community.
- Intimidation, discrimination, harassment, assault or abuse of any kind is not tolerated in our community
- Respect people’s emotional, physical and mental boundaries. If you are unsure, seek or ask for consent consistently and confidently.
- Respect for people’s rights (including but not limited to gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion)
- Do not consume alcohol or drugs on studio events or premise at any time
- No soliciting without approval from Kore admin (includes promotion of campaigns & advocacy)
- Respect and consideration for our Kore staff and volunteers at all times
If you feel that someone has upset or hurt you, we recommend you to confide in either a leader of Kore or someone in the community that you trust. For further action, a report must be collected by Kore Admin.
We ask that if anyone notices any misconduct, harassment or manipulative/predatory behaviour to please report to Kore staff immediately.
Reach Out to Us
If you witness or experience someone that has harmed yourself or another person and feel uncomfortable, please reach out to Kore admin or staff so we can provide support appropriately. The options to communicate with us is:
- Directly to anyone on Kore staff & admin
- Speak to a person you trust in the community, and have them speak to Kore staff/admin on your behalf
- Report your story to us online (you may remain anonymous): “REACH OUT TO KORE” FORM (https://docs.google.com/
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Our Response and Procedures
- Kore admin will respond to incidents reported as immediately as possible. If a situation requires more investigation and/or decision making, we understand that solutions cannot be created overnight if either party needs space and time. Our responses to any one that violates our Code of Conduct are as follows but not limited to:
- Issuing a verbal or written warning
- An in-person meeting
- Facilitating discussion between parties (if both parties agree)
- Suspension of attendance and involvement in present and future community events
- Filing an incident report
- Reporting to the Authorities
The Kore Dance Studio administration reserves the right to decide on the appropriate action involved in any disciplinary decisions involved.
- At Kore, we have been graciously assisted by our own community members (Jeanine Marte, Sarah Fereja and Irene Mai) along with Simran Kaur Dhillon in providing resources for anyone that has experienced serious crimes or conduct violations. Please feel free to use the following resources when applicable:Life Threatening Situations:
Dial 9 1 1
Someone in Distress:
Dial 2 1 1 and press “3” to dispatch the 24/7 Crisis Diversion Team
- Use this service when you see someone
- Experience a medical or mental (non-emergency) crisis
- Potential safety concern of the individual involved
- Possibly intoxicated or impaired
Edmonton Police Services (Non-Emergency Situations, Reporting)
Dial #377 or 780 423 4567
COUNSELLING AND INFO RESOURCES:
Sexual Assault Centre of Alberta PH: 780 423 4102
- Provides education, counselling and court support to those affected by sexual misconduct
Zebra Child and Protection Centre PH: 780 421 2385
- Agency that provides child-centred intervention working with a multidisciplinary staff (ex. Child advocates, psychologists, lawyers, counsellors, etc.)
Elizabeth Fry Society of Edmonton PH: 780 421 1175
- Provides support for females who are in the legal system through education, reintegration, programs and services.
- Also provides resources to empower young females to make healthy life choices but also advocacy for any issues they are experiencing.
U of A Sexual Assault Centre PH: 780-492-9771
- Due to COVID, crisis intervention support will be through appointments and provided over the phone.
- Website of resources for GBTQ men’s health
Comprehensive Healther Worker’s (C.H.E.W) Project PH: 780 492 3740
- CHEW provides resources and support for those experiencing a multitude of barriers such as but not limited to: mental health, sexual violence, homelessness etc.
- CHEW also provides (at no cost) – short term and long term counselling and social services.
The Family Resilience Project PH: 780 492 5205, request “Family Resilience Project”
- Offers free short-term counselling to sexual & gender minority (LGBTQ) children, youth and families (16-25 years old)
Alberta One-Line (AASAS) PH: 1 866 403 8000
- A private toll free number to text or call for those who have been impacted by sexual violence.
Central Alberta Sexual Violence Help Line (CASASC) PH & TXT: 1 866 956 1099
- 24 hour sexual violence helpline – anonymous and confidential
Trans Lifeline PH: 1 877 330 6366
Grassroots hotline ran by the trans community, providing support to those who identify as trans and need emotional/financial support.
LGBTQ Distress Line PH 1 877 688 4765
- 24 hour peer support phone line for LGBTQ youth to call for support. M-TH 6am-10pm
- Use this service when you see someone