IGDA Victoria is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of group members in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any of our venues, including presentations. Participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event without a refund at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, offensive verbal comments, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of presentations or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behaviour are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will also identify security volunteers at our individual events that you may reach out to.
Organizers will be happy to help participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues, group-related social events, and online spaces such as, but not limited to, Slack.
For emergency assistance:
Dial 9-1-1 anywhere in Canada
Victoria Sexual Assault Crisis and Info Line:
Non-Emergency Victoria Police:
Non-emergency medical help:
Dial 8-1-1 anywhere in BC