Fireweed Hub is a place to work, collaborate, network and enrich our community, region, and world. We are committed to providing a safe and productive work venue that values diversity and inclusion. Every user has a responsibility to behave appropriately within the shared space. The general principles that guide behaviour at Fireweed are respect and consideration.
We have a zero-tolerance policy for the following:
- Harassment: Deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording, displaying sexual images in public spaces, disruptiveness, aggressive, derogatory, or threatening comments, or unwanted physical contact or sexual attention.
- Destructive behaviour: Damaging or altering any part of the building, inside or out, including furniture, equipment, or other people’s belongings.
- Theft: Intentionally taking others’ personal property, or that belonging to Fireweed.
- Physical violence: Intentional or unintentional physical force, statements, or behaviour that is reasonable to interpret as a threat.
- Psychological and Emotional Violence: Characterized by a person subjecting, or exposing, another person to behaviour that may result in psychological trauma.
- Intolerance: Any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, rejects, threatens, or harms anyone on the basis of identity, background, race, gender, socioeconomic status, appearance, or ability.
Guidelines for respectful sharing of the space
- Phone & video calls: You are allowed to make and receive calls. Fireweed is a shared space where people do business, and taking and making calls is part of this. To minimize the distraction to others the following are encouraged: use an unoccupied room (or, in good weather, perhaps go outside), make use of earbuds/headsets, use a respectful tenor and don’t be louder than you need to be, and do not take unnecessary personal calls in the shared space. Work requiring a member to consistently be on the phone, to engage in lengthy conference calls or to be present for an online videoconference may not be compatible with the hot-desk open space. Lengthy or frequent conference calls and videoconference presentations may be disruptive to others; in such cases users can book the meeting room.
- Conversation is part of a collaborative environment, and members should expect Fireweed to hum at a manageable volume. That said, conversation that is not collaborative or work-oriented in nature may be unnecessarily disruptive; users should limit these kinds of exchanges. Use common sense.
- Privacy. Fireweed will not post identifying photos of any of its users on social media without their express consent, nor otherwise refer to or represent its users or their businesses on any of its digital channels or properties, or in its marketing material, without their express consent. Users must follow the same rules amongst themselves. Use common sense to respect each other’s privacy to the most reasonable extent possible within a shared space.
- Eating and drinking are permitted, with consideration to the fact that certain sounds and smells can be disturbing to other users. Please take food waste with you when you leave, rather than putting it in the garbage which is only emptied weekly.
- Music and sound from videos should be played through headphones or earbuds.
- Cleanliness. All users share the responsibility of helping keep the space clean. The greater our cleaning expenses the more expensive user fees will become. Please leave wet or dirty footwear near the door.
- Illness. If you are unwell or have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or another transmissible illness, do not enter the Fireweed Hub.
Users with concerns can contact:
SCS board member
SCS board member
SCS board member