Accessibility

The Common Thread is a space that strives to be accessible to all persons. We are located in a wheelchair-friendly building. IMPORTANT: we are on the second floor of the building. The elevator is an industrial one, and persons of reduced mobility may require assistance to use it. If this is the case, please buzz us from the front door and we will be happy to assist you.

We are a proudly bilingual space and will be happy to help you in English or in French.

Children are also welcome in the space, to participate in the workshop (with parents’ supervision) or to just be in the space while parents are working. We cannot provide childcare during the workshops, but there is a mezzanine for recreational space, with books and games for your children. There is a space to sleep if your child needs a nap.

Safer Space Policy
The Common Thread’s safer space policy is intended to help make the workshop a supportive, non-threatening environment for all who participate. We want this studio to be welcoming and engaging, and we encourage everyone – visitors, volunteers and collective members – to be proactive in creating an atmosphere where the safety of others is validated.

Upon entering the Common Thread, participants are expected to be aware of their language and behavior, and to think about whether it might be harmful to others. We define oppressive behavior as any conduct that demeans, marginalizes, or harms anyone on the basis of ability, age, cultural background, education, ethnicity, gender identity, immigration status, language, nationality, physical appearance, race, religion, self-expression, sexual orientation, status as a parent or other such factors.

The collective members at the Common Thread are empowered to enforce this policy. Persons that are conducting themselves in a manner that is oppressive or unsafe to others will be asked to leave. If you see/hear/experience behavior that violates this policy, please come and speak with a Common Thread member, or send us an email.

We welcome the continuing discussion about the improvement of this policy.