Kind Space is committed to providing Ottawa – located on unceded Algonquin territory, accessible resources, events, social, and educational programming to celebrate and support people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.
As part of our commitment to our communities, partners, and ourselves we have been reflecting, discussing, and examining what our values are, and how we live them in our work.
Communities of Care
Kind believes that taking care of each other is a skill that can be learned and re-learned with practice, attention, and support.
Kind knows we all have the capacity to learn and evolve at a pace which is thoughtful, intentional, and realistic.
Kind believes in our communities – their knowledge, innovation, and understanding of their needs and how they can and should be met. Our job is to listen, support, and act.
Kind is committed to openness and honesty in our governance model, programming, organizational goals, policies, and procedures.
Within each of our values live 4 core commitments to accessibility, accountability, community participation, and self-determination. We don’t just want to have a list of nice sounding words that sit on a page. These are active, tangible agreements we make about current and future programming and partnerships.
Kind strives to be as barrier-free as possible so that as many can find connection through our services and events. And to be as honest, open, and up-to-date about our current limitations.
Kind chooses to be proactive in our actions, to create space for ongoing feedback and call on our courage and take responsibility when we, as an organization, make mistakes or cause harm.
Kind wants all members of our communities actively included in the programs and events that currently exist. And more than that, we want you involved in how programs and the organization shifts and changes.
Kind believes that each individual persons gets to decide what makes sense and is good for them. How you choose to engage with us is up to you. Our job is to make it as simple and straightforward as possible.