Our House Rules & Values
The purpose of this document is to introduce you to our way of working and how we plan to operate as a business. It is of the utmost importance that we, Good Neighbour Brewing Co. provide a welcoming and safe space for every person who enters our Brewery and Taproom such as our team, the suppliers we work with, the folks we collaborate with and the patrons we serve.
Good Neighbour Brewing Co. strives to create an inclusive, respectful, and accessible space that is welcoming to all people. In our employee handbook, we have created policies that strive to ensure that every member of our team feels supported and acknowledged.
The owners and staff of Good Neighbour Brewing Co. acknowledge that the Taproom and Brewery is situated on Treaty 1 territory on original lands of Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation. We recognize that the water we use in our facility comes from Shoal Lake 40 and our hydroelectricity comes from Northern Manitoban Indigenous communities. We recognize the harm that this resource extraction has caused and endeavour to do our part in repairing relationships with Indigenous communities.
Discriminatory, oppressive, or unsafe language or behaviour will NOT be tolerated in our Taproom or Brewery. This includes but is not limited to language or behaviour that is racist, sexist, classist, ableist, transphobic, fatphobic, heterosexist, or oppressive in any other way. Nobody is permitted to create an unsafe environment through violence, harassment, bullying, harmful language, vandalism, or other unsafe acts.
Hiring and Recruitment
Good Neighbour Brewing Co. strives to ensure that recruitment and hiring of staff is done in a fair and equitable manner and in accordance with our business values.
We are committed to the principles of equity and social justice and believe that these values are strengthened by working and learning from people with diverse experiences. We are committed to having a team that reflects the diversity of the community. We encourage applications from Indigenous people, people of colour, people from the 2SLGBTQ+ community, gender diverse people, diverse faith backgrounds, and diverse abilities.
In an effort to ensure that our space is safe and inclusive for all, every staff member will be provided with anti-oppression training. The training will cover the basic principles of working within an anti-oppressive framework and will include scenarios that staff may encounter in the workplace, in order to apply the learning. The training is provided by the Executive Director of West Central Women's Resource Centre and will be conducted as close to the start of people’s employment as is reasonably possible.
Good Neighbour Brewing Co. recognizes its responsibility to create and maintain an inclusive, respectful workplace where our team and patrons can expect that their value as persons will be honoured. All team members of Good Neighbour Brewing Co. have a responsibility to model behaviours that do not offend, embarrass, or humiliate others, whether deliberate or unintentional. All employees are responsible at all times for their conduct and for ensuring that all staff and patrons are treated with respect and courtesy.
This policy applies to all team members, including management and owners. The respectful workplace policy applies to relationships and interactions between staff and the public. Good Neighbour Brewing Co. is committed to creating and sustaining a respectful workplace by:
Promoting and maintaining a common understanding of the expectation of behaviours considered appropriate and inappropriate in the workplace, and
Taking action to prevent and/or deal with inappropriate behaviour
Harassment and Violence Prevention
We are committed to providing a harassment-free environment for our team and patrons. Good Neighbour Brewing Co. will not tolerate, and employees should not allow behaviour such as discrimination, harassment, and/or bullying that are likely to create an unsafe environment.
Violent behaviour of any kind or threats of violence, either implied or direct, will not be tolerated at Good Neighbour Brewing Co.
Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Assault
Sexual and gender-based harassment are kinds of discrimination. Sexually harassing or bullying someone because of their sex, gender identity or sexual orientation is not acceptable. Good Neighbour Brewing Co. will not tolerate any form of sexual or gender-based harassment.
Transgender, non-binary and gender non-conforming employees have the right to discuss their gender identity or expression openly, or to keep that information private. The employee gets to decide when, with whom, and how much to share their private information. Information about an employee’s transgender status (such as the sex they were assigned at birth) is considered confidential medical information.
An employee has the right to be addressed by the name and pronouns that correspond to the employee’s gender identity, upon request. The intentional or persistent refusal to respect an employee’s gender identity (for example, intentionally referring to the employee by a name or pronoun that does not correspond to the employee’s gender identity) constitutes harassment and is a violation of our respectful safe space policy.
We, at Good Neighbour Brewing Co., commit to working together with our community to demand a higher standard of equality and inclusivity. Together, we are stronger, together we can become better neighbours for one another.