Sixpo's Code of Conduct

SIXPO, posAbilities, Burnaby Association for Community Inclusion, Options for Sexual Health and other SIXPO affiliates (“SIXPO and Affiliates”) require all participants, attendees, speakers, guests, professionals, press, staff, volunteers and security (“Attendees of SIXPO”) to abide by common-sense rules for public behavior and personal interaction. SIXPO is a celebration of the sexuality of people with disabilities, and any disrespectful or non-consensual behavior will not be tolerated in any form. Whenever possible, given staffing capacity, SIXPO team members will attempt to address and resolve any conflict resulting from disrespectful or non-consensual behavior. SIXPO and Affiliates reserve the right to revoke admission or participation of Attendees of SIXPO not in compliance with this Code of Conduct.

By attending SIXPO, each Attendee of SIXPO agrees to this Code of Conduct.

Anyone who feels they are in a situation where their safety is compromised or who become aware of anyone violating any part of this Code of Conduct should locate the nearest SIXPO team member so the matter can be handled. SIXPO team members will take prompt action in any form they deem appropriate, including immediate expulsion from the event. This Code of Conduct applies to all Attendees of SIXPO. If at any time you have been made to feel uncomfortable, or if you witness another person being harassed, you should contact a SIXPO team member. If necessary, we will contact local law enforcement, provide escort, offer a safe place or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding in keeping our event protected and making it an event that gives individuals and groups the confidence to express themselves safely and without discrimination.

Zero Tolerance

    Sixpo has zero tolerance for:
  1. physical and sexual assault or battery;
  2. unwelcome physical contact of any kind; and
  3. harassment of any kind.

Participants asked to stop any of the above behaviour, including harassing behavior, are expected to comply immediately.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to: offensive verbal comments (related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion), deliberate intimidation, stalking, harassing photography or recording.


Cameras and devices with cameras are allowed, but if an individual declines to pose, you may not photograph or record them. Photos or recordings in non-public spaces such as restrooms are not allowed.

Harassment in Public Restrooms

Attendees of SIXPO are welcome to use the restrooms that match their gender presentation or identity.

Public Nudity and Sexual Activity

Public nudity is not permitted.

Sexual activity is not permitted. Sexual activity includes, but is not limited to, simulation of such acts (faked masturbation, lap dances, the use of adult toys entering any orifice, etc.). SIXPO may include educational demonstrations of uses of sex toys and different sexual acts for the purposes of the workshops and seminars. If you are participating in a workshop that involves demonstrations of sexual activity, non-consensual behaviour towards others will not be tolerated.


    Attendees of SIXPO must comply with all set procedures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 while attending SIXPO, and must only attend if they:
  1. are not experiencing any symptoms of illness such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, or new loss of taste or smell;
  2. do not believe they have been exposed to someone with a suspected and/or confirmed case of the COVID-19;
  3. have not been diagnosed with COVID-19, or have been cleared as non-contagious by the province or local public health authorities; and
  4. are following all BC Public Health recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting potential exposure to COVID-19.

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, and in order to be compliant with relevant government regulations, it may be necessary for SIXPO to update its COVID-19 policy. We will inform registered participants about substantial changes should this occur.

Warranties and Liability

SIXPO and Affiliates give no warranties in respect of any aspect of SIXPO or any materials related thereto or offered at SIXPO and disclaim all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. SIXPO and Affiliates shall not be responsible or liable for reliance by anyone on any aspect of SIXPO and/or any information provided at SIXPO. Views expressed by speakers, sponsors, or exhibitors are their own. In addition, SIXPO and Affiliates shall not be responsible or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the services or information provided in connection with the event.

Attendees of SIXPO agree that SIXPO involves many very positive aspects and also can involve various risks, dangers and hazards, which can result in SERIOUS INJURIES, including MENTAL OR EMOTIONAL TRAUMA. The parties are aware of the risks, dangers and hazards associated with SIXPO and freely accept and fully assume all such risks, dangers and hazards and the possibility of personal injury or loss resulting from participating in SIXPO.

    By attending SIXPO, each Attendee of SIXPO:
  1. waives any and all claims that they have or may in the future have against SIXPO and its affiliates and releases SIXPO and its affiliates from any and all liability for any loss, damage, expense or injury including death that they may suffer or that their next of kin may suffer as a result of participation in SIXPO, due to any cause whatsoever, including negligence, breach of contract, or breach of any statutory or other duty of care, including any duty of care owed under the Occupiers Liability Act, RSBC 1996, c 337, on the part of SIXPO and Affiliates;
  2. understands that negligence includes failure on the part of SIXPO and Affiliates to take reasonable steps to safeguard or protect any participant from or warn any participant of the risks, dangers and hazards of participating in SIXPO;
  3. indemnifies and holds harmless SIXPO and Affiliates from any and all claims, actions, causes of action, injury, losses or damages, which may be made by any participant related to the SIXPO, or anyone on behalf of any participant related to the Attendee of SIXPO; and
  4. indemnifies and holds harmless SIXPO and Affiliates from any and all liability for any damage to property or personal injury to any third party, resulting from the participation in SIXPO of any Attendee of SIXPO.
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Members of SIXPO respectfully acknowledge that we live, learn and gather on the unceded, traditional and ancestral territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) the Katzie, Kwantlen, Kwikwetlem, Qayqayt and Tla'amin Nations.
Non-Indigenous folks in Canada please take a look atWhose Landto learn more about the indigenous nation(s) on whose land you live!

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