Our Values

GAMERella is dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive environment at both our online and offline jams.

This means creating an environment where people who are typically excluded from or marginalized in game-related or academic spaces feel welcome and respected. We encourage all participants to work together to prevent or reduce harm, particularly for those who are often the targets of violence and harassment, and ensure that marginalized individuals are not being pushed out of the space.

It is foundational to us that you feel welcomed and that we create an environment for exchange that leaves participants feeling respected. Please see TAG’s Values and Code of Conduct for a clear description of how GAMERella operates and what kind of behaviours and values we ask participants to hold during the event, namely: Inclusivity & Solidarity, Communication & Compassion, Accountability and Respect.

If you have any concerns or feel uncomfortable with someone’s behaviour please get in touch with Myloe.

Myloe is available for support, namely: conflict de-escalation, talking with someone directly during the event or after, assisting you in considering a situation, being a listening ear and if need be, informal mediation.

Helpful contacts:

GAMERella Organizers 2021 – Gina Hara (tag.coordinator@concordia.ca), Courtney Blamey (courtney.blamey@outlook.com)
Support – Myloe Martel-Perry (mmartelperry@gmail.com)
TAG Director – Rilla Khaled (rilla.khaled@concordia.ca)
Concordia Office of Rights and Responsibilities – Lisa White (lisa.white@concordia.ca)

For in-person jams:

Concordia University Campus Security – 514-848-3717 (Dial 1 for urgent situations, dial 2 for non-urgent situations)
Montreal sexual assault hot line – 514 398-8500 (sacomss.org)
Montreal emergency and non-emergency medical – 911
Montreal taxi company – Diamond, 514 273-6331