Trans Safe Spaces in the HRM
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Category of businessBusiness Name (an * signifies a recommendation from someone else)Phone number/contactDoes your business have gender neutral washroom?Is it customary in your business to ask someone their preferred pronouns ?Does your business have an anti-discrimination and/or trans-specific policy? (informal or formal) (ex: would a customer be removed if they used hateful language or actions?)Members of your staff aware of these policies? Do they enact it as to your mandate? (ex: would disciplinary action be taken towards a staff member if they violated the policy, informal or formal)Has your staff accessed professional development trans-competency training?Has your staff participated in any anti-oppression and/or transgender competency workshops? If so, which ones?Other recommendations for safe places in HRMOther info you want to share?prefers to be called back? when?date of call, caller, and person spoken to
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Hairdresser/BarberOne blockyesyesRegular conversations with staff, ongoing monitoring of language and behavior to ensure trans positive atmosphere. Queer positive literature in store.unsure. They have connections but nothing specific.Also unsure. Staff members have attended workshops but the business itself has not organized anything. Not a requirement of staff to attend but they are discussing opportunities for the future.Brother is barber: Noreast Barberconsiders themselves a transpositive space, they do lots of outreach and education. many clients identify as transMarla, March 17th 2017 spoke to Kat
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Hairdresser/BarberSailor bups902 478 2334marc@sailorbups.comMarla, March 17th 2017 spoke to receptionist. says to email Marc.
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Hairdresser/BarberNoreast Barbers902 407-2442Call at 4pm on March 17th to speak to owner: Jesse
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Hairdresser/BarberOddfellows Barbers902-701-9787yesno written policy, but small staff, many of which identify as LBGTQ. promote inclusive environment.yesdiscussed on informal basis NoRobin Perry RMT (need to email) rprmt.commany trans clients - ask people about their preferred pronounsSpoke to Joel (owner) Mar17th (Marla)
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Hairdresser/BarberUppercutz Barbers902 425 2889not interested in participatingSpoke with manager on March 24th (Marla)
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingCrossfit Ironstone(902) 444-4226yes and gender neutral showersno policy in place. if there was to be a gender/sexuality related issue between members, they would be encouraged to resolve it. go over core values with staff when they get hired, including integrity. staff educated on how to act a certain way towards everyone despite sexual and gender identity. no, but staff trained on communication/conflict resolution among membersnocrossfit onside in Burnside, has a good rephave many trans members, never had issues with trans members of the gymAdrienne, spoke to Patrick (owner) on March 17th
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingCrossfit Onside(902) 404-5647Yes and gender neutral showerNot practicedno formal polcies, but have trans members and wouldn't want someone in there gym who do not resepect othersBrief discussion with staff. Very small staffNoNo, not currentlyhave trans membersSpoke with Jenny March 24th
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingFit4Less(902) 420-1943no gender neutral washroom but gender neutral change rooms available. Manager specifies that he tells trans clients, "whichever washroom you would feel more comfortable using, go there. If someone complains it goes back to management and they deal with it". Gender neutral washrooms are a goal of their's for the future. Manager tries to, but nothing formal.informal anti-discrimination policy: everyone welcome, regardless of gender status or orientation. if someone mistreats another member, the issue will be addressed.staff trained on policies. disciplinary training would be taken if someone were to be outright racist, sexist, use derogatory language, but if staff member did not know about trans issue specifically, manager would take it as opportunity for coaching and education. Either way, they would address the issue/miscommunication. No. It has been brought up on regional conference calls, but it is not in place as of yet. No. Just coaching/education with management if issues brought up. Stubborn goat. have many trans members. manager's supervisor identifies as trans. Spoke to manager: Chris Bright, on March 24th (Marla)
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingGood life for women (South and South Park)women only gymwhatever you identify with as your gender, you're welcome at the gymstaff trained on policies. disciplinary training would be taken if someone were to violate policynonoHEAD OFFICE, member experience: 1-800-387-2524
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingGood Life (general)There is an anti-discrimination policy, but Stefan @ head office says: if someone looking masculine is asking to use women's washroom, this could pose an issuehead office said to speak to social media rep: social@goodlifefitness.com
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingMoksha Yoga (902) 420-0888
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingShanti Hot Yoga(902) 435-1001yesnonothing specific, but states that yoga studio is safe space and conveys this message. hopes that members and staff would abide by thatyes staff is aware of these informal policies. if a staff member were to violate informal policy, disciplinary action would be taken. staff are made aware of anti-discrimination in initial interview process.nono, but teachers come from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles - fosters education among staff membersMarla, March 24th, spoke to owner, Don.
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Gym/Fitness/Personal TrainingAdrienne Sachs :)9022936464yes
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TattooistsRachelle Gammon, Lyle Street Tattoo902 469 0861yesnot a written policy but customer would be removed if they were disrespectfulyes staff aware of business' stance but not trained. discplinary action would be taken if someone was hatefulnonoMegan Macdonald at Noreast BarberMarla, March 17th, spoke to Rachelle directly.
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TattooistsKeegan Lam, HFX Tattoo902 405 7080yesno written policy but open and safe space but customer would be removed if they were disrespectfulstaff aware of stance and everyone is comfortable working in the environment. discplinary action would be taken if someone was hatefulmanager has done inclusivity training.nothing formal, but encourage sharing independent education among each otherNoreast BarberLots of trans clients.Marla, March 17th, spoke to Claire (manager) directly.
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TattooistsZebraskin Tattoo Shop(902) 363-3355
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TattooistsAdept Tattoo(902) 405-4009
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TattooistsRebecca O'Quinnheirloomtattoos@gmail.com
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Clothing/ShoesJohn David Shoes902-422-8466not to publicno written policy, but do not tolerate discrimination of any kindonly 5 in staff. general informal knowledge about trans issues. no official trainingnono
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Clothing/ShoesUrban Outfitters(902) 425-0962
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Clothing/ShoesLululemon(902) 422-6641
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Clothing/ShoesMEC(902) 421-2667
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Clothing/ShoesLole(902) 444-5653
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Clothing/ShoesBlack Market Boutique(902) 423-5724not to public, but all change rooms are gender neutral. No, but they try to avoid using pronouns at all. Try not to use gender labels on clothing. Encourage anyone to try any item that appeals to them regardless of gender presentation. Very broad anti-discrimination policy. Nothing trans-specific. Manager expresses being very pro-LGBTQ. yes staff is aware of policy and enact it as to mandate. Education would come before disciplinary action - start a conversation rather than singling someone out. No official training but staff are told not to make assumptions about why people try things on and about gender. Manager has, but nothing provided to staff members. Blue Apple (vegan restaurant)Marla, March 24th, spoke to Katie (manager).
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Clothing/ShoesSweet Pea Boutique(902) 423-0975no public washroomsNo.Nothing formal, but they strive to treat everybody the same, no matter how they dress or look. They do have a customer handbook for staff to read when they get hired about customer care and service. Providing excellent customer service is their top priority. No, but they are interested. We told them about South House training opportunities and she said she would look into that. No, but they are interested. Did not want to provide specific names, but suggested contacting Spring Garden business association.
Marla, March 24th, spoke to Joanna (manager).
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Clothing/ShoesQ-Tique Fashion Studio(902) 406-0338Call back Monday and ask for Ryan
Marla, March 24th, spoke to staff member
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Clothing/ShoesDugger Men's Wear(902) 425-2525Call back at 1pm on March 24th
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Clothing/ShoesMark's (902) 453-5553
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Clothing/ShoesReitman's(902) 429-7832
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Clothing/ShoesMakenew Curated Thrift Shop(902) 444-4120no public washroom, and when moving they will have a g neutral w/rnever been in the situation to have use pronounsBusiness is open to all types of people, very inclusive including trans people. non-bias. they do have trans customersnot particularly "trained" but training includes an all inclusive conceptnot really, but would if neededno
Marla, March 24th, spoke to a staff member. Anna called back, talked to Marla
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Clothing/ShoesSamuel & Co(902) 421-2632
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Clothing/ShoesPseudio(902) 420-1200
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Clothing/ShoesPatagonia(902) 422-2060
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Clothing/ShoesAllie's Costume Magic(902) 420-1070
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Clothing/ShoesVivacious vixen apparel(902) 446-3080no washroom available to publicYes, has recently started. Yes they would remove someone if they were to use hateful language. applies to Facebook page as well. Yes (staff is only 2 people: manager and their partner)Partner teaches these types of sessions. Partner teaches these types of sessions. Indulgence intimate apparel (lingerie)
Marla, March 24th, spoke to Brittany (owner)
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Clothing/ShoesColwell's Clothing(902) 420-1222
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Clothing/ShoesBib N' Tucker(902) 423-6474
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Clothing/ShoesIndulgence intimate apparel (lingerie)*(902) 407-4214
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ElectrolysisBedford Electrolysis902-835-5386just one washroomnot a written policy but customer would be removed if they were disrespectfulonly one person working there, but shares waiting room with othersnono, but many of her clients are trans and tries to educate herself as much as possible Piercings by Jason in Elsdale, florida city tattoo. Recommends getting somebody in CPE, CCE accreditation. Marla, March 17th, spoke to Shandre (manager) directly.
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ElectrolysisJulia's Electrolysis(902) 877-8250
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Restaurants/BarBistro by Liz(902) 423-8428
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Restaurants/BarReflections(902) 422-2957
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Restaurants/BarBlue Apple*
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Restaurants/BarDurty Nelly's(902) 406-7640
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Restaurants/BarAlehouse(902) 423-6113
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Restaurants/BarThe Argyle(902) 492-8844
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Restaurants/BarLot Six(902) 428-7428
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Restaurants/BarWooden Monkey(902) 444-3844
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Restaurants/BarFickle Frog(902) 429-9999
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Restaurants/BarThe Company House*(902) 404-3050
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Restaurants/BarMenz Bar(902) 446-6969
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Restaurants/BarSeahorse
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Restaurants/BarEdna's
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Restaurants/BarGus' Pub & Grill(902) 423-7786
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Restaurants/BarAuction House
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Coffee shopsJust Us (Spring Garden location)902-542-7474yesyesanti-discrimination policy yes. which is readily accessible to staff and detailed. customer service rep knew exactly where it was and read it out to us. yes, disciplinary action would be taken if violated. have had in the past, are working on getting more of it in the past but they have high turnovernoMarla, March 17th, spoke to Charlie/Hannah(?) directly.
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Coffee shopsAnnie's Cafeask for Annie
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Coffee shopsCoburg Cafe(902) 429-2326
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Coffee shopsWired Monk(902) 422-2219
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Coffee shopsStubborn Goat*
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Pharmacy Medicine Shop (Quinpool Rd)(902) 444-7702yesnoinformal policy. informal policy. there would be displinary action if staff member or customer violated policynonohave several transgender patients, they are cognisant of the main issues re: healthMarla, March 17th, spoke to Chrissy (Christie?) directly.
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Pharmacy Shopper's(902) 429-2400
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AirlinesDelta1 (800) 221-1212
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AirlinesPorter1 (888) 619-8622
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AirlinesAir Canada1 (888) 247-2262
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Spa/Nail SalonSpirit Spa(902) 431-8100
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Spa/Nail SalonSpa Chapellespeak to Shannon
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Spa/Nail SalonJay Well's
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BanksTD
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BanksCredit Union
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BanksRBC
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BanksScotiabank?
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BanksBMO
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Grocery StoreSuperstore
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Grocery StorePete's
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Grocery StoreSobey's
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SLPHeather Maclean
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Movie TheatreCineplex
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Movie TheatreNeptune
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Sexual HealthVenus Envy
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Librairies Museum of Natural History
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Librairies Halifax Public Library
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Car DealershipVolvo of Halifax(902) 453-2110
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Car DealershipCity Mazda(902) 453-4115
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Car DealershipSteele Chrysler limited(902) 454-7341
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LawyersSandra Barss
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LeisureSeven Bays Climbing
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LeisureTrapped(902) 406-0011Open @ 3pm (except Tues)
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Leisure Board Game Cafe(902) 423-7545
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Massage therapyRobin Perryemail: rperryrmt@mac.com
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Religious/Spiritual Spaces
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Makeup Artists
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HotelsLord Nelson(902) 423-6331Marla, March 24th, spoke to Patricia (manager), who transferred us to Patrick (HR). No answer, VM full.
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HotelsPrince George Hotel(902) 425-1986Left a message with HR (Carol) on March 24th
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HotelsAtlantica(902) 423-1161Left a message with manager (Kyle) on March 24th
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HotelsCourtyard by Marriott(902) 428-1900N/Adid not address. They have 0 tolerance for harassment for any reason (applies to customers and staff).Yes staff is aware, talked through code of conduct.No, but manager attended seminar on different subjects including uniforms and how it is beneficial to remove gender language associated with uniforms. This information is discussed with staff.Employees are asked to participate in online workshops about various topics, and the issue of gender has come up in the past. NoAsked for information on how to access professional development training. We told her about South House and she asked to be contacted about these opportunies: stephanie@courtyardhalifax.com Marla, March 24th, spoke to Stephanie (manager)
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