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KidSport Diversity & Inclusion Discussion Series – Newcomers in Sport



Event Date(s) : November 2, 2022
12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Organization : KidSport Calgary
Contact Person : Kevin Webster - KidSport Calgary
Contact Email :

Event Location : Online
- Alberta, CA

What is the Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Series: Eight, 90 minute sessions (delivered virtually). Every session is optional – sign up for one or all, we’re just happy to see you!

The Goal: To advance awareness and discussion around Diversity and Inclusion in Sport among club leaders who are well-positioned to implement positive change.

Session 7 – Newcomers in Sport: Newcomers face barriers in getting settled in Canada and engaging in sport has many more barriers. This session will look at some of the common barriers and explore options to reduce these in your sport.


Aisulu Abdykadyrova, Ph.D., is a project coordinator at the Action for Healthy Communities (AHC). AHC is a settlement organization that provides capacity-building services for newcomers. She works on activities that identify and address barriers for BPOC youths in sport participation. Aisulu acknowledges the importance of engagement in sports for newcomer youth in integration into Canadian society. Through her personal experiences of being a mother of a high-performance athlete, a volunteer, a researcher, and an administrator, she became familiar with all the issues of newcomers and would like to raise public awareness about those problems and try to address/lower those barriers via research and recommendations to the policy-makers.

Register here.