Making a Better Space for Everyone
Dr. George Dei, a Canadian educator and antiracism and equity advocate, said that inclusion “is not bringing people into what already exists; it is making a new space, a better space for everyone” (Dr. George Dei, p.4)
If you are making decisions about sport experiences, invite those who have been historically excluded from sport to define what true inclusion and accountability looks like for them. Once you have their suggestions, it’s time to act! Let’s think critically about what changes will be truly transformational in designing equitable sport opportunities for current and future generations of participants.
Trans Awareness Week
November 13 – 19 was Trans Awareness Week, a time to bring attention to issues that impact trans communities. Did you know that 81% of trans athletes have experienced or witnessed LGBTQ+phobia in sport? Here are some resources to help you build more inclusive sport for trans participants.
We support the full participation of trans people in sport, including trans women and girls. Everyone has a right to participate in sport that is safe and inclusive, and to participate in a way that affirms their defined gender identity. Read our position statement on the inclusion of trans athletes.
Join our Board of Directors
Are you a passionate champion for equity and inclusion, and want to work towards a more equitable sport system for everyone? We’re looking for dynamic and skilled leaders to join our Board of Directors. Submit your interest by February 1
Enhance your Gender Equity Learning
Have you taken our new Gender Equity LENS e-learning module? We’ve got a new discussion guide to help you make your learning more meaningful and start to teach what you’ve learned. Check it out on our website.
She’s Got It All
We’re working to help sport decision makers understand the barriers girls and women face in sport and how to be part of the solution. Check out our campaign website and reflection guide to spark conversation and advance your own journey as an equity leader.