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The Sport Information Resource Centre

The Ottawa Sport Council is pleased to announce the Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (EDI) Huddles- an opportunity for Ottawa community sport organizations to learn and discuss how to create inclusive and accessible sport environments. These free workshops will be offered on 3 dates, each with a unique theme:

  • Why does EDI matter in community sport? – Wednesday, October 27 from 18:30 to 20:00
  • Casting a wider net – Tuesday, November 9 from 18:30 to 20:00
  • What’s the first step? – Thursday, November 25th from 18:30 to 20:00

The EDI Huddles continue the conversation launched during the EDI Panel Discussion Video which was released earlier this month- watch the video here.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Huddle- Join the conversation

The COVID-19 pandemic has disproportionately affected the sporting experiences and opportunities for marginalized communities. During the EDI Huddles we will look at how to address these pandemic realities and discuss both the areas of opportunity and challenges in creating an inclusive and accessible community sport environment.

Here’s what you can expect during the workshop:

  • Our three panelists from the EDI Panel Discussion Video (Justin Bobb, Justin Bobb, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Partnership,   David Muddiman, Gay Ottawa Volleyball , and Shauna Bookal, Field Hockey Ontario will join the conversation to provide insights and answer any questions participants may have.
  • Derek Johnston, will guide participants through thought provoking questions about equity, diversity, and inclusion practices and give participants the chance to participate in small group discussions to learn from their peers.

The EDI Huddles complement the EDI Panel Discussion Video it is strongly recommended you watch the video prior to attending a Huddle.

Register Today!

These are free virtual events. To maximize the experience, registration will be limited to 20 participants. The Huddle will be conducted virtually via Zoom with the use of breakout rooms, open discussion, and other virtual meeting tools.

Register Now! The EDI Huddles are being offered on: October 27, November 9, and November 25 from 18:30-20:30.

Thanks to the  Ontario Trillium Foundation’s Resilient Communities Fund for their continued support of the Rebound program. The program complements and enhances the resources found in the Ottawa Return to Play Roadmap.

For further information, please contact

Marcia Morris, P.Eng,

Executive Director,
Conseil du sport d’Ottawa Sport Council

About Ottawa Sport Council
As the unified voice of amateur sport in Ottawa, the Ottawa Sport Council (OSC) facilitates advocacy and growth for all community sport organizations

We believe that there should only be positive experiences in sport