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10 ways to make your club/school more inclusive

At Sail Canada we believe that every sailor should have the right to learn how to sail in a safe and inclusive environment. We are dedicated to ensuring that everyone feels welcome and respected! 
 
Here are 10 ways to make your club/school and organization more inclusive: 
 
  1. Make anti-racism, diversity, and inclusion a priority of your organization – Create a culture of respect and anti-racism that is welcoming to all.
  2. Educate yourself about the unique challenges faced by sailors of colour and work to ensure they have the same positive experience and opportunity to succeed as other athletes in your club. 
  3. Ensure that your staff is trained on the meaning and importance of inclusion, integration, cultural diversity, and cultural competence. 
  4. Incorporate inclusivity in courses – explaining to sailors the importance of making sure everyone feels welcomed and accepted no matter who they are.
  5. Welcome all sailors, old and new, to try the sport and enhance their skills no matter their gender, sexual orientation or colour 
  6. Hire coaches and staff of colour to diversify your club/school
  7. Never stop educating yourself and creating resources to become as inclusive as possible – be a leader 
  8. Develop partnerships with local groups that represent people with disability
  9. Form an Inclusion Committee within the club specifically to consider how the club can create more opportunities
  10. New members should be encouraged to invite family members and significant others to come along to social functions and to watch games – Have someone show them around – help them feel welcomed 
  11. We love happy sailors! Join our fellow sailors and save money with Sail Canada’s Group Home & Auto program!
     
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    2020 Sail Canada Virtual AGM
    During a 2018 board meeting, Sail Canada’s Board raised the prospect of incorporating a virtual platform for the current in-person Annual General Meeting (AGM) format. With coast-to-coast stakeholders, a virtual AGM would facilitate increased transparency, easier and more accessible stakeholder participation while lowering costs for both Sail Canada and participants.
     
    The various constraints due to COVID-19 has accelerated the urgency of a virtual AGM option.
     
    The Board has committed to having a virtual AGM option for 2020 and, going forward.
     
    The 2020 Sail Canada AGM will be virtual only and will take place on Friday, October 16th . More details will be communicated in the near future.