Inclusion, Diversity and Equity Training Sessions

Sail Canada is organizing four bilingual training sessions in February and March regarding Inclusion, Diversity and Equity, all at 7pm (ET):

The Future of IDE and Sailing
February 7, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

In this session, we will explore some of the key stats and related to diversity and intersectionality, establishing the foundation for the business case behind inclusion efforts. We’ll address systemic challenges encountered by diverse populations when participating in sport. We will also introduce a base understanding of inclusion, diversity and equity and how we take this understanding to begin to re-imagine what a more diverse and inclusion sailing club can look like.

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What does welcoming new participants mean?
February 20, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

We know that clubs, teams and organizations want to do something but can sometimes struggle with where to start. Inclusion is a choice, it is an outcome of intentional work to create environments that support diversity and allow all participants to participate and be their authentic self. In this session, we will explore definitions for key terms, frame the idea of your diversity and inclusion journey and provide context about what leaders need to be thinking about and planning for. Consider this session as your call to action and an opportunity to think about next steps.

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Sailing Beyond Sexism: Navigating Gender Equity Challenges in Sport
March 6, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

In this session, we will look at the topics of gender equity and sexism, exploring some the ways this shows up in sport and creates systemic barriers to participation, and some steps to dismantle and challenge those situations. We will also how sexism is problematic in sport and its detrimental effects limit participation in a number of different ways.

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Wind of Change: Sailing Through the Waves of Anti-Racism
March 26, 2024 – 7:00 PM ET

Anti-Racism is the process of unlearning racial intolerance. In this session, we will explore the foundations of racism, the context of systemic discrimination, and how both racism and colonialism show up in sport. Attendees will gain a deeper understanding of tools and approaches to anti-racism, its connection to equity and greater sensitivity to the experiences of racialized individuals and groups.

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