Inclusion, Diversity and Equity

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Release: Sail Canada launches a survey for a more accessible and diversified sport (read)

In its 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, Sail Canada identified “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion” as one of the six fundamental values of the organisation, and “improving accessibility to all Canadians, and attracting new participants” as one of the seven strategic actions of Sail Canada in the upcoming years.

Linked with the launch of the 2021-2024 Strategic Plan, Sail Canada put together an Inclusion, Diversity and Equity (IDE) Committee, a panel of coaches, athletes and community members across Canada dedicated to improving the accessibility of sailing for all Canadians.

Members of Sail Canada’s IDE Committee are:
Nick Allinson – Chair (Sail Canada)
Emmanuelle M. Barea (she/her)
Zac Baum (he/him)
Sarah Douglas
Braden Gray
Yanick Landry
Amanda Norquay
Max Robinson

A survey to better know
One of the first goals of the committee is to understand diversity and diversity challenges in the Canadian sailing community. Sail Canada’s IDE Committee created a comprehensive survey targeting issues of race, religion, inclusion and overall accessibility in our sport. The survey results will help the organisation to determine what actions are most needed to make sailing an inclusive sport for all Canadians.

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The effectiveness of the survey is simple to measure: the more people who fill out the survey, the better understanding we’ll have around the topic of inclusion, diversity and equity.

Once Sail Canada has all the data, a report will be published regarding its results and made available for the community. Afterwards, Sail Canada will be able to collect and develop resources and strategies tailored to challenges specific to the Canadian Sailing Community and develop an IDE strategic plan.

Resources

Sail Canada’s IDE Committee compiled resources on various topics regarding Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity:

Disability

The Locker – Coaches Association of Canada
https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2f
Several online modules, that need a login and password based on your NCCP number, providing training, including:
– NCCP Coaching Athletes with a Disability ($15)

Coaching Athletes who are deaf/hard of hearing – Sport Manitoba
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/resources/coaching-athletes-who-are-deaf/

Diversity and Inclusion Self-Assessment – Canadian Paralympic Committee
https://paralympic.ca/diversity-and-inclusion-self-assessment

Coaching Kids of All Abilities – Jumpstart
https://jumpstart.canadiantire.ca/pages/coaching-kids-of-all-abilities

Equity

Gender Equity LENS – Canadian Women & Sport
https://womenandsport.ca/learning-opportunities/e-learning/gender-equity-lens/

Ethnicity

The Black Canadian Coaches Association
https://thebcca.com/

Black Coaches Canada
https://www.blackcoaches.ca/

Indigenous and First Nations

Indigenous Resources – Sport Manitoba
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/resources/indigenous-resources/

Aboriginal Coaching Modules – Aboriginal Sport Circle
https://www.aboriginalsportcircle.ca/aboriginal-coaching-modules
Including three learning modules:
Module 1: Holistic Approach to Coaching
Module 2: Dealing with Racism in Sport
Module 3: Individual and Community Health and Wellness

Territories by Land – Whose Land
https://www.whose.land/en/

Why and how acknowledge territory – Native Land
https://native-land.ca/resources/territory-acknowledgement/

Why and how acknowledge territory – Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group
http://www.lspirg.org/knowtheland/

Languages

5 Creative Ways to Incorporate Official Languages on a Sport Organization Budget – SIRC
https://sirc.ca/videos/5-creative-ways-to-incorporate-official-languages-on-a-sport-organization-budget/

Official Languages in the Canadian Sports System – Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
https://www.clo-ocol.gc.ca/html/stu_etu_sport_062000_e.php

LGBTQ

Working with LGBTQ+ Athletes and Coaches – Coaches Association of Canada
https://coach.ca/working-lgbtq-athletes-and-coaches

Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches – Canadian Women & Sport
https://womenandsport.ca/resources/publications/leading-the-way/

Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport: Guidance for Sport Organizations – Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
https://cces.ca/news/cces-releases-guide-creating-inclusive-environments-trans-participants-canadian-sport

Mental Health

The Locker – Coaches Association of Canada
https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2f
Several online modules, that need a login and password based on your NCCP number, providing training, including:
– Mental Health Though Sport

Safe Sport

The Locker – Coaches Association of Canada
https://thelocker.coach.ca/account/login?ReturnUrl=%2f
Several online modules, that need a login and password based on your NCCP number, providing training, including:
– Safe Sport Training

Keep Kids Safe – Sport Manitoba
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/resources/keeping-kids-safe/

Responsible Coaching Movement – Coaching Association of Canada
https://coach.ca/responsible-coaching-movement

Youth

Support Through Sport – Coaches Association of Canada
https://coach.ca/support-through-sport
Training and resources regarding issues experienced by youth athletes, including:
-Module 1: Understanding Teen Dating Violence
-Modules 2, 3 & 4 will be available in 2022

Sport COnnect and REspect (SCORE) Program – Sport Manitoba
Designed to join a deliberate approach to youth development and sport participation
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/resources/score-program/

Commit to Kids
https://commit2kids.ca/en/

Project SCORE (Sport COnnect and REspect)
https://www.projectscore.ca/en/

Women

Coaching for Female Athletes – Sport Manitoba
https://www.sportmanitoba.ca/coaching/resources/coaching-for-female-athletes/

Engaging Newcomer Girls & Women: Physical Activity & Sport Handbook – Canadian Women & Sport
https://womenandsport.ca/resources/publications/engaging-newcomers-handbook/

Keeping Girls in Sport – Jumpstart
https://jumpstart-kgis.respectgroupinc.com/koala_final/

Canadian Women & Sport
https://womenandsport.ca/resources/


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