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It's important that sport and recreation organisations reflect the diversity of the communities in which they operate, and have practices in place to help them achieve their inclusion goals. The Coaching Association of Canada has said that “inclusion must be a foundational pillar of our sport system” and that leaders must continue to implement “constructive ways to build inclusive and respectful sport experiences.”

The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development highlights sport as “an important enabler of sustainable development”. It recognizes the growing contribution of sport to the realization of development and peace in its promotion of tolerance and respect, and the contributions it makes to the empowerment of women and girls, young people, individuals, and communities, as well as to health, education, gender equality and social inclusion objectives.

The resources in the links below will assist sport and active recreation organizations develop, implement and evaluate their policies and practices affecting inclusion, diversity and sport for development in their programs.

The free Sport, Leadership and Social Change webinar series critically examines how leadership, communication, and sport intersect to influence our culture and impact social change. Topics include women and leadership, social development, gender equity, human rights, and diversity and inclusion.

EverybodyMoves Hub is a place for front-line staff, programmers, trainers, coaches and organizational leaders to find practical, useful resources and examples on how to make physical activity more inclusive for more of the community. From facilities to program design to signage, marketing and policy development, the EverybodyMoves Hub will have a resource that covers it. 

Girls & Women in Sport
Diversity & Inclusion
Sport for Development