Much of sport is organized by sex or gender; however, not every athlete fits into or identifies with the binary of male and female. Creating welcoming, inclusive teams for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified, queer, intersex and two spirited community and allies is new territory for many sport organizations. The following resources provide information and guidance for inclusion to make Canadian sport a positive space for all athletes:
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- CAAWS Leading the Way: Working with LGBTQI2S Athletes and Coaches
- Canadian Women & Sport: Position Statement on Trans Inclusion in Sport
- CCES: Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participation in Canadian Sport
- CCES’s Policy and Practice Template for Sport Organizations on Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants
- What Your Organization Can Do / How Your Organization is Doing – LGBTQI2S Sports Inclusion Toolkit Checklist
- viaSport: (LGBTQI2S Policy Readiness Checklist, Adopting Inclusive Policy Language, Trans Athlete Inclusion Guidelines, Creating Inclusive Environments, Collecting Gender Identity Information & Inclusion in Sport Coaching)
- The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity: Sports Inclusion
- Guidelines for Creating Policies for Transgender Children in Recreational Sports
- Sport Inclusion Task Force
- You Can Play Project
- Hockey Eastern Ontario Dressing Room Policy (6.31).
6.31.1 Egale/HEO Dressing Room Policy Implementation Guide
6.31.2 Egale/HEO Confidentiality Statement
6.31.3 Egale/HEO Confidentiality Statement Implementation
- Dr. William Bridel, University of Calgary, You Can Play Western Regional Board (and access to local LGBTQI2S athletes and coaches)
- Dr. Kris Wells, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta
- Alberta Schools Athletic Association – Student-Athlete Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Policy (p.41).