Fostering Diversity and Inclusion In and Through Sport - Royal Roads Webinar
Sport is not always inclusive or accessible. Yet sport has also been one of the most powerful platforms for fostering inclusion and diversity. We will be examining what can we learn THROUGH sport about the value of diversity and inclusion and the kinds of work needs to be done IN sport to better embrace diversity and achieve inclusion.
Look at Mark Tewksbury coming out as Canada’s first openly gay Olympic athlete in 1998 and Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird’s engagement. And the transformational efforts by the 2016 Paralympic Committee in Rio to ensure the inclusion of Paralympians and the first World Indigenous Games in Brazil and social purpose organizations such as Right to Play, Center for Sport and Human Rights, Canadian Centre for Mental Health in Sport, and Sport for Development. Campaigns such as the playful and stereotype-breaking Sport Inclusion program through the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity are leveraging the sport arena as both a vehicle for teaching the importance of diversity and inclusion and for battling against stigma, marginalization, and stereotyping.
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Pacific)
This session is hosted by Dr. Jennifer Walinga, with guest panelists:
- Gololcha Boru, Program Manager for the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM)
- Stephanie Dixon, International and Canadian Paralympic Committees, Paralympian 2000, 2004, 2008
- John Lyall, member of the Kwa-kwa-ka’wakw First Nation, Vice Principal Edward Milne School, Director of Thunder Rugby, President of Vancouver Island Rugby Union
- Marnie McBean, Chef de Mission 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Author, Olympian 1992, 1996, 2000
- Carolyn Trono, Director of Quality Sport Dev’t, Olympian 1984
Photo Credit: Wheelchair Basketball Canada
Event date 5 May '21 12:00 - 13:30