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representation, identity, and diversity

This page, created by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Advisory Committee, is designed to be a non-exhaustive list of resources intended to help athletes, coaches, and sport community members in developing a deeper understanding of racism toward Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour, anti-racism, as well as provide tools for the athlete community to engage in anti-racism work as leaders in their sport and communities.

Leading the Way - Ydris Hunter

Ydris recently moved to Ontario from BC, training and competing at the Rideau Canoe Club. We are grateful for Ydris's contribution to Leading the Way by speaking about his experience as a BIPOC athlete. Watch this video to hear what Ydris has to say about BIPOC representation in our sport and financial barriers for lower income families.


Indigenous Sport & Wellness Ontario (ISWO) is the designated Provincial/Territorial Aboriginal Sporting Body (P/TASB) for Ontario, serving all Indigenous Peoples across the province. ISWO works to serve all Indigenous Peoples and communities, including First Nation, Inuit and Métis, across the province of Ontario, in an equitable and fair manner.

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The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) is a member-based, not-for-profit organization that supports the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples and communities through sport, physical activity, and recreation. 


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Aboriginal Coaching Program (ACP)


The Aboriginal Coaching Program is built around a cultural platform meant to engage coaches and empower them to make a positive, long-lasting impact in their roles and in their communities. The Aboriginal Sport Circle (ASC) and the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) have made it a priority to educate, promote the value of, and establish Indigenous participation in the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module

The new Anti-racism in Coaching eLearning module addresses critical and timely issues raised by coaches and sport organizations in Canada. To upskill coaches working with racialized participants, the module will provide historical context about marginalized people in Canada, build awareness of racism in sport, and provide tools for contemporary anti-racist coaching methods – all through a Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) lens. 

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