welcoming an inclusive environment for queer athletes and coaches
You Can Play Partnership
"The You Can Play Project works to ensure the safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and fans. We achieve this by creating a community of allies that is able to foster a true sense of belonging. This becomes possible when sports teams sharpen the focus on the person’s skills, work ethic, and competitive spirit, not their sexual orientation, gender identity or expression." - You Can Play
This partnership includes a significant commitment to education and training for athletes, coaches, staff and community members. #YouCanPlay helps us strive towards a more inclusive environment that celebrates everyone. Together we are #1Community1Team
The You Can Play Project works to ensure the safety and inclusion for all who participate in sports, including LGBTQ+ athletes, coaches and fans. You Can Play seeks to challenge the culture of locker rooms and spectator areas by developing a culture of respect, in every player, coach and fan.
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQI people and issues. They improve and save lives through research, education, awareness, and by advocating for human rights and equality in Canada and around the world.
A Practical Guide for Working with LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches
Leading the Way: Working with LGBTQ Athletes and Coaches is a comprehensive resource designed for coaches, and is based on the lived experiences of Canadian athletes and coaches. This guide is aimed at coaches to help them to ensure a sport environment that is welcoming for all. Coaches play a critical role in creating a sport environment that is safe and respectful for all, regardless of ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity.