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CAAWS Presents LGBTQ Inclusion Resources in Sport: 2016 Ontario Educator’s Conference
Jennifer Birch-Jones was invited by the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity to speak about LGBTQ inclusion in sport resources available to educators at Toronto’s City Hall on April 29th.
CAAWS Leading the Way Presentation at Ontario Educators Conference April 2016 (.pdf, 2.3 MB)

Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches is a resource designed for coaches, and is based on the lived experiences of Canadian athletes and coaches. The resource highlights current issues in Canadian sport, from playground to podium, and aims to make sport a more welcoming place for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender) and two-spirited (LGBT). Leading the Way provides information to help coaches understand LBGTphobia and the negative impact it has on everyone in their sport. It suggests best practices for creating a sport environment that is safe and respectful for all.

Download the resources:

  1. Leading the Way: Executive Summary -English .pdf, 720 KB
  2. Montrer le chemin : Sommaire analytique -Français .pdf, 732 KB
  3. Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches .pdf, 5.1 MB
  4. Montrer le chemin : Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT .pdf, 4.2 MB
  5. Positive Space signs :

Webinar (audio and slides – 60 minutes) - Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches
with Jennifer Birch-Jones, CAAWS Program Lead, Addressing Homophobia in Sport.
Webinar recording (February 4, 2015)

Webinar (slides only) - Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches
with Jennifer Birch-Jones, CAAWS Program Lead, Addressing Homophobia in Sport
Download Slides (.ppt, 935 KB)

Webinaire (audio et diapositives - 60 minutes) - Montrer le chemin: Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT
avec Dr. Guylaine Demers, Universite de Laval
Webinar recording (March 30, 2015)

Webinaire (diapositives seulement) - Montrer le chemin: Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT
avec Dr. Guylaine Demers, Universite de Laval
Télécharger diapositives (.ppt, 892 KB)

2010 PRIDE house Legacy Report - November 2010
For the first time ever, PRIDE house pavilions in Vancouver and Whistler provided a welcoming space during the 2010 Olympic and Paralymic Games for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified / two spirited community and allies. These spaces brought the LGBT community and allies together to celebrate diversity and the achievements of their favourite Olympic and Paralympic athletes while raising awareness about the important work that still needs to be done to eliminate homophobia, particularly in the world of sport. Download the 2010 PRIDE house Legacy Report.

Seeing the Invisible, Speaking about the Unspoken
A POSITION PAPER ON HOMOPHOBIA IN SPORT
In keeping with its mandate to increase the participation of women and girls in sport and physical activity, CAAWS has prepared a position paper on addressing homophobia in sport. Homophobia - or the fear and hatred of homosexuals - is often an obstacle to participation in sport among all groups: women and men, young and old, homosexual and heterosexual. In particular, many girls and women shy away from sport out of fear they will be perceived as lesbians.

Executive Summary
| Executive Summary .pdf 179 KB 2 pages | HTML |
Position Paper
| Position Paper .pdf, 162 KB, 11 pages |

Guylaine Demers’ Taboo paper - The Canadian Journal for Women in Coaching
| Taboo Paper .pdf, 222 KB, 13 pages| (www.coach.ca)

Addressing Homophobia in Sport:
Leading the Way Workshop Resources

Addressing Homophobia in Sport workshop slides | .pdf |


Participant Handouts | Handouts .pdf, 343 KB 16 pages| HTML |

How to Make your Organization a Positive Space - "Positive Space" refers to an agency that is open and welcoming, as well as equitable and accessible, to persons of all sexual and gender diversity. By creating your own "Positive Space" for LGBTQ persons in your sport organization, you will publicly acknowledge and affirm that in your organization, sexual diversity is welcomed. Here are some additional things that you can do to create your own Positive Space. .pdf | HTML |

The Coaches Chalk Talks by Pat Griffin | Chalk Talks .pdf, 293 KB, 36 pages | HTML |

Get Connected - Downloadable images of CAAWS Addressing Homophobia in Sport site buttons. Use them on your site to link to ours. | HTML |