How can we advance para sport in Alberta? David Legg with Alberta Para Sport and Catherine Gosselin-Despres from the Canadian Paralympic Committee will guide a discussion with leaders in this session of what’s next for para sport in Alberta and what can be done to be even more inclusive in this area.
Kate Moorhouse – Canadian Olympic Committee
This session will provide a brief summary on the current Canadian sport landscape as well as challenges at the International level. Participants will be provided with tangible tools and resources to help increase their knowledge and awareness.
An effective safe sporting environment program and framework recognizes that everyone has a role and responsibility to ensure both the safety and development of your athletes or participants.
This session will focus on sharing best practices, policies and guiding principles organizations need to put in place to support safe places for people to fully enjoy the sport or services you provide.
Participants to the session will come away with an understanding of: how formal guiding principles form the foundation for inclusion and safe places in your programs and services; what a national framework for safe sport looks like; and best practices that have been implemented at the provincial level by Swim Alberta to provide athletes an environment that is free from abuse and harassment.
Join representatives from the Canadian Sport Institute – Calgary, Coaching Association of Canada and the Alberta Sport Connection as they lead a facilitated discussion on the challenges and opportunities with the National Coaching Certification Program here in Alberta.
Topics of discussion will include training, certification, online delivery and The Locker platform. Session 2 of 2.
Many organizations state they’re aware of the positive impact embracing diversity and inclusion can have for their teams both personally and professionally. And they have good intentions and have begun efforts but aren’t sure what a true diversity and inclusion program could look like at the next level.
Worley notes it’s time to move beyond awareness and initial efforts, and go deep to reflect the diverse population of your organization’s team, clients and supporters.
Exploring the Systematic and Technical Gaps within the Canadian Paralympic Sport System and Highlighting Future Trends and Opportunities for Sustainable Sport Specific Athlete Pathways
Catherine Gosselin-Despres – Canadian Paralympic Committee
David Legg – Alberta Para Sport