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.
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.
Join your conference delegates over lunch as the long-term legacy effects of hosting major events in Alberta are shared by representatives from the Red Deer 2019 Canada Winter Games and Edmonton International Triathlon Union
Host – Alberta Sport Connection
Natalie Durand-Bush – Co-Founder: Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport
Anastasia Bucsis – 2010 / 2014 Olympian
In this session, Dr. Natalie Durand-Bush; a sport psychology professor and Co-Founder of the Canadian Centre for Mental Health and Sport along with Anastasia Bucis; a two time Canadian Olympic Speed Skater will discuss a number of aspects related to mental health and sport. The differences between mental health, mental illness and mental performance, the prevalence of mental health challenges/mental Illness in sport vs. the general population and Duty of Care; why coaches should care about athletes’ mental health and their own mental health will all be examined. Anastasia will provide insight into her story as an Olympic Speed Skater and the effects mental health have had on her throughout her career and how she has been able to transition into her role with the CBC. The session will conclude with insight into how a culture of positive mental health is being created with specific action items and takeaways that can be incorporated into our daily lives.
In this session, Dr. Tom Hinch will highlight the synergistic relationship between the two global phenomena of sport and tourism. The advantages of sport as a tourist attraction are then discussed along with a typology of sport tourism that that can be used to formulate strategic plans.
The session will then close by identifying resources that you can use to capitalize on the opportunities that sport tourism provides to your organizations and communities.