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Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport

Canadian sport organizations consistently work to adapt and improve their policies and practices. In recent years, an increasing number of national, provincial and local sport organizations have sought support from the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), and others, to understand and improve their policies and practices as they relate to trans participants. This has been driven both by an increasing number of trans participants choosing to participate in sport at all levels, as well as organizations that are proactively making their policies more inclusive in anticipation of trans participants.

Over the past two years, the CCES has facilitated an Expert Working Group tasked with understanding the existing research, issues and best practices concerning the inclusion of trans participants in sport, and providing guidance to sport organizations at all levels of the Canadian sport system. This document outlines the Expert Working Group’s policy and practice recommendations, and is being made available to Canadian sport organizations to help in their work towards making their sport more inclusive.