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Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants for Canadian Sport: Guidance for Sport Organizations (CCES)

This resource was developed to provide Canadian sport leaders further guidance on what an inclusive policy document should contain, including best practices. In addition to a desire to create an inclusive environment in sport, sport organizations must be alive to the fact that Bill C-16 is now in effect — a national bill that added gender identity and expression to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination in the Canadian Human Rights Act2, which extends to sport. This template is designed to help sport organization create their own policy and practice guidance on trans inclusion for their sport, from athletes to volunteers to paid staff. It identifies the key aspects a policy should include, the associated rationale or considerations, and provides a sample policy and practice guidance as an example (see Appendix A).