Sport Edmonton


Much of sport is organized by sex or gender; however, not every athlete fits into or identifies with the binary of male and female. Creating welcoming, inclusive teams for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified, queer, intersex and two spirited community and allies is new territory for many sport organizations. The following resources provide information and guidance for inclusion to make Canadian sport a positive space for all athletes:

Recorded Webinars:

    For currently available related learning opportunities, check the Workshops, Conferences & Webinars page.

    Governance Resources

        • viaSport: (LGBTQI2S Policy Readiness Checklist, Adopting Inclusive Policy Language, Trans Athlete Inclusion Guidelines, Creating Inclusive Environments, Collecting Gender Identity Information & Inclusion in Sport Coaching)

        • Guidelines for Creating Policies for Transgender Children in Recreational Sports 

      Alberta Resources

          • Dr. William Bridel, University of Calgary, You Can Play Western Regional Board (and access to local LGBTQI2S athletes and coaches)

          • Dr. Kris Wells, Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services, University of Alberta