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Celebrating Pride Month

Since 2000, June has been designated as Pride Month and features celebrations that highlight the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and their history. Pride is celebrated by Canada and numerous other countries around the world.

Throughout the month, Sask Sport will share stories every Monday that celebrate Pride though the lens of sport. We will explore how the power of sport can be used toward creating an inclusive and safe space for participants.

Featured alongside our stories will be accessible resources that aim to keep the amateur sport community healthy, safe, fun and inclusive.

The CCES provides information and resources on topics like supporting gender diversity, creating inclusive environments for trans participants, and advocating for athletes with differences of sexual development.

As the 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics approach, the Fier-Play and Paris 2024 announced the formalization of 24th Pride House for the upcoming Games. The Pride House will be a welcoming and inclusive physical and digital space for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and aim to fight against discrimination within sport.

Founded during the 2015 Pan American Games, the Sport Inclusion Task Force is steered by the Canadian Olympic Committee, Professional Golfers Association of Canada, Canadian Women & Sport, the Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary and Challenge Accepted Collective. The group’s website launched in 2021 with the aim of supporting national, provincial/territorial and local or club sport organizations who wish to make their organizations more equitable, diverse and inclusive for those who identify as members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.

Coaches play a key role in creating a safe and inclusive environment and the Coaching Association of Canada has created a guide for working with 2SLGBTQIA+ athletes and coaches.

A national charitable organization founded by parents to increase acceptance and understanding of their 2SLGBTQIA+ children.

Local Resources

Saskatchewan has a strong support network for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. OUTSaskatoon and the UR Pride Centre for Sexuality and Gender Diversity both offer a variety of supports and programming, along with links to networks and organizations across the province. Other Saskatchewan-based organizations supporting the 2SLGBTQIA+ community include Regina Pride, Moose Jaw Pride, Prince Albert Pride and the Saskatchewan Pride Network.