Sask Sport is committed to encouraging and supporting sport environments that are fun, safe, healthy, diverse and inclusive.
Each Friday in June — which is proclaimed annually as Gender and Sexual Diversity Pride Month in Saskatchewan — we will share resources, information and stories to celebrate Pride Month through the eyes of sport.
Sask Sport can help individuals and organizations access a variety of resources to help ensure sport remains safe and welcoming for all, and partner organizations throughout Canada offer further guidance on how to be a 2SLGBTQIA+ ally in sport.
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.
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.
Created by the Canadian Olympic Committee in collaboration with You Can Play and Egale Canada, the One Team initiative aspires to fight gender-based discrimination, homophobia, biphobia, transphobia and any other type of discrimination in sport.
Egale is Canada’s leading organization for 2SLGBTQIA+ people and issues. The group works to improve lives through research, education, awareness and advocacy. Its website includes resources, training and workshops for downloading or sharing.
A national charitable organization founded by parents to increase acceptance and understanding of their 2SLGBTQIA+ children.
You Can Play’s mission is to ensure the safety and inclusion of all 2SLGBTQIA+ people in sports, including athletes, coaches, staff and fans. The group consults on inclusion policies, and also works with partners to evolve locker room and spectator culture, build stronger fan engagement and increase participation in sports among 2SLGBTQIA+ youth.
Saskatchewan has a strong support network for the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. OUTSaskatoonand 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, Saskatoon Pride, Moose Jaw Pride, Southwest Saskatchewan Pride, and Prince Albert Pride.