In addition to the more well-known barriers that individuals face in our sport, it’s important to recognize that Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) individuals face additional hurdles such as:
- Stereotyping and compounded race/gender discrimination: We acknowledge that different stereotypes apply to different members of the BIPOC community.
- Racism & Islamophobia: based on race, dress, and cultural practices.
- Lack of provision of sport and recreational spaces for women-only and for 2-spirit, trans and non-binary people.
- Limited accommodations for childcare and family obligations, proximity to home, and low income.