Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Indigeneity (EDII) are key aspects for Alberta Soccer. In today’s society, these issues are getting more visibility by the day, and sports cannot be oblivious to them. We are eager to keep supporting inclusion in our sport, by welcoming anybody who wants to participate in a safe and respectful manner.
Click on these links for more information and resources to help ensure an inclusive sport environment for all:
Did you know that Diversity can be measured in several Dimensions? This graphic from our good friend @melissaknoxlaw with Sport Law can help us understand it better!
The Board of Directors of the Alberta Soccer Association will work to address diversity and inclusion and to address discrimination in our sport. We have established the EDII Committee and we are devoted to continuing to learn and act to establish awareness in our community. Members of the Committee will reaffirm our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We call on our members to accelerate and intensify efforts to build a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive sport.
Over the coming months we will:
Continue to educate ourselves and the membership through communications and policy changes.
Engage in difficult discussions and educate others.
Provide educational information to those looking to learn more.
Advocate for the support and mentorship of our members, whether it be players, coaches, officials, or associated volunteers.
We would love to hear your feedback! If you have any comments or suggestions, please email EDIICommittee@albertasoccer.com.
At Alberta Soccer each of us contributes to inclusion—we all have a role to play. This page will be updated regularly as we all courageously share our perspectives – check back often.