Together AthletesCAN, Coaches of Canada, True Sport Foundation, the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Sport Officials Canada, and Egale Canada are calling upon the Canadian sport community to respect all individuals involved in sport, regardless of perceived or actual sexual orientation. Launched on the International Day Against Homophobia on May 17th, this national campaign is inspired by Hudson Taylor’s Athlete Ally(TM) pledge, http://www.athleteally.org/.
As part of the Step Up! Speak Out! Ally Campaign for Inclusive Sport, individuals and organizations are asked to publicly commit to being an Ally and bring the message of inclusion, respect and equality to their sport.
To learn more about the campaign and to become a Step Up! Speak Out! Ally or Champion, go to http://www.stepupspeakout.ca.