Sex and Gender Diversity

Much of sport is organized by sex or gender; however, not every athlete fits into or identifies with the binary of male and female. As an advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open, the CCES has developed resources for the Canadian sport community to provide information and guidance for the inclusion of trans athletes, and to make Canadian sport a positive space for all athletes. 

CCES Webinar: The Implications of World Athletics’ Regulations on Female Athletes

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) hosted a webinar to discuss the impacts of World Athletics’ (formerly IAAF) regulations on female athletes with differences of sexual development (DSD) for women in athletics. The webinar addresses the wider implications for women athletes in all sports. The expert panel includes 2SLGBTQI+ educator Jennifer Birch-Jones, Australian Olympian and educator Dr. Madeleine Pape, South Africa Sports and Exercise Medicine physician Dr. Phathokuhle Zondi and AthletesCAN President Dasha Peregoudova.
 

Trans Inclusion Resources

Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport – Policy and Practice Template for Sport Organizations (2018) – A policy and practice template designed to help sport organizations create their own policy and practice for all trans inclusion, for all involved including athletes, staff and volunteers.

Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport - Guidance for Sport Organizations (2016) A policy guidance document designed to help sport organizations develop their own trans inclusion policies for sport at recreational, developmental and high-performance levels. Includes policy guidance and best practices.

Sport in Transition: Making Sport in Canada More Responsible for Gender Inclusivity (2012) The report concludes that, because variations in sex development exist, individuals should have the right to compete without question in the gender they feel they are or have always identified with, and emphasizes that this right to gender self-identification carries both the privilege of inclusion and the responsibility for fair play.

See Also...

CCES Releases Guide to Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport

(Ottawa, Ontario – May 4, 2016) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) released today a document entitled, “Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport -...

Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport

Guidance for Sport Organizations - Developed by the Trans Inclusion in Sport Expert Working Group

Sport in Transition: Making Sport in Canada More Responsible for Gender Inclusivity

The report, subtitled “a conversation of discovery, clarification and implications among experts,” was written by John Dalla Costa, a Toronto-based author and internationally acclaimed expert in fostering ethical excellence in operations and outcomes.