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Participant centered program design: a strategy for inclusion

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As part of our commitment to promoting equitable sport practices in B.C., viaSport continues to celebrate Pride Month by highlighting opp

viaSport launches updated LGBTQI2S resources


viaSport is proud to launch five updated LGBTQI2S resources and one NEW resource that support creating inclusive spaces.

Highlighting inclusion at Community Coaches Day


The 2019 Sport Leadership Conference is this weekend and we could not be more excited for Community Coaches Day. 

Accessibility Audit Tool helps sport organizations reduce barriers


As part of viaSport’s ongoing commitment to reducing barriers to participation and enhancing the quality of sport experiences, we’re prou

Women in Sport Spotlight: May 2017


“Take the chance and put your hand up. Get involved and you’ll never regret it.”

Taking her own advice to heart, Tanya Donaldson has been, and continues to be, an irreplaceable contributor to amateur and high performance sport. Currently Manager of the Richmond Tennis Club, Tanya also wears a variety of different hats for BC Rugby as the Tournament Director for the Vancouver Rugby Festival and a Director for their Board. She’s also an active member on the Governance Committee and the Competition and Events Committee. In another rugby-related capacity, Tanya works with the Justice Rugby Club as their administrator.

Women in Sport Spotlight: April 2017


As the Manager of Program Development at BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS), Makiko Harada would disagree with this particular definition of wheelchair basketball based on how the hard-hitting sport resonates with her. When asked to use one word to describe the sport, it’s simply the word “sport” that rings true. 

Women in Sport Spotlight: March 2017


In addition to triathlon, Loreen has made invaluable contributions to amateur sport in British Columbia as one of viaSport’s longest-standing Board members. This past year, Loreen actively participated in the comprehensive review of over 60 provincial sport organizations, helping to identify tangible solutions that would strengthen organizational readiness and capability. Her active voice on the Girls and Women Advisory Group has allowed for the strategic development and implementation of gender equity in sport and physical activity across the province. Put quite simply, Loreen has been, and continues to be, a relentless champion in the creation of opportunities for others to thrive through sport.

Province welcomes the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships


More than 100 athletes, coaches, and support staff from 17 countries around the world have arrived at Big White Ski Resort to compete in the Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships, thanks in part to $165,000 provided by the Government of British Columbia. The championships, running Feb. 1-8, 2017, is the first World Para Snowboard Championships to be held in North America since its debut at the Sochi 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The event includes men’s and women’s snowboard-cross and banked slalom events.

Accessible Coaching: How to adapt your coaching to be more inclusive

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As a coach, you may encounter working with an athlete with a disability, visible or non-visible. Many athletes encounter barriers to participation in sport that can be removed or reduced with education, communication and the action of making (even small) changes to your team and/or club.