Equity in Sports
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth”.
MUHAMMAD ALI, PROFESSIONAL BOXER & ACTIVIST
SPORTS THEMED WEBINARS
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Enough is Enough!
EDIcation develops and delivers initiatives and services to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion within sports organizations. Our E.D.I. Specialists review content and work collaboratively with you to ensure culturally accurate, authentic, and inclusive communication is created.
EDIcation leads diversity education programs and services, including creating customized training programs globally to integrate equity, diversity, and inclusion principles into leadership, policy language, initiatives, and community events. We are involved with advising, teaching, and consulting at all levels of sports.
Masai Ujiri, anti-Black racism behind shoving incident at NBA Finals
CBS Sports devoted five hours of programming to examining racism in sports, titled “Portraits in Black”.
W.N.B.A., the Fight for Racial Justice Goes Way Back
ARTICLE: From Rookie to Veteran: The Effort, Goal-Oriented Official by: Dr. ardavan Eizadirad
Sportsmanship is an aspiration that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake.
This is with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one’s employees, competitors, and teammates.
(IN) EQUITY IN SPORTS
Interactive workshop that examines historical and on-going (in)equities in sports, and how sports can be used as a platform to challenge systemic inequities and promote inclusion and social justice at all levels.
RESILIENCY: OVERCOMING DIFFICULT & DESTRUCTIVE SITUATIONS
Interactive workshop that facilitates building resiliency to overcome difficult and destructive situations via the art of storytelling, reflection, and sharing of experiences.
Sports bring people together. But history shows that it has also been an arena for racism and discrimination.
Below are five true stories of heroict athletes who challenged racism and discrimination in sports.
Discrimination in sports is never acceptable
Black and Indigenous communities experience of racism differ within and across ethnic groups. Intersections between gender, class, age and disability also influence experiences and participation in sport.
Are you building a coalition against racism in sports?
Racism and racialized inequalities significantly influence Black, Indigenous and minority ethnic communities’ access, participation and experiences of sport
Implement anti-discrimination policy to ensure access to sports for all
Responses to racial disparities and discrimination require coherent and specific approaches at multiple levels (individual, organizational, structural)
Commitment to accelerating equality for all and creating an inclusive, accessible environment that supports persons with disabilities
Develop strategic initiatives to help drive diversity and inclusion priorities around market and culture in sports
One size does not fit all: achieving race equality in sport requires understanding of different experiences
BioSteel All Canadian All Star Game
3X3 Wheelchair Basketball at 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, United Kingdom
2023 Canada Winter Games in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Drake OVO Finals, 2019
Canadian Wheelchair Basketball League (CWBL) National Championships
Retired NBA Referee Steve Javie & Dr. Ardavan Eizadirad
"EDIcation Consulting provided a wonderful workshop called (In)Equity in Sports to all three sections of ours Specialist High Skills Major students. Dr. Eizadirad deconstructed complex ideas in student-friendly language and empowered our students to reflect their lived experiences and bias. It was exactly the experience we wanted for the students and we look forward to having him back again."
Meagan Squire-Smith, Health and Physical Education Teacher at David Suzuki Secondary School
"It has been incredible partnering with Edication Consulting as part of the Breaking Barriers through Brave Conversations series to facilitate honest, authentic, and raw conversations about equity, diversity, and inclusion in basketball. Dr. Eizadirad's passion aligned with his expertise and facilitation skills have made the events a success!"
Claude Nembhard, Executive Director of Ontario Basketball Association (OBA) & Chair of OBA’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee