Fun, Excellence, Inclusion, Respect, Accountability
VISION: CHANGE THE FACE OF GOLF TO REFLECT THE MULTICULTURAL STRENGTH OF THE CANADIAN POPULATION
As the National Sport Federation and governing body, Golf Canada is committed to creating a safe, diverse, and welcoming environment within our organization and across our sport.
We recognize that even as Canada’s most participated sport, we know that our sport is not free from prejudice, stigma, racism, or systemic bias. Golf Canada stands in solidarity with racialized persons and equity deserving groups and is working to better understand the challenges of racialized communities as well as the 2SLGBTQIA+ community and golfers with a disability.
Golf Canada formed the Diversity & Inclusion Alliance to develop a Strategic Action Pathway that will guide the organization’s efforts to create a more inclusive and respectful sport environment. This includes a review of Golf Canada’s policy for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; education and training for staff and volunteers; integration of diversity elements across all programs, events and partnerships; and a commitment to be a leading voice in global golf that supports diversity and inclusion in the communities where we live, work and play.
AN INVITATION TO CONNECT: CEO Laurence Applebaum on Golf Canada’s Commitment to Support Diversity and Inclusion
Golf Canada acknowledges and respects the Indigenous Peoples of Canada that for hundreds of generations have been the keepers of the territories where we all live and work.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy
Golf Canada is fully committed to fostering a safe sport environment for golf.
Golf Canada also recognizes and complies with Version 5.1 of the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport (UCCMS) Document
ALLIANCES AND AFFILIATIONS
- PGA of Canada Diversity & Inclusion Task Force
- Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion
- BlackNorth Initiative CEO Pledge
- R&A Women in Golf Charter
- Canadian Women in Sport
- Women in Sport and Entertainment – Toronto Chapter
- Government of Canada – Sport Canada
REPORT AN INCIDENT
Golf Canada Volunteer Application Portals
Invitation to Community Groups in establishment of a community portal
ADVOCACY AND PROGRAMMATIC SUPPORT FOR TRADITIONALLY UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Diversity, Inclusion and Equity Grant Application Portal
PGA of Canada Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force Report
Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Safe Sport