The Sporting Experiences of BIPOC Women & Girls in Canada

BIPOC women and girls experience sport in unique ways.

Canadian Women & Sport has partnered with E-Alliance to seek existing evidence to understand the lived experiences of Canadian women and girls from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities’ barriers to sport participation.

We know that COVID-19 had a major impact on sport participation to the entire Canadian sport system. However, the experiences faced by the BIPOC community in sport are unique. If we don’t acknowledge those barriers, then we risk leaving BIPOC women and girls behind when sport returns.

Attendees will learn of the findings of this project from lead researchers:

  • Janelle Joseph, Assistant Professor, Critical Studies of Race & Indigeneity at the University of Toronto
  • Lynn Lavallée, Strategic Lead, Indigenous Resurgence, Faculty of Community Services and Professor, School of Social Work at Ryerson University
  • Brittnee Habbib,former Canadian National Gymnast, Co-Founder of Girl Power’d​
  • Elisha King, Executive Director of Iakwa’shatste Youth Fitness

We would like to thank Sport Canada for funding this project.