LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport

Through hosting a CAAWS workshop or presentation, you’re helping build knowledge and competence within your organization, sport or community to successfully engage girls and women as participants and leaders. Whether you are just starting the conversation or taking it to the next level, these sessions offer easy solutions to help you meet your goals.

Leading the Way: LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport Presentations and Workshops (1 hour presentation up to full-day training). This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes, officials, with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization. . From understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transg, intersex and two spirit (LGBTQI2S) language and dealing with sensitive issues such as same-sex relationships amongst teammates, to reviewing policies and practices to ensure they are equitable, this session allows for an open and honest conversation about LGBTQphobia and the important role sport leaders, including coaches, can play in making sport more accepting of sexual and gender diversity.

These workshops and presentations are delivered by CAAWS’ Program Lead for LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport, Jennifer Birch-Jones. Known for her subject-matter expertise in LGBTQI2S sport inclusion, Jennifer will tailor the session to meet your organization’s needs.. For more information on the Leading the Way workshops or presentations, contact


Visit CAAWS’ Leading the Way LGBTQ Inclusion initiative page