CEC is committed to creating a welcoming environment to participants from all backgrounds and experiences.
The Diversity & Inclusion Committee is pleased to share resources and programs to support this goal. This page will be updated regularly with new resources. For any questions or suggestions to add to this page, please contact the D&I Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
Demographic Survey: “Who is Climbing? Understanding Participants within Climbing Escalade Canada”
A Land Acknowledgement Template
Land acknowledgements are an honest and historically accurate way to recognize the traditional First Nations, Métis and/or Inuit territories of a place. They can be presented verbally or visually: think signage, short theatre presentations or simple spoken-word greetings. They also help Canadians recognize and respect Indigenous peoples’ inherent kinship beliefs when it comes to the land, especially since those beliefs were restricted for so long.
Land acknowledgements must be meaningful, it’s not something you do “because you have to.” Doing prior research and education is essential in drafting a meaningful script. The CEC D&I Committee has prepare a Land Acknowledgement Template to support members of the community in their inclusion efforts.
A Collection of Diversity & Inclusion Resources
The CEC Diversity & Inclusion Committee has put together a Google Document full of resources regarding diversity and inclusion in climbing, and in sport in general. This is meant to be a live document, and will be updated as often as possible by the committee. If you know of great resources that should be added to this list, please contact the committee.
CEC GENDER EQUITY GRANT Program
CEC is excited to introduce a new Gender Equity Grant Program to support initiatives aimed at increasing participation of girls and women in competition climbing in Canada. The 2021-2022 Grant Program will be accepting applications shortly. Stay tuned for more details!