FCSSC Inclusion, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism Policy

 

The Forest City Sport and Social Club seeks to promote the positive social and athletic enjoyment of all activities under our multi-sport umbrella. Through our Club activities and for our members, we are committed to providing a supportive and respectful environment for all members and staff, regardless of any differences based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, age, creed, ability, religion or national origin, and all other grounds protected from discrimination by the Ontario Human Rights Code. All FCSSC participants are expected to uphold these values and actively maintain an environment that fosters respect, is anti-discriminatory and actively anti-racist. 

 


 

Commitment to Learning & Continual Improvement

We are committed to learning and developing a long-term strategy for inclusiveness within our leagues, tournaments, and events. While we have always strove to be an inclusive organization built on “fun for all, kindness always”, we’ve learned a lot and are committed to learning about ways in which we can continually improve. 

 

We are undertaking several steps to make FCSSC the best it can be. Some of these steps have already occurred, some are in progress, and many will be ongoing. These steps include, but are not limited to: 

 

  • Ensuring all members read and agree to this policy upon registering 
  • Renewing and updating our Zero Tolerance Policy (pg. 5) for leagues, tournaments and events.
  • Revising gendered rules and language in league and tournament rulebooks, as applicable.
  • Continuous education & workplace training for all staff, focused on diversity, inclusion, and allyship
  • Evolving our hiring policies to become a better equal opportunity employer 
  • Providing resources for members on how to be an ally on and off the field
  • Continually evaluating our organization’s progress towards a more inclusive sport system

 

FCSSC is committed to ensuring our leagues, tournaments and events are a safe and welcoming space for all BIPOC and 2SLGBTQIA+ participants, and to creating and maintaining a safe environment where all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully, and have equal opportunities to play. 

 

You can view FCSSC's full inclusion, anti-discrimination, and anti-racism policy here. 

 
Ifyou have any recommendations on how the FCSSC can improve this policy, and/or better support Inclusion, Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Racism within our leagues, and have the capacity to share with us, we would love to hear from you. We are open to and truly appreciate your feedback. Please reach out to the FCSSC team via email at info@fcssc.ca or by phone at (519) 439-4263