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on the beach
Twilight over waves
Meat Cove
Winter Lodge
Rural Landscape
Ocean Sunset
Mountain Road
Playing Golf
Lake and Hills
Early Morning Boating

Project Objectives

  • Confront racism within the recreation sector
  • Foster equitable treatment and opportunities for all accessing recreation
  • Promote and lead conversations around diversity, equity, racism and religious discrimination on provincial, national and international levels
  • Contribute further research and evidence that highlights the disparities and issues faced by members of marginalized communities in recreation

Steering Committee & Youth Advisory Council

The development of the Anti-Racism Charter was informed largely through stakeholder engagement, as well as a six-person Steering Committee composed of leaders in the recreation sector. Additionally, a four-person Youth Advisory Council made up of youth with lived experience, also informed the Charter elements and related activities.

Steering Committee

  • Colleen Belle
  • Crystal Watson
  • Fawn Logan-Young
  • Heather MacNeil
  • Joshua Nicholas
  • Nick Lenehan

Youth Advisory Council

  • Ali Koperqualuk
  • Fawn Logan-Young
  • Nick Williams
  • Vanessa Hartley

Stakeholder Engagement

  • A survey to understand how racism and discrimination exist and are experienced across the sector, what assets exist in the sector to address racism and discrimination, and what an Anti-Racism Charter should include
  • Focus Groups to expand on the issues raised and feedback provided by survey respondents
  • Town Halls for those who have not participated in earlier consultation activities to contribute to the project and its intended outcomes
  • Training that focuses on addressing key themes shared via the survey and focus groups
  • Meetings with Policy Makers to share the stakeholder consultation process and seek input on the Charter’s development, as well as provide guidance on ways to enhance its adoption throughout the province
  • Interviews to engage any relevant stakeholders who could not partake in the consultation process


  • The stakeholder engagement process took place from March 2022 to July 2022
  • Data collected from stakeholder engagement was analyzed with the help of the Steering Committee and Youth Advisory Council members. This information will be used to draft the Charter
  • A draft Charter was shared with stakeholders and interested parties throughout August 2022
  • The Anti-Racism Charter, along with project findings, was shared at the launch Summit hosted on October 19, 2022 with a focus on applications of the Charter and encouraging the adoption of the Charter amongst stakeholders
  • The final copy of the Anti-Racism Charter was publicly shared after launching

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Funded by the Government of Canada