Anti-Racism in Sport Accord

The Anti-Racism in Sport Call to Action Accord was developed from the findings of the Exploring Experiences of Racism and Anti-Racism in Sport in Winnipeg Research Project, and with advisement of the Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign Accord Working Group and Advisory Committee.

Click on the following link to read the Accord document, which outlines Accord commitments and contains a partnership guide: Anti-Racism in Sport Accord.

Anti-Racism Policy Template

This template provides organizations with a guideline/template that would be helpful in creating their own anti-racism policy, whether choosing to create one from scratch or using the provided example as their own policy.

Anti-Racism in Sport Policy Template

Race-Based (Disaggregated) Data Collection Guidelines

Disaggregated data can be helpful in understanding the community, making systemic inequities more visible. The use of this data must be coupled with a process that supports reducing systemic racism and oppression in achieving equity.

Race-Based (Disaggregated) Demographic Data Collection Guidelines

Global Diversity Equity and Inclusion Benchmarks

The benchmarks can be used effectively for the review and development of an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) vision, mission, strategy, and goals, organizational assessment. These benchmarks should be utilized by an experienced EDI staff or consultant.
The Anti-Racism in Sport Calls to Action Accord was launched in Winnipeg on April 21, 2022.
View a recording of the launch:
About the Accord
The Anti-Racism in Sport Accord commitments are basic actions that require goals to guide organizations to becoming fully anti-racist. Seeking to continue to grow as an organization is a value that should be embedded into the organization while working towards their anti-racism goals. This will contribute to ensuring Winnipeg sport is a safe space for all.
Accord Commitments:

Education & Training

  1. Dedicate ourselves to continual learning about racism and anti-racism.
    • Yearly workshops provided at all levels, including coaches, referees, participants, board members and staff.
    • Support and empower officials to address racist behaviours from players, fans, coaches and other officials.


  1. Enforce, embed and uphold a zero tolerance anti-racism policy, a statement as part of the vision in our organization.
    • To address every instance of racism.
    • To create an internal reporting mechanism for racist instances.
    • To record instances of racism within the organization.

Awareness & Action

  1. Work together to create safe and inclusive spaces for all First Nation, Métis Nation, Inuit, Black, Racialized and religious minority communities in Winnipeg.
    • Collect race-based data annually within our organization: participants, coaches, referees, board members and staff.
    • Seek to have more representation at all levels.
    • Fund anti-racism programming and opportunities at all levels within the organization.
    • Be an anti-racism leader and advocate within our sport system for change.

Overall recommendation: The signatories encourage the creation and use of an independent third-party reporting mechanism to collect data on instances of racism, and advocate for appropriate, measurable, and timely addressing of the issues.