Exploring a Number of Equity Diversity and Inclusion Mistakes and Successes
Provincial and National Sport Organizations are increasingly required to develop and implement equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) policies. When doing so, however, many sport organizations tend to unintentionally reinforce exclusion and inequity. In this session, Dr. Lisa Tink will walk you through some of the most common EDI policy mistakes sporting organizations tend to make. Andrea Carey will then provide an overview of some promising practices that have been successful in increasing equity, diversity, and inclusivity in a sporting context.
Speakers: Dr. Lisa Tink & Andrea Carey
LISA TINK (she/her) is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Prior to returning to academics, Lisa worked as a Director in the Government of Alberta’s Recreation and Physical Activity Division and Manager at the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association. Lisa is also the Co-Director of In Situ Change Strategies – a participatory consulting firm that works with a diverse range of community organizations.
ANDREA CAREY (she/her/hers/elle) is a Canadian Certified Inclusion Professional (CCIP), holds a Masters of Education in Leadership Studies, recently completed a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching, is Dare to Lead trained and Nova Profile Certified.
Through Inclusion Incorporated, Andrea works to support clients to create cultures of belonging and inclusion for everyone to thrive and has worked extensively on inclusion and improved access for Indigenous peoples, Newcomers, persons with disabilities and women and girls. She brings extensive experience in business operations, facility management, human resources, strategic planning, marketing, group facilitation, curriculum development and in product development. Andrea also worked on an appointment as a Special Advisor on Disability Inclusion for Federal Minister Carla Qualtrough.
Her passionate, playful and engaging approach to inclusion provides a platform for understanding the challenges, to develop a strategy that aligns the organization’s needs with global trends and connects clients to tools to ensure successful implementation.
Andrea is the co-founder and current Executive Director of OneAbility. She volunteers with the National Para Sport Collective as co-Chair, a collective that she co-founded in 2020. Andrea also volunteered for ten years with the Canadian Paralympic Committee as a Board Director and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee; and currently sits on the Board of KidSport Victoria.