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PROGRAMS

ICSN’s members and supporters are pleased to offer a number of programs and initiatives for Black, Indigenous, People of Colour (BIPOC)’s pursing a career in the amateur sports industry.

All of our programs fall within our objectives of celebration, advocacy through allyship and networking. Our initiatives all advance the strengthening of BIPOC sport communities while also demonstrating allyship to push forward the necessity of accessibility for BIPOC amateur sport groups.

Coach / Administrator / Sport Medicine / Officials Support

Coaches, Administrators, Sport Medicine professions and officials play a pivotal role in our communities across Canada as leaders, mentors, and agents of social change. BIPOC’s have and continue to play roles as caretakers of culture in playing leading roles in their communities and as visible representatives for the next generation.

The ICSN intends to empower, support and connect BIPOC’s of all sport backgrounds by providing and promoting:

Celebration

The ICSN will use our platforms to celebrate the advancements of sport coaches, officials, sport administrators and support staff to the larger sport community. Check out our Beyond The Sidelines features to learn more about our Leaders Through Sport!

Advocacy Through Allyship

To combat the challenges of intersectionality, that is the systemic barriers that exist for BIPOC’s in the Canadian amateur sports sector, we will come together alongside of our allies to fight for equity and opportunity for racialized minorities.
The Black Female Coach Mentorship Program and The Racial Equity Project are two examples of ICSN led initiatives that have united our Canadian sport community on a national scale towards a more equitable future.

Networking

The ICSN will serve as a uniting tool for BIPOC’s across all sports to further create opportunities for mentorship, guidance, and the sharing of resources. Sign up for a free membership to stay connected with our growing ICSN community.

Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP)

Proposed by the ICSN, the pilot program seeks to create equitable opportunities for Black female coaches in Canadian sport.

Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP) Year 2

The second year of the Black Female Coach Mentorship Program (BFCMP). In partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), the BFCMP is aimed at creating equitable opportunities to women in Canada who identify as Black, Biracial, or Indigenous.

Black Football Coaches of Canada (BFCC)

Advocates for opportunities to secure leadership positions for BIPOC coaches along with raising awareness and identifying barriers of inequality at all levels in the Canadian football community.

Leadership Through Sport #strongertogether