Project Summary

Racism exists within the recreation sector, significantly impacting the psychological health and well-being of affected individuals. Recognizing this issue, Recreation PEI aims to enhance support for those facing racism and provide unifying guidelines for the sector to address and prevent systemic racism within the recreation sector.

The Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation is needed to acknowledge and address the impacts caused by racism. It provides opportunity to engage in dialogue, education, and actions which together will create a more inclusive and welcoming sector. The charter can be adopted by any organization in Prince Edward Island. Signatories to the Anti-Racism Charter will undertake the following actions and commitments: Acknowledge and Address Racism, Provide Ongoing Training and Educational Opportunities, Build Racially Representative Communities, Design Equitable and Inclusive Opportunities.

With the permission of Recreation Nova Scotia, the Recreation PEI Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation has largely been adopted in full from the original, with some changes in text and format. Recreation PEI is grateful to all of the staff, and volunteers from Recreation NS who worked on bringing the initial charter to life.

Become a Charter Signatory today: Anti-Racism Charter Form

Resources and Educational Material

Recreation NS Anti-Racism Charter - Resource List

Anti-Racism in Recreation Training - Recreation NS
1 hour online, $15 (contact Recreation PEI about a subsidy)

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Recreation Settings - Communities Choosewell, Alberta Recreation & Parks Association
45 minutes online, free (Module 1 available now, more to come)

Anti-Racism in Coaching - Coaches' Association of Canada, NCCP
1 hour online, $15 (occasionally offered free)

Signatories

We're grateful to all the organizations who have signed on to the Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation for their commitment to a more equitable and inclusive recreation system in the province.

  • Bell Aliant Centre
  • Town of Borden-Carleton
  • Western Region Sport and Recreation Council

This project was supported by an Anti-Racism Grant from the Government of Prince Edward Island.