This Policy will:
- Promote the benefits, principles and opportunities of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within Canada Artistic Swimming and with all partners and stakeholders.
- Place athlete, coach, official, staff, and volunteer health and well-being at the forefront of all decisions, thus putting the person first over any outcome.
- Encourage individuals of all demographic groups, particularly those of underrepresented groups, and all genders, to become involved in the sport of artistic swimming as athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, staff, supporters and spectators.
- Create environments that welcome everyone to the sport of artistic swimming. Welcoming environments will help to increase the diversity of individuals and organizations involved in artistic swimming.
- Ensure that CAS serves as an example to the sport community, investing in programs that seek to promote, celebrate, and recognize diversity in society overall.
This Policy applies to all of the following:
- CAS and all of its registrants;
- Employees and anyone under contract with CAS, a CAS Member or an Affiliated Organization and anyone attending the Organization’s offices or other workplaces for work or training-related purposes. This includes all persons working with teams or athletes, including coaches, medical and paramedical personnel and other support persons.