Experts Connect: Creating a Safe Environment for All Girls

The social environment coaches and activity leaders create for their participants has a huge impact on how much girls engage in and enjoy sport. For girls who are LGBTQI2S+, the importance of social connection may be heightened at a time where they are unable to leave their home environment. This conversation will focus on how to create an inclusive and safe environment for girls that prioritizes social connection in a virtual setting, particularly for LGBTQI2S+ participants.

With the current realities of social distancing, how can sport leaders and coaches continue to promote social connection for their athletes?

In this conversation with Flags of Glory, we will be exploring questions such as:

  • How do inclusivity practices in sport translate to virtual programming?
  • How have the needs of your community changed?
  • What supports/contingency plans exist for an athlete or program participant who is struggling with the current circumstances of physical distancing?

The slides in this webinar will be bilingual but the conversation will be primarily in English.

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This conversation is part of our Experts Connect: Building Social Connection for Girls in Sport series, highlighting how organizations are bringing to life the guidance from our She Belongs resource. Each conversation focuses on a different principle for fostering social connection, with context provided by a guest expert who will discuss their current programming challenges and successes, as well as tangible tips and guidelines that sport and community organizations can use in designing their own programs.

Learn more about She Belongs.

Join the other conversations in the Experts Connect: Building Social Connection for Girls in Sport series: