EQUITY & INCLUSIVITY
(The full E&I policy can be found here)
THANKS TO THOSE THAT JOINED THE DISCUSSION TO HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE LEAGUE
What: FOCUS GROUP to discuss the 2020 options for our ratio rule
When: January 26th, 2020 at 1:45pm - 3:30pm
Where: Fortino's Community Room (1579 Main St W, Hamilton, ON L8S 1E6, 2nd floor)
HUC is striving to make our community a more welcoming environment for all players regardless of gender, gender identity, socio-economic class, or race. The volunteers that run our league are still learning and still have more work to do - please reach out to any of us at any time to provide feedback, ideas, encouragement, or if you’d like to help us in any way. Our Board of Directors recognizes the inequities in our sport and is working towards making ultimate more equitable for players who have been marginalized by increasing opportunities to play, encouraging participation in leadership, and creating an environment in which all voices are heard and valued.
Our current focus has been towards womxn and non-binary players, but we hope to also provide a space where we can confront and eliminate barriers to equal enjoyment of our sport by all marginalized folks in the community. HUC’s goal is to help those that may feel uncomfortable feel more at ease in our community. We recognize that players who have not experienced these feelings of inequity may find these improved equity and inclusivity targets difficult or uncomfortable at first, however the benefits to those groups who have been previously marginalized will make the efforts of our community worthwhile.
To learn more about HUC's equity and inclusivity initiatives from 2019 please visit this link.
Equity vs Equality
Equality is achieved when all people enjoy the same rights and opportunities across all sectors of society, including economic participation and decision-making, and when the different behaviours, aspirations and needs of all people are equally valued and favoured. Equity acknowledges the historic and current conditions that marginalize certain groups of people and attempts to amend these past and current injustices and biases. This is sometimes accomplished by allocating additional resources to these groups in order to provide them with opportunities for growth, with the ultimate goal of equality.