Recreation Nova Scotia

Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation - Survey

There has been an escalation of racist and discriminatory behaviour in the recreation sector locally and nationally. The impacts of these incidents on the psychological health and well-being of those affected are serious, and is made worse by the lack of supports available. In response to this, Recreation Nova Scotia, with funding from the Department of Heritage Canada, is working with Wisdom2Action to develop an Anti-Racism Charter. The Charter will provide unifying guidelines for the recreation sector to address and combat systemic racism within the sector.

This survey aims to understand how racism and discrimination exist and are experienced across the recreation sector in Nova Scotia, what training for service providers to address racism and discrimination should include, and how we can develop an Anti-Racism Charter for recreation in the province.

This survey aims to understand how racism and discrimination exist and are experienced across the recreation sector in Nova Scotia, what training for service providers to address racism and discrimination should include, and how we can develop an Anti-Racism Charter for recreation in the province.

Data collected from the survey and all stakeholder engagement elements of the Anti-Racism Charter project will be reviewed with help from a Steering Committee and Youth Advisory Council made up of community members across areas of recreation. The data will be used to inform elements of the Anti-Racism Charter and the creation of related-training for recreation service providers.

All survey responses will remain anonymous. Information collected via the survey will be used solely for purposes of the Recreation NS Anti-Racism Charter project. If you are interested in participating in upcoming focus groups, town halls or training sessions associated with the project, please provide your contact information at the end of the survey. Your contact information will not be connected in anyway to your survey responses.

The final Anti-Racism Charter will be publicly shared in late fall 2022.

Survey

How we define the word "RECREATION"

Recreation is the experience that results from freely chosen participation in physical, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual activities that enhance individual and community well-being.

BARRIERS TO RECREATION


RACISM IN RECREATION


TRAINING FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS IN THE RECREATION SECTOR

As part of this project, Recreation Nova Scotia will provide training sessions in different parts of the province for service-providers working in recreation. Training will focus on addressing key themes shared via this survey and focus groups.


DEVELOPMENT OF AN ANTI-RACISM CHARTER

The Anti-Racism Charter will provide unifying guidelines for the recreation sector in Nova Scotia to address and combat systemic racism within the sector.


THANK YOU!

On behalf of Recreation Nova Scotia and Wisdom2Action, we would like to thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The information you shared will help us confront racism within the recreation sector. We appreciate your time and energy.

If you have any questions or comments, please get in touch with us: rec.charter@wisdom2action.org


If you have any questions about this project, or would like more information, please contact:

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