November 13th to 17th


Government and non-profit organizations are committed to the elimination of racism in Nova Scotia sport and recreation, check out these resources devoted to the cause.

There is a zero-tolerance policy toward acts of racism and/or discrimination at recreation facilities in Nova Scotia. 


Everybody present, regardless of their capacity, is responsible to report any such incidents to facility staff or those in charge of the group renting the facility.


The declaration exists to support fair play and the right for individuals to participate in sport and recreation with equal opportunities.

Recreation Nova Scotia seeks to better support individuals and communities facing racism by providing unifying guidelines for the recreation sector to address, combat and prevent systemic racism within the sector.


The Anti-Racism Charter in Recreation is needed to specifically acknowledge and address the harm and exclusion caused by racism in recreation. A proactive and systemic approach is required to make recreation welcoming and inclusive for everyone in Nova Scotia.

While the impact of racism in sports and coaching can be far-reaching, so can the effects of anti-racism coaching education. 


A resource for coaches and sports administrators who want to further educate themselves on anti-racism and how they can support racialized participants in sport in Canada. 

The importance of coaches isn’t limited to the field of play in many Indigenous communities, where they can serve as vital agents of social change.


A resource for coaches and sports administrators who want to further educate themselves on anti-racism and how they can support racialized participants in sport in Canada. 

An invaluable compendium of videos, weblinks, ebooks and more on the topic of anti-racism. 


Subtopics covered extensively include White Privilege and White Supremacy, Anti-Black Racism and Black Lives Matter, and Implicit Bias and Microaggressions.


Developed in consultation with NSCC’s Office of Human Rights and Equity Services. 

Practicing safe sport means ethical and appropriate engagement between all participants.


Sport Nova Scotia aims to make sports welcoming, inclusive and safe for everyone.

Province of Nova Scotia’s Equity and Anti-Racism Strategy that will address systemic hate, inequity, and racism in the public sector. This strategy builds on the commitments made in the Dismantling Racism and Hate Act.

The 2021 Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2SLGBTQQIA+ People National Action Plan was co-developed by a core working group in collaboration with the National Family and Survivors Circle and contributing partners.

The Assembly of First Nations 2023 Annual General Assembly met in Halifax, NS in July 2023. Review Resolution no 62 to Support for the Development of Hockey Indigenous.

Celebrated the 10th North American Indigenous Games hosted 16 sport competitions across Kjipuktuk (Halifax), Dartmouth, Millbrook First Nation and Sipekne’katik. The North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) 2023 brought more than 5,000 athletes, coaches, and team staff from 756+ Indigenous Nations who celebrated, shared and reconnected through sport and culture. To learn more about language, culture, and history of the Mi’kmaq People: Education – NAIG (

This booklet highlights Mi’kmaw culture and language, as well as addressing the four questions guiding Treaty Education: Who are the Mi’kmaq historically, and today? What are treaties and why are they important? What has happened to the Treaty relationship? How do we reconcile our shared history? This collaborative piece was originally developed in support of the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG2023).

Establishing the Restorative Inquiry, the Government of Nova Scotia recognized that the history, experience, and legacy of the Home reflects the systemic and institutionalized racism that has shaped Nova Scotia’s history and continues to impact the lives and experiences of African Nova Scotians to this day. Let’s unpack together.

Coaches are integral to fostering inclusive environments, with their primary responsibility being the safety of all athletes. In 2022, CSI-Atlantic’s coaching team conducted a survey among Nova Scotia coaches. Eighty-two per cent indicated that they either do not possess or have limited tools at their disposal to create an inclusive environment for everyone who may show up at their sport program. As an organization that strives to be a leader in our community in contributing to a positive culture in sport, they have created a webpage to show what coaches can do to ensure a welcoming environment for everyone!

Panelist Discussions

A panel of key influencers in Nova Scotia’s sport and recreation world discuss the meaning of active allyship and what it looks like to them.