Baseball Manitoba Signs Anti-Racism in Sport Accord

April 21, 2022 was the official launch of the Anti-Racism in Sport Call to Action Accord.

Over 25 sport organizations signed the Anti-Racism in Sport Accord. The Accord commitments are actions that require goals to guide organizations to becoming anti-racist.


Baseball Manitoba's Executive Director, Jason Miller, signing the Accord next to retired Olympic athlete Wanda Guenette. 

Some of the signatories include Baseball Manitoba, Sport Manitoba, Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council (MASRC), and the Winnipeg Goldeyes. 


The Anti-Racism in Sport Accord.

This was an important step in ensuring Winnipeg sport is a safe space for all. 


Group photo of all signatories. Photo Credit: @AntiRacismSport on Twitter

All of us at Baseball Manitoba are proud to be a part of this essential campaign. We are committed to learning, growing, and meeting our anti-racist goals. 

Watch the entire launch below. 

Accord Commitments:

Education & Training

  1. Dedicate ourselves to continual learning about racism and anti-racism.
    • Yearly workshops provided at all levels, including coaches, referees, participants, board members and staff.
    • Support and empower officials to address racist behaviours from players, fans, coaches and other officials.

Accountability

  1. Enforce, embed and uphold a zero tolerance anti-racism policy, a statement as part of the vision in our organization.
    • To address every instance of racism.
    • To create an internal reporting mechanism for racist instances.
    • To record instances of racism within the organization.

Awareness & Action

  1. Work together to create safe and inclusive spaces for all First Nation, Métis Nation, Inuit, Black, Racialized and religious minority communities in Winnipeg.
    • Collect race-based data annually within our organization: participants, coaches, referees, board members and staff.
    • Seek to have more representation at all levels.
    • Fund anti-racism programming and opportunities at all levels within the organization.
    • Be an anti-racism leader and advocate within our sport system for change.

Learn more about Anti-Racism in Sport on their website here

Read CBC News' coverage of the event here.