Our research team has been hired by Canadian Women & Sport to help build their understanding of barriers facing nonbinary people in sport and to identify approaches that can support both women and non-binary people to benefit from gender equity, in the context of barriers for transgender people more broadly.
We are looking to reach nonbinary athletes across Canada to add your voice to help shape a vision for Canadian sport and recreation that truly embraces nonbinary people. All contributions will be recorded, summarized and shared in a final research paper presented to Canadian Women & Sport.
To collect stories and data for this work we will be hosting a limited number of focus groups, if you are interested in attending a focus group fill in this survey!
We will use the results from this short survey to ensure a diversity of life experiences and determine who will be considered for participation in focus groups. Folks who participate in a 1-2 hour focus group will receive an honouraria of $100 for their time.
We know focus groups aren't for everyone, and so we created a short online survey that you can fill out to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Unfortunately, we aren't able to provide an honouraria for folks who do the survey (we're sorry and we wish that we could). If you'd like to take this option then just send us an email and let us know. PlayBeyondTheBinary@gmail.com
A little bit about us: Our team is made up of six queer and trans identified researchers, facilitators and activists who understand the importance of ensuring safe and ethical community engagement at each step of organizational advocacy efforts and programming. We also bring years of experience playing and working within contemporary sports systems and sports inclusion initiatives, including advocating for trans and nonbinary inclusive sport from the grassroots, recreational to high performance levels.
If you have any questions you can reach us at PlayBeyondTheBinary@gmail.com
Thanks so much,
- Beyond the Binary Sport Research Team