Equality and diversity

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We believe that paddlesport should be for everyone. Find out more about what we're doing as part of our commitment to equality and diversity.

Our Equality Statement

Canoe Wales is committed to supporting everyone to take part in paddlesport and to promote social justice through our work. We believe that our beautiful lakes, rivers, and coastline should be accessible to everyone who wishes to enjoy the outdoors from a canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

Our commitment to equality is therefore fundamental to who we are.

We strive to ensure that people can participate in all our activities to the full extent of their own ambitions and abilities, and we will always respect everyone’s rights and dignity.

We warmly welcome everyone – whether as staff, volunteers, coaches, or members – to participate in paddlesport and we will actively seek to promote diversity at every level of the organisation.

When we say ‘everyone’ we mean all people without regard to their age, sex, gender identity, disability, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity status, religion or belief, race, ethnic origin, socioeconomic status or sexual orientation.


Equality Standard for Sport

Canoe Wales has achieved the Preliminary Level of the Equality Standard for Sport and we are currently working towards the Intermediate Level. Click here for more information about the Equality Standard for Sport.


Logo for insport with white text on a black background
Canoe Wales has achieved insport Ribbon, a standard established by Disability Sport Wales which shows a sports governing body's commitment to disability inclusion. We are currently working towards insport Bronze. Click here for more information about the insport programme.
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