BRI Football Club Equal Opportunity
The aim of this policy is to ensure that everyone is treated fairly and with respect and that BRI FC is equally accessible to all.
BRI FC strives to inspire players of all abilities, ages and backgrounds to enjoy, learn, develop, be active, and achieve their own personal success through soccer by trying their best, building self-confidence and pursuing personal excellence.
BRI FC is responsible for setting standards and values to apply throughout the Academy at every level. Soccer belongs to and should be enjoyed by, anyone who wants to participate in it. Our commitment is to confront and eliminate discrimination whether by reason of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability and to encourage equal opportunities. This policy is fully supported by the Head Coach and Academy Manager who are responsible for the implementation of this policy.
BRI FC, in all its activities will not discriminate, or in any way treat anyone less favourably, on grounds of gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, religion or belief, ability or disability. It means that BRI FC will ensure that it treats people fairly and with respect and that it will provide access and opportunities for all members of the community to take part in, and enjoy, its activities.
BRI FC will not tolerate harassment, bullying, abuse or victimization of an individual, which for the purposes of this policy and the actions and sanction applicable is regarded as discrimination. This includes sexual or racially based harassment or other discriminatory behaviour, whether physical or verbal.
BRI FC is committed to a policy of equal treatment of all members and requires all members to abide and adhere to these policies and the requirements of the Declaration of Expectations for Fairness in Sport (the London Declaration) 2001, Canadian Human Rights Act 1985 and Employment Equity Act 1995 as well as any amendments to these acts and any new legislation.
TO THIS END BRI FC WILL:
Provide support, to ensure safe, diverse and high quality recreational opportunities that promote full and equal participation of all participants. Inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, colour, religion, socioeconomic status, geographic location, location, physical ability, sexual orientation, etc.
Ensure people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities are a key consideration when developing, updating, and delivering programs and policies.
Ensure that “Equal Opportunity Standards” are a key consideration when developing, updating, and delivering programs and policies. Ensuring the process of allocating resources, programs and decision making is made fairly to both females and males.
Provide City of Brampton residents living with a low income the equal opportunity to participate in BRI FC soccer programs and enjoy the many benefits that soccer offers. To help make this possible, BRI FC offers financial assistance to qualified players. Scholarship is awarded to qualified players upon review of financial information by the Academy Manager.
Include persons with a disability/special need who to the best of their abilities participate in recreation programs. In cooperation with staff, parents and agencies support should be available when necessary and where possible to facilitate the participation of persons with a disability/special need, in our programs.