Owner: Governance & Policy Committee
Originally Board Approved: February 26, 2018
Last Revised: N/A
Last Reviewed: N/A
The Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports is committed to developing and maintaining representation of all genders in sport, no matter their classification. This policy shall consider the rights and representation of all people with respect to MODS' programming and administration, be they female, male, transgender, non-binary or not wishing to disclose. This document identifies specific areas of MODS' operation in which particular attention will be paid to matters of gender equity, but the organization's commitment to gender equity extends throughout its operation and is not limited to what appears below.
For the purpose of this document, 'women'/'woman'/'female' refers to all females and individuals identifying as female; 'male'/'man'/'men' refers to all males and individuals identifying as male.
2.1 REGISTRATION & PROGRAMMING
All Manitoba Organization of Disc Sports registration forms are to include the following gender descriptions:
If any of 'non-binary', 'transgender' or 'preferring not to disclose' are selected, the registrant will subsequently select what gender they prefer to match up against during mixed ultimate play. For more information on gender identification, please see our Inclusion Policy.
2.2 TEAM MANITOBA
MODS recognizes that building an inclusive culture begins with our youth. To this end, the organization is committed to developing and maintaining a positive culture in the Team Manitoba program, so that youth and future leaders are oriented toward inclusion from the early stages of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD). In particular, MODS will:
2.3 BOARD COMPOSITION
The MODS board is comprised of 9 directors (President, Treasurer, Secretary plus six members at large). The 9 directors are to include no fewer than 4 individuals identifying of each gender. Vacancies are to be filled in strict accordance with this requirement, ensuring a 5/4 gender split when the board is fully staffed. In the event of a vacancy with no suitable candidate of the required gender being found, the spot will be held vacant until one is found.
2.4 ULTIMATE CANADA CONFERENCE
This conference represents the largest annual gathering of bright and committed administrators in the national ultimate community.
MODS is committed to an ongoing review of gender representation among full- and part-time employees, volunteers and committees/working groups, with hiring decisions to be informed by the ideal of equal representation.
2.6 ANNUAL PROGRAMMING REVIEW
MODS is committed to annual review of its programming in view of gender-equity ideals, in recognition of the fact that status quo is often more a function of history than of intent.