Coaching Association of Canada

Natalie Abele

  • viaSport BC

Natalie is a University of British Columbia graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and a minor in Geography. She is incredibly passionate about sport, and about inclusion specifically. In addition to her work at viaSport on the sport development team, she is a Research Assistant at UBC. She has also served as the Sport + Rec Editor of the campus newspaper. Most recently, she worked as an Account Manager for Tribe Solutions Inc., the official merchandise partner of the International Triathlon Union and World Triathlon Series.

Inclusion viaSport: Diversifying the Sport Experience
Breakout 3A

As a sector, we are aware of the need to increase participation of under-represented groups and create a sport system in Canada that better reflects the diversity of our population. In doing so, we must also understand how to ensure experiences are safe, inclusive, and meaningful. This presentation will share different approaches and insights gained through various viaSport projects related to engaging targeted populations.