Section No. 3.00: MEMBERSHIP

Policy No. 3.08: Equity and Access

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Approval Date: June 2020



CZWKA will ensure that equity is a key consideration when developing, updating or delivering programs, policies and projects to ensure equal access for all members.


CZWKA will not discriminate against any member based on characteristics such as socioeconomic status, race, color, ancestry, place of origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, physical disability or mental disability.

The Board of Directors is committed to ensure that CZWKA clubs promote environments where all are treated with fairness and justice. The interpretation of equity is not necessarily that all persons will be treated exactly the same. People may need to be treated differently to be treated fairly.

Gender Equity

CZWKA will ensure equal opportunities for and participation by females at all levels of leadership. Equality implies that females at all levels of the karate system should have an equal opportunity to participate, compete, coach, officiate, administer, organize, lead and instruct karate.

CZWKA will develop and provide a comprehensive coordinated system of programs to improve the quality and quantity of participation opportunities for females by advocating for changes in the provincial and national competition structure to create equitable programs of events in karate competitions.

CZWKA will increase the exposure, and build awareness, of females in all aspects of karate within the karate community. Females of all ages will be represented as intelligent, responsible, decision-makers, capable, independent, equal, creative and aspiring.

Responsibility of: All Members

Monitored by: Board of Directors