Oct
22
2020

Working together to support equity in school sports

A full review of Prince Edward Island School Athletic Association (PEISAA) sports will ensure gender equity for student athletes.

“Ensuring equitable opportunities for young women in all levels of sport, and in all areas of life, is important.  I want to recognize the courage and leadership of the student athletes who have brought this matter to light. I have asked my colleague, the Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning Brad Trivers, to review all PEISAA-sanctioned sports to ensure fairness and equal opportunity for all student athletes. This is an opportunity to work together with students, schools and the PEISAA to ensure equal opportunity and the betterment of all students, in all of their diversities.”

- Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, Natalie Jameson

“The PEISAA promotes inclusive policies and the active participation in sport and recreation opportunities for all,” said Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Brad Trivers. “We know that participation in sports can help build important life skills for future success and we want to continue to see our number of student athletes grow. A review of our school sports, in consultation with member schools and student athletes, will ensure policies that welcome and support all athletes.”

Media contact:
Leanne Ritchie
Senior Communications Officer
Environment, Water and Climate Change 
902-314-0134
lpritchie@gov.pe.ca

April Gallant
Senior Communications Officer
Education and Lifelong Learning
902-368-6449
aldgallant@gov.pe.ca

General Inquiries

PEI Interministerial Women's Secretariat
3rd Floor Sullivan Building,
16 Fitzroy Street,
PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-6494

iws@gov.pe.ca