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Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity


CGSL is committed to providing all members and their supporters with an environment where they can enjoy softball, free from any discrimination.

The mission of the Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity (DE&I) Committee is to identify strategies that promote a culture of inclusion, acceptance, and diversity for all CGSL members and supporters — regardless of race, economic background, immigration status, gender identity, and sexual orientation. In particular, people of colour, women, transgender and nonbinary people, people with disabilities, and others who have historically been denied the ability to participate in softball.

The committee will examine all aspects of CGSL to enhance the experience of inclusion of its diverse membership and to further expand upon the league's motto, Pride through Sports.


  • Review the CGSL environment to identify and remedy barriers to diversity, equity*, and inclusivity
  • Plan and implement a strategy for promoting league/player development and growth that is aligned with the tenets of diversity, equity, and inclusivity
  • Create and maintain an intentional safe space for the LGBTQ2S+ community to socialize and participate in softball
  • Recruit and retain members with diverse backgrounds and lived experiences to join CGSL
  • Promote the participation of underrepresented groups in the organization and leadership roles

*Equity recognizes that each person has different circumstances and allocates resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome.