Allison Sandmeyer-Graves is the CEO of Canadian Women & Sport—the leading voice and authority on women and sport in Canada. By harnessing leading research, guiding policy and practice, and partnering on solutions, Canadian Women & Sport helps drive better sport through gender equity. Allison brings 15 years of leadership in social impact to the role. She enjoys working closely with leaders across sectors to create a real and lasting impact. Allison believes that our most significant opportunities lie just outside our comfort zone.
The Canadian Sport Centre Manitoba acknowledges that our offices are situated on Treaty 1 Land, the original lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree, Ojibway-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
The Treaties made on these territories are respected by all those who work at CSCM. We acknowledge the harms and mistakes of the past that were made. In a spirit of collaboration and reconciliation, we dedicate ourselves to continually move forward in partnership with Indigenous communities for ongoing education and learning.
We understand that acknowledging this truth, though important, is only a small part in cultivating the strong relationships we strive to build and maintain with Indigenous communities. We continue to work towards this, with particular attention being paid to the sport specific calls to action #87-91 from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
We recognize we are not the first to live on this land, and thank these Nations for allowing us access to their land and water.