Gabriela (Gaby) Estrada is from Scarborough (Toronto), ON and the proud daughter of immigrant parents from Guatemala. Gaby is incredibly passionate – a strong advocate for girls and women in sport, physical activity and recreation. She strongly believes in taking an intersectional approach to programs and policies impacting girls’ and women’s participation, ensuring proper representation of marginalized communities.
Gaby has over ten years of experience in the sports sector, having worked with non-profit organizations, grassroots, post-secondary institutions and social enterprises focused on physical activity. Gaby is currently the Program Manager for Fast and Female, overseeing all development and delivery of programs and events across Canada, alongside Fast and Female’s research and evaluation arm, and all anti-racism and inclusion initiatives. Gaby is currently pursuing her MSc. at the University of Toronto under the Department of Kinesiology. Her research focuses on racialized women’s experiences in movement in Scarborough. Gaby is also a women’s soccer coach and runs a grassroots sport and physical activity program for girls and women in East Scarborough and Durham.
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.