Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood, Director of Sport Psychology
We talk a lot about being a leader and the importance of doing that for other people. Imagine if we thought of that as it relates to ourselves. What would it mean if you started to be a leader for you? What do you need to reach your potential? Often, as a leader, we are kind to those we serve. Maybe being a leader to yourself means being kind and patient. Kristin Neff talks to us about the importance of self-compassion. Treat ourselves as we would treat other people, be mindful of what we need right now to get better, remember that other people struggle and realize that having room to get better means that we have not yet realized our potential. Become an expert on what you need and be the leader you need to be your best.
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.