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Help Us Tackle Inequality in Paddlesports

The SCA is committed to making paddlesports accessible to all and has already achieved the Intermediate level of the Equality Standard in Sport. In order to remove the barriers that exist in our sport, and to increase participation and inclusion, we first need to understand what those barriers may be. 

As members and regular paddlers, you know first-hand what might have prevented or inhibited you, or someone else you know from enjoying and participating in paddlesport. We are therefore calling on YOU to share your experiences and views with us to help us identify areas where we can assist. Is your club or paddlesport discipline you are involved in already forging ahead and seeking out ways to be more inclusive? We’d also like to hear about examples of good practice already happening within the paddling community and your ideas of how we can overcome both real and perceived barriers. 

Please share your views with us

Please click here to take the survey, which should take no longer than 5 minutes; the deadline for responses is 31st October. 

This survey is anonymous and responses received will be aggregated in order to explore how the SCA can best reduce real and perceived barriers to participation in paddlesport. The aggregated data (which will not identify individuals) may be shared with partner organisations including sportscotland and other organisations that work to encourage underrepresented groups to participate in activities/sport. 

In some cases we would like the opportunity to discuss your views and ideas to help us further understand the barriers that exist, which will make us better equipped to remove them and to understand your ideas. If you are happy for a member of staff to contact you to talk in confidence about your feedback then please provide us with your email address and/or phone number at the end of the survey.

If you would like to discuss any matters relating to the SCA’s work on equality and inclusion then please contact Stuart Smith, Chief Executive: stuart.smith@canoescotland.org, 0131 317 7314.