Diverse volunteers crucial to making sure racialized, newcomer kids participate: Umoja Community Mosaic

UCM’s invitation to contribute, not just participate, creates ripple effects through Calgary communities

Why It Matters

Access to sports has long been a way to help youngsters live better lives. However, a diverse volunteer base is needed to get more children and teens from racialized and newcomer communities to participate.

Diverse, representative volunteers are among the most valuable players in youth sport’s power to build inclusive communities and change lives, says the executive director of one of Calgary’s largest youth sports organizations. “Our organization cannot exist without volunteers,” said Calgary’s Umoja Community Mosaic (UCM) Executive Director Jean Claude Munyezamu.

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