Local Champion: Garrett Williamson
As a Guard for the London Lighting basketball team, Garrett Williamson is a leader both on and off the court. He believes in the power of mentors, setting a positive example for his teammates and fans, and putting effort into supporting people who are being bullied or mistreated.
Take The Pledge
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"Bullying is a major problem for Canadian children and one we cannot afford to ignore. If we change the way we view relationships, we can stop bullying for good. We all have the power to keep kids safe. Bullying should never be a part of anyone’s childhood."
One Team: Creating a Safe School and Sport Environment
The Olympic Rings stand for so much more in the world than just for sport; they are transcendent, they have the ability and the power to change society and culture. The COC believes in equality for all, and that athletes should be judged by their performance on the field of play and their character as people, not for who they love or how they identify. By creating change in sport, we can create change across all segments of society.
You Can Play Project
Gay athletes. Straight allies. Teaming up for respect.
Locker rooms should be safe and sports venues should be free from homophobia. Athletes should be judged on talent, heart and work ethic, not sexual orientation. You Can Play salutes the billions of fans joining to watch the biggest sport in the world – all believing that they will win. And, You Can Play salutes the heart, talent and skill of every athlete on the pitch – regardless of religion, race, country, sexual orientation or gender identity.