In alignment with Golf Ontario’s Strategic Plan, we are committed to intentionally developing and implementing initiatives to bring awareness and programming of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to our sport. The commitment to our EDI strategy is at the forefront of our ability to achieve our vision. We embrace the important role we play as one of the largest Amateur Golf Associations in the world in inspiring our sport and achieving our vision of Golf For All.  

Golf Ontario is committed to creating a safe, diverse and inclusive culture within our association and throughout golf in Ontario.

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EDI Workgroup

Golf Ontario has formed an Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Workgroup, including valued and experienced members of our Board of Directors, as well, as members of the Golf Ontario Leadership Team. The EDI Workgroup works in collaboration with Golf Ontario’s Leadership Team, to guide the organization’s efforts in creating an inclusive and diverse sport environment. The EDI Workgroup meets on a quarterly basis to collaborate on strategy, review policies, including the Golf Ontario policy for EDI, develop education and training programs for colleagues, volunteers and board members, and advise on the integration of our EDI strategy.

EDI Workgroup Members

Message From the CEO

We acknowledge that there’s still a lot of work ahead to ensure that golf becomes a truly inclusive sport in the years to come. Our Strategic Plan for 2023–2026 emphasizes a commitment to our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) action plan as an important principle guiding all our efforts to realize our vision of Golf For All. Recognizing that change is a gradual process, we take pride in the strides made by the Golf Ontario Team in fostering a more inclusive culture within Ontario’s golfing community. Looking ahead, we remain dedicated to the belief that increased awareness provides us with an opportunity to grow the game we all love and build a more inclusive and diverse golfing community in Ontario.” Kyle McFarlane, CEO of Golf Ontario.

Land Acknowledgement

Golf Ontario gratefully and respectfully acknowledges that our workplaces exist on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Policy

Golf Ontario is fully committed to fostering a safe sport environment.

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EDI Resources

Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport

Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion

Ministry of Tourism, Culture & Sport

Golf Canada Member Club Resources