Powering better sport through gender equity.

Girls and women are underrepresented and underserved in Canadian sport as athletes, leaders, and decision-makers. Our challenge? To harness the power of sport so that girls and women everywhere can benefit, and to build a stronger, more equitable sport system for all Canadians.

Learning Opportunities

Workshops and Presentations

Whether you’re just starting the conversation or taking it to the next level, these sessions offer easy professional development solutions to help women and organizations to meet their goals.

Gender Equity Consulting

For organizations looking for custom gender equity solutions. Contact us to see how we can help you advance your organizational priorities with a focus on gender equity.


Get the run-down on our latest research and programming with expert-led sessions that elaborate on our most popular resources. Previous webinar topics include positive coaching, collecting gender equity data, and engaging newcomer girls and women in your community.


Work your way through our e-learning modules on your own time, learning key concepts and practical tools to help you flex your gender equity muscles and build your resume. 


Expand your network by connecting with like-minded advocates for equity and sport. We host a variety of professional development events each year for sport leaders to come together and leave feeling inspired.


Identify areas of strength and opportunity for your organization with a collaborative assessment of your policies, programs, and services. We’ll use evidence-based gender equity benchmarks to help you decide your next move.

Resource Library

We’re committed to driving change for women and girls and for sport through actionable, evidence-based resources that address gender equity challenges at the ground level. Our resources will help you understand how to prioritize inclusion in your work on a day-to-day basis.

COVID-19 and Gender Equity

Bringing a gender lens to your “return to sport and play” planning will set you up for success, mitigate risks and create opportunities for your entire program or organization. Visit our new web page How to Bring a Gender LENS to Your COVID-19 Response to find all our related resources in one place.

Latest News

Four ways to make women and girls part of your return to sport and play plans

As sport and physical activity leaders shift from managing the COVID-19 shut-down to planning for recovery, it is essential that…

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New research hub to study gender equity in sport in Canada

Evidence-based solutions are needed to close the gender gap in sport. Congratulations to the University of Toronto, Laval University, and…

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Crisis presents an opportunity to rethink gender equity in sport

As sport organizations respond to the COVID-19 crisis, they must not backtrack on steps taken toward gender equity.  As with all sectors,…

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Postponed: Board of Directors Deadline for Expressions of Interest

Update to Election Timeline: Canadian Women & Sport is postponing the Board election from Fall 2020 until early 2021. Our…

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