90 Sport Organizations in Ontario are Ready to Make Their Next Play for Gender Equity

We know that girls and gender-diverse people face many barriers to fully participating in sport. We also know we can do something about it.  

We’re proud to share the news of 90 sport organizations stepping up for gender equity in Ontario as part of The Next Play grant program.  

“It’s inspiring to see so many sport organizations across Ontario committing to engage more girls in sport. Through The Next Play, these organizations will work to break down barriers and help ensure equitable access to the benefits of physical activity. We’re excited to witness the impact of their efforts and look forward to seeing how they create positive change for girls in sport.”   

Allison Sandmeyer-Graves, CEO of Canadian Women & Sport 

Made possible by funding from the Ontario Government, The Next Play aims to empower Ontario sport leaders with the skills they need to engage more girls in sport and active recreation.  

“Physical activity and recreation improve our quality of life and contribute to good mental health and well-being. The Ontario government is proud to support Canadian Women and Sport and The Next Play program, and we encourage all Ontarians to get out and play.” 

 Neil Lumsden, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport 

These sport organizations are committed to making real change for girls in sport. The goal? Help ensure all girls have access to the power and benefits of sport. 

Congratulations to the 90 organizations who are ready to make their Next Play for gender equity in sport:

The Next Play empowers sport leaders across Ontario to address barriers and expand opportunities for girls and gender-diverse participants. This project has been made possible by Government of Ontario.