Our Same Game Toolkit helps sport leaders at all levels bring their gender equity vision to life. Participants walk through a systematic process for embedding gender equity into their organizations – from creating a vision, to implementing initiatives, to reflecting and revising, and all the steps in between. Start the toolkit or access the infographic

To access more resources, tools, and learnings, visit our Resource page on our website. 

Upcoming Learning Opportunities:

  • Our Gender Equity LENS e-learning module is always available to help you and your organization access the information and tools you need to act on your commitment to inclusion and make policy and program decisions that better serve women and girls in sport. Access the module now.  
  • In the Keeping Girls in Sport e-learning module, coaches and activity leaders will build their understanding of how to: address common motivators and barriers for girls in sport; navigate the ways girls and boys experience sport environments differently throughout their development stages; foster positive sport environments for girls; and keep girls engaged in sport. Access the module now. 

Organizational Updates:

  • Our 2021 Women in Sport Leadership Snapshot identified that despite the barriers COVID-19 placed on women in the workforce, sport leadership roles held by women either held steady versus the previous year or moved slightly up. Interested to know where the system stands this year? Stay tuned for our 2022 Snapshot coming soon. For more details on the current landscape of women in decision making roles, download the 2021 snapshot.  

Gender Equity Initiatives From Our Friends:

  • Program Manager for BC Wheelchair Basketball Society (BCWBS), Nadine Barbisan, is leading a monthly drop-in Women’s Only Wheelchair (WOW!) program in lower mainland British Columbia this winter. This program focuses on introducing women and girls (aged 15+ years) to the sport of wheelchair basketball in a safe, fun, and welcoming environment. The WOW! Program features team building, skills development, scrimmages, and an opportunity to try something new. The program is offering opportunities for women to participate on January 24th, and each month leading up to a celebration of women and wheelchair basketball on the weekend of April 8-10, 2022. This event is open to all levels of experience. Details in link above. 

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January Newsletter: New year offers opportunity to set organizational vision

Our Same Game Toolkit helps sport leaders at all levels bring their gender equity vision to life. Participants walk through a systematic process for embedding gender equity into their organizations – from creating a vision, to implementing initiatives, to reflecting and revising, and all the steps in between. Start the toolkit or access the infographic.  […]

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December Newsletter: Recapping the 2021 Chapter: Learnings to take into the New Year

Just like that, 2021 is almost at an end.  What a year it has been! Between the 2021 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, the success of Canadian women across multiple sports, and the momentum we continue to see to from sport organizations looking build more inclusive sport in Canada has made this year a busy one! Check out some of the learnings we’ve produced this year.  Have a gender […]

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November Newsletter: Helping Develop More Women Coaches

Coaches are the most visible and influential leaders in sport, but unfortunately, we know that women are under-represented in coaching roles (Canadian Women & Sport, The Rally Report, (2020).   We’ve partnered with the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) to combat this issue by creating the Gender Equity in Coaching Framework and Self-Assessment Tool which helps organizations to identify areas of […]

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Stepping up to get more women into the game: What organizations can do to support women in coaching

Where are all the women coaches? Tokyo 2020 was a summer of triumph for Canadian women athletes. Over 60 percent of the 371 Canadian Olympians and 75 percent of the Canadian medal winners in Tokyo identified as women or gender diverse.1 However, women made up only 16 percent of the 131 Canadian coaches that participated.2 […]

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Canadian Women & Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada Release New Tools for Advancing Gender Equity in Coaching

Toronto, ON (October 25, 2021) – Canadian Women & Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada  are pleased to announce the official launch of the Gender Equity in Coaching Framework and Self-Assessment Tool for sport leaders and organizations from grassroots to National Sport Organizations.   Coaches are the most visible and influential leaders in sport. They shape the day-to-day lived experiences of participants and influence the growth […]

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Canadian Women & Sport Welcomes Newest Additions to its Board of Directors

Canadian Women & Sport has concluded its Board of Directors election and is excited to welcome Lara Rooke, Senior Program Advisor, International Visits and Protocol at the Government of Canada to the board. Rooke brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from 18 years as a public servant across several roles. Her expertise with stakeholder […]

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Call for Sport and Physical Activity Organizations to Deliver Game On Leadership Program

Canadian Women & Sport is looking for 15 sport and physical activity organizations from across Canada to deliver Game On, a program designed to foster leadership skills and increase participants’ motivation to be physically active by supporting coaches to create safer, more inclusive, and more engaging sport and physical activity experiences for girls.   Prior to COVID- 19, as many as 62% of Canadian girls were not participating in any kind of sport and physical activity across adolescence (Canadian Women & Sport, The Rally Report, (2020)). Now, 1 in 4 Canadian girls who were previously physically […]

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October Newsletter: NEW Opportunities Available to Bring Your Gender Equity Vision to Life

Canadian Women & Sport has a jam-packed month of opportunities available to sport and physical activity organizations!  The most notable? Our 2022 WISE Fund Grant opens TODAY! A lack of funding dedicated to creating equitable opportunities for women and girls to participate and lead in the sport system is a barrier to achieving gender equity in Canada. […]

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Job Posting: Program Manager (Parental Leave Contract)

POSITION SUMMARY Canadian Women & Sport is seeking a Program Manager for the duration of 20 months (December 2021 – July 2023) with the possibility of extension, to backfill a parental leave. This dynamic, high-impact position reports directly to the Director of Programs and works closely with staff, contractors, committees, and other external stakeholders. The […]

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Canadian Women & Sport Announces Selected Same Game Challenge Organizations

Canadian Women & Sport is pleased to recognize the sport and recreation organizations across Canada that have been selected to join the Same Game Challenge. It is exciting to see the influx of applications for this year’s program and we applaud the efforts of the other 43 organizations who were motivated to take on this […]

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