December Newsletter: Our Favourite Moments for Girls, Women and Gender-Diverse People in Sport in 2022

A Look Back at 2022

From safe sport and gender equity, to professional women’s sport announcements and COVID-19 recovery, 2022 was a huge year for girls, women and gender-diverse people in sport. The lows have been low, but the highs have been exceptionally high. While we still have a long way to go, more and more people are doing the hard work to make sport a safe, equitable place for everyone.

As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of our favourite moments from Canadian girls, women and gender-diverse people in sport in 2022. The good news is that there were so many exceptional moments worth celebrating that we can’t possibly list them all.

What’s your 2022 highlight? Let us know on Twitter @womenandsportca

Some of Our Favourite Moments for Girls, Women and Gender-Diverse People in Sport in 2022

Canadian Women & Sport 2022 Highlights

  • We celebrated 15 years of the Women & Leadership program.
  • We were named as a Community Sport for All Initiative recipient and launched the Spotlight Grant bringing $1.7M to community sport and physical activity organizations who are working to remove barriers and expand opportunities for girls, women, and gender-diverse participants.
  • Our CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves spoke at the Committee on the Status of Women on the importance of safe sport.
  • We launched the Commercial Women’s Sport Initiative, with Premier National Partner Canadian Tire Corporation.
  • Alongside the Canadian Sport Institute Atlantic, we hosted the Nova Scotia Roadshow.
  • In partnership with Jumpstart Charities, we released the 2022 Rally Report.

Canadian Women & Sport 2022 Highlights

What’s your 2022 highlight? Let us know on Twitter @womenandsportca

Read the 2022 Rally Report

The Rally Report details how 4,500 Canadian girls and women, and over 350 women sport leaders, experience sport in 2022. The message couldn’t be clearer: our current sport system is failing to provide girls and women with access to safe, quality sport as participants and as leaders.

Learn more and download the Rally Report here.

News From the Community

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Seeks Sport Management Instructor

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has recently announced the launch of a new sport management specialty in its Business Diploma program and is currently recruiting a Sport Management Instructor. You can find the job posting online at For more information about the new sport management specialty, see the media release on the Saskatchewan Polytechnic website.

Muslimah Athletic Club Seeks Ice Time and Coaches

Muslimah Athletic Club is a community organization that supports BIPOC, Muslim women and girls in sports. They are currently looking for accessible ice time for their hockey development program in the Don Valley east region, as well as coaches for their hockey league. To learn more please contact

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Thanks for reading!