Fall 2023 Programming

We’re wrapping up our recruitment for three (3) program opportunities for the remainder of this year! If you have been wanting to participate in one of our programs, now is your chance!

You can apply now for one of the following programs:

  • Gender Equity Playbook
  • In Her Corner

You also can sign up early for The Same Game Challenge beginning in January 2024. 

Gender Equity Playbook – October Cohort

Canadian Women & Sport is recruiting organizations located in Northwest TerritoriesBritish ColumbiaSaskatchewan, Ontario and Nova Scotia to participate in the Gender Equity Playbook. The program is designed to help sport leaders on their gender equity journey through a collaborative review and assessment of organization policies, programs, and practices.

The program runs from October 16, 2023 to January 19, 2024 and includes:

  • Six (6) hours of virtual consultation & action planning.
  • Four (4) hours of organization-guided preparation work.
  • Organizations will walk away with an Action Tool Kit designed to help them prioritize their work. 
  • A $1,000 honorarium upon completion of the program. 

Organizations who are interested in participating in the October 2023 cohortare encouraged to watch this 20-minute Playbook Introduction Video and then complete an online Application Form where they will build an organization profile and answer a Readiness Questionnaire.

For more information on the Gender Equity Playbook program, please contact Tasia McKenna at tasia.mckenna@womenandsport.ca.

Applications for this cohort will be accepted up to Friday, October 13.

In Her Corner: Girl-Centered Training for Coaches and Sport Leaders

Canadian Women & Sport is partnering with Nike to invite 80 coaches and sport leaders within the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) to join our latest virtual training program. In Her Corner will equip participants with the knowledge and skills to better engage with girls and gender-diverse youth. The goal: keep them in sport! 

This six-week virtual training program runs from November 1 to December 7, 2023.  

Participants will be divided into four (4) groups and each group will be led by two Canadian Women & Sport expert facilitators. Through a combination of presentation, interactive activities and at-home coursework, leaders will learn:  

  • How to apply an intersectional gender equity lens to daily decisions.
  • The benefits of sport participation for girls and gender-diverse youth.   
  • How to understand barriers from an intersectional and ecological perspective.  
  • About the optimal girl-centered experiences.  
  • How to apply key elements of girl-centered design to deliver programs.  

For more information, please contact Christianne Varty at christianne.varty@womenandsport.ca.

Applications will be accepted up to Friday, October 20.

The Same Game Challenge Next Start: January 2024

Canadian Women & Sport is partnering with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities to deliver The Same Game Challenge Cohort 4 that will begin in January 2024.

This program is for sport leaders, who are inspired to reimagine how women, girls and gender-diverse people access their sport but have been frustrated in their ability to make efficient and effective change.

Sport leaders from participating organizations will be provided with a step-by-step process that guides them on how to connect with their members to identify gender inequities. They will also develop skills they need to create sustainable change that closes the gender inequity gaps within their organizations and communities.

Ready to learn more? Check out this video from past participants.

You can apply now for the cohort beginning in January 2024. 

For more information, please contact Leah Ferguson at samegame@womenandsport.ca.