Supporting Newcomer Women and Girls
Supporting Newcomer Girls and Women Through Sport

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Learn about strategies community, provincial, and national service providers in Canada have used to better understand the needs of newcomer girls and women and increase their engagement in healthy living, physical activity and sport programs. 

Quality engagement in physical activity can further the integration of newcomer women and girls into their communities and positively impact their overall quality of life.

With funding from Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada, Canadian Women & Sport supported 20 organizations over the past two years to engage newcomer women and girls. This webinar will review their challenges and successes, and discuss tangible tips and guidelines that sport and community organizations can use in designing their own programming.


Shelley Callaghan, M.A., BSc and President of the Ontario Ball Hockey Federation, Canadian Women & Sport Program Manager

Nancy Clement, Community Engagement Manager, PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada

Kathy Brook, Teacher, Huron Heights Secondary School

Jason Jones, Community Programmer, Corporation of the District of Saanich