Sport is a powerful tool for social change. We believe that by empowering women and girls within and through sport, we can transform our sport system and our society for the better. We are committed to demonstrating our impact as we continue to drive this mission forward.
Helping to Make Sport More Inclusive: 2021-2022
As we reflect on the completion of the first year of our Strategic Plan (2021-2024), we’re enthusiastic to see the relationships we are building across the Canadian sports sector. Our impact on those at the national level continues to be strong, and we’ve worked diligently to foster new relationships through all levels of sport.
To create more safe, welcoming, and supportive environments for all women and girls, we must build knowledge, changes attitudes, and develop competency among key groups: Sports leaders, government, media, sports organizations, and funders.
In this report, we dig into the impact our programs and advocacy have had on the system and how our work can help organizations and leaders at all levels within the system reach their gender equity goals.
Supporting Sport to Build Back Better for Women & Girls – 2020-2021
2020 was a year that none of us could have expected. We acknowledge the profound impact COVID-19 had on sport and society, an impact that will be felt for years to come. We know that COVID-19 impacted women and girls disproportionately, which may threaten gender equity advancements achieved in recent years.
2020 was also a year that challenged the status quo. Social justice movements calling for the protections and equality of Black, Asian and Indigenous lives were reflected within the sporting community, challenging us to further educate, reflect, and evaluate what equity truly means.
In this report, we focus on the work we’ve been doing through COVID-19 and how we’re continuing our mission to create a gender equitable sport system to support women and girls and all their intersecting identities.
Building the Future of Sport, Together – 2019-2020
2020 has been challenging and illuminating. The COVID-19 pandemic represents catastrophic loss, but particularly for women, racialized people, and low-income communities. Black Lives Matter protests across the world are calling attention to systemic anti-black racism in policing and beyond. We must remain humble and diligent in our pursuit of equity and commit to carrying forward the energy from this moment.
With the support of our partners, we’re continuing to inspire innovative work and build a better sport system for everyone. Our collective journey towards gender equity requires exceptional teamwork, dedication, and vision – and we’re not there yet. There’s a place for everyone in designing the future of sport.