Our 2022-2023 Impact
As the leading voice and authority on gender equity and inclusion in sport, Canadian Women & Sport drives change at a systems level so everyone can access the benefits of sport.
In our work, we collaborate with sport leaders and sport organizations to create sustainable systems change that keeps more girls and women in sport at all levels – from playgrounds to podiums to professional – as participants and as leaders.
In 2022-23 we worked with:
sport, physical activity and recreational organizations across Canada, collectively supporting hundreds of thousands of diverse women and girls.
sport leaders from community, provincial, and national sport organizations from 10 provinces and 3 territories.
Through our gender equity programs and initiatives…
We empower sport leaders and organizations with information and tools that help shift mindsets, build knowledge and drive meaningful change.
94% of sport leaders and 90% of sport organizations reported increased gender equity knowledge, motivation, and skill following engagement.
94% of sport leaders and 83% of sport organizations reported an increased personal and organizational commitment to gender equity six months after engagement.
We help create environments that are ready for change.
We delivered 125+ hours of coaching directly to sport leaders.
We facilitated Community of Practice sessions for 140 sport leaders.
We distributed $1.8 million to sport organizations through grants and programs. Over 95% went to organizations led by or serving girls from equity-deserving communities.
We drive important conversations forward and influence the sport landscape in Canada.
We released Rally Report 2022 to foster better understanding of girls’ experience in sport post-COVID 19 and help build better, safer sport for all.
We helped secure an additional $25.3M investment by the federal government for gender equity in sport and renewed government commitments to gender equity action.
To bring this work to life:
We launched a network of 25 diverse facilitators and consultants to deliver programs across Canada and bring their unique lived and professional experiences to this work.
We engaged 60 people on committees to help guide our work, including an Anti-Racism & Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, an Impact Research Committee and a Commercial Women’s Sport Advisory Group.
We partner with visionary leaders in business, government, academia and sport who are committed to taking bold actions that drive gender equity in sport forward.
In 2022-2023 we were supported in this work by:
There’s still so much work to be done to build better sport for all.
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