What percentage of girls drop out of sport, and why? How many sport boards in Canada have more than 30% women? You can find those answers and more in our collection of research and analysis – your key to understanding the Canadian sport landscape from the perspectives of women and girls.

Best practices for organizations

Women in Sport Leadership Snapshots

Research indicates that diverse boards more innovative, more accountable, and manage risk more effectively. Working towards gender balance in sport leadership has the potential to help mitigate critical risks sport organizations face today, whether in terms of safe sport, financial sustainability, or effective governance. In order to achieve this gender balance, data is required to track progress […]

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Coaching and designing for girls

Women in Sport: Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation

Canadian Women & Sport understands the need for research that drives us forward. We partnered with Canada’s dairy farmers for the Fuelling Women Champions initiative and published “Women in Sport – Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation” in March 2016.  Women in Sport: Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation is one of the most extensive and important resources for […]

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Allyship and advocacy

Position Statement: Trans Inclusion in Sport

Canadian Women & Sport is dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders. Since more and more Canadian children, youth and adults are choosing to live their lives in the gender that is more congruent to their sense of self, rather […]

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Allyship and advocacy

Seeing the Invisible, Speaking About the Unspoken: A Position Paper on Homophobia in Sport

In recent years, Canadian sport leaders have pursued a number of national policy initiatives and programs to promote safety, fun, fair play and ethical conduct within the Canadian sport system.  In most cases, the experience of sport is overwhelmingly positive for participants — but in rare cases, the sport experience is not safe and welcoming. […]

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