Practical, do-it-yourself guidelines for organizations or individuals in sport looking to advance gender equity in their work.

Using Gender Equity as a Tool to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Sport

What is gender-based violence?  Gender-Based Violence (GBV) is “Violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity, gender expression or perceived gender” and can include sexual abuse, physical abuse, emotional abused, neglect, discrimination or harassment.  Canadian Women & Sport has partnered with E-Alliance to understand the relationship between gender equity and Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in sport. Although research has not investigated […]

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Maximizing the Impact of Gender Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Training

The Gender Equity LENS is an e-Learning module designed to help sport leaders apply a gender lens in their day-to-day decisions. Trainings like these are a vital first step to affecting change. But like many of us, your learning may come to an end when the training ends. Instead, EAT your learning:  Extend, Apply, and […]

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Same Game: A Step-By-Step Toolkit to Bring Your Gender Equity Vision to Life

What is Same Game? Same Game is a step by step online toolkit to help you bring your gender equity vision to life. You’ll walk through a systematic process for embedding gender equity into your organization – from creating your vision, to implementing initiatives, to reflecting and revising what you’ve done, and all the steps […]

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What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a concept that can help policy makers and sport programmers understand how different types of discrimination – like racism, homophobia, and ableism – combine to prevent some women and girls from participating in sport.  Intersectionality is important in advancing gender equity in sport because one solution may not work for ALL women and girls.  If […]

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What is unconscious bias?

Our brains group people based on things we know or assume about them, like age, gender, skin colour, income, ability or education. Our brains use these groupings to make judgements without us even knowing it. This is called unconscious bias. Unconscious bias is not right.  It’s not wrong.  It just is!  But, if we don’t intentionally identify our unconscious bias, […]

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What is Gender Equity?

We strongly believe that gender equity builds better sport!  It helps support participation in all areas, leading to more compelling offerings, a larger pool of participants, and a stronger organization. As we look to advance gender equity in sport, we first need to understand what exactly that means.  While it may seem like a typo, […]

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Gender Equity Policy Template

Having a gender equity policy shows a commitment to gender equity. Currently, few organizations have such a policy. Of those that do, the policies are limited in terms of information on specific actions, complaint procedures, and appeal processes. The gender equity policy template and implementation guide provided will help you develop a customized gender equity […]

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How to Apply A Gender LENS to Decision Making

When you make decisions using a gender lens, you help to create the conditions for inclusion of girls and women. And greater inclusion makes sport better for ALL involved. Put simply, using a gender lens means accounting for the different ways that different genders might experience the results of your decision. Backed by relevant evidence, […]

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Gender Equity Committee Terms of Reference

A Gender Equity Committee can support effective decision making and targeted initiatives within your organization to advance gender equity and inclusion. Use this template to guide the development of your organization’s Gender Equity Committee Terms of Reference. This tool was developed thanks to funding from the Government of Ontario.

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Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool for Sport Clubs and P/TSOs

This self–assessment tool is designed for use by community sport clubs and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations to assess whether their programs, services and facilities meet an acceptable standard of gender equity. Results will help organizations actively engage women and girls as participants and leaders. The tool integrates concepts from Canadian Sport for Life and Long-term Development […]

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