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 in between.  The online module will save your progress as you go, so you can come back to it and check in. 

Once you’ve completed the Same Game toolkit, you’ll be able to:

  • develop effective solutions to engage more women and girls in your sport over the long term;
  • collect and analyze data about your progress to help you make strategic decisions;
  • get buy in from key stakeholders like your board, staff, coaches, and volunteers, who are instrumental in helping move gender equity projects forward; and,
  • communicate your goals and assess your performance, so you can adapt and adjust as necessary.

Please fill out the form at the bottom of this page to access the Toolkit. When you complete the form, the Toolkit will open in another window. Please bookmark this page for future access.

Who should use Same Game and why?

Same Game is for sport and physical activity organizations at all levels, with a specific focus on local clubs. This toolkit is for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of how to engage women and girls in their sport, and to find opportunities to improve your organization and your programming for everyone involved. This process should become part of how your organization makes decisions and evaluates your programming.

Not sold yet? Learn more about the benefits of gender equity.

How was Same Game developed?

Same Game was developed by Canadian Women & Sport with support from Women and Gender Equality Canada. We developed Same Game and piloted the process with 17 local soccer and basketball clubs in Ontario, with the support of a research team from Brock University’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences led by Shannon Kerwin.  

What are some tips on how to get the most out of the toolkit?

  • One person can lead the Same Game process, but the toolkit is best used in collaboration with multiple people from the same organization.
  • The toolkit could take a few months to a year to work through – patience is key!
  • Walk through the steps one at a time, gathering information, completing worksheets and other activities, and reviewing materials as you go.
  • Make sure you save all downloaded templates and worksheets to your computer so you can review and revise them as needed.

What do I do if I get stuck?

If you are struggling to complete a step, we can help. Reach out to info@womenandsport.ca and we’ll get you in touch with one of our staff. We can offer guidance and support, or more extensive consultation.

Acknowledgements

The Same Game project was funded by a grant from Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) Canada.

Same Game would not be possible without our partners:

  • Ontario Soccer Association
  • Ontario Basketball Association
  • Brock University’s Faculty of Applied Health Sciences (Sport Management)

Before you proceed, we would appreciate your contact information to let us know who is using the toolkit. We will only contact you for evaluation purposes if you consent below.

  • Fill in the form to view the Tool!