The Same Game Challenge: Applications Now Open for Sport Organizations 

Canadian Women & Sport, in partnership with Egale Action is inviting sport, physical activity and recreation organizations based in Quebec to apply for the Same Game Challenge presented by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart). This cohort beginning in June will be exclusively delivered in French. 

For interested English sport organizations across Canada, there will also be a smaller cohort running simultaneously. English sport organizations can apply here.

The Same Game Challenge is a free step-by-step process for sport leaders to build competencies, gain access to resources and develop the skills they need to tackle gender equity. Once they have completed their 7-month gender equity journey, these sport leaders will be equipped and empowered to create more inclusive sport environments for girls, women and gender-diverse participants.  

During the program, organizations are supported with: 

  • A $1,000 honorarium to support gender equity activities. 
  • 1:1 coaching and mentorship on how to embed gender equity into organizational strategies, process and programs.   
  • Access to free licenses of the Gender Equity LENS e-learning module for organizational leaders.   
  • Connection with a community of participants made up of diverse leaders and organizations from across Canada.    

“Before Same Game, we tried to launch a women and girls’ program, but we did not get the buy-in we needed to do so. Since going through the program, our organization was quickly able to create buy-in and launch a women and girls’ program without question! I can feel the attitudes of the club are shifting, allowing for amazing areas of growth and learning about what it means to be inclusive.”   

Same Game Participant and Sport Leader   

Since 2022, 186 organizations have completed the Same Game Challenge, 92% of which reported feeling they gained new skills they will use in their work to create better, safer sport for girls, women and gender-diverse participants in sport.  

Applications are open until June 16, 2024.

The Same Game Challenge is made possible thanks to funding support from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities.

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