The Same Game Challenge: Quebec & Canada-Wide Sport Organizations Commit to Strengthening Gender Equity

Canadian Women & Sport in partnership with Égale Action and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities (Jumpstart) are proud to announce the 58 sport and recreation organizations participating in the fifth cohort of the Same Game Challenge.  

This cohort features 41 Quebec-based sport organizations that will complete the program entirely in French with an additional 17 English-speaking sport organizations from across Canada. 

Through the Same Game Challenge, sport leaders will build competencies and develop the skills they need to close gender equity gaps as well as create positive and sustainable change in sport.   

The Same Game Challenge will provide 40 Quebec sports organizations with a new and comprehensive approach to the issues surrounding the girls and women’s participation and involvement in sport. Thanks to the concerted and collaborative process surrounding this initiative, deployed in Quebec in partnership with Canadian Women & Sport, we’re confident that it will contribute directly to creating higher-quality, more accessible sport environments that are better adapted to the needs of each individual. At Égale Action, we deeply believe that equity has the power to positively transform sport for all, and the Same Game Challenge will undoubtedly enable us to take steps in this direction.

Marie-Claude Gauthier-Fredette, Program Advisor, Égale Action

Participating French organizations in this cohort include:  

Participating English organizations in this cohort include:  

With the support from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities, Canadian Women & Sport is teaming up with Egale Action to deliver the Same Game Challenge in the province of Quebec. From previous participants from the other four cohorts, 92% 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; and we’re looking forward to replicating this success with Quebec sport organizations. Together, we will continue to build more equitable sport in all provinces and territories in Canada.

Stephanie Talsma, Director of Programs, Canadian Women & Sport

At Jumpstart, we understand girls and young women face unique barriers to participating in sport. We remain committed in our efforts to remove these barriers and applaud the work being done through the Same Game Challenge. We look forward to continuing our work with Canadian Women & Sport and in advancing our shared ambition to tackle gender inequity to help Canadian sport become more inclusive.

Marco Di Buono, President, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities

The Same Game challenge provides sport leaders with learning opportunities, mentorship, action planning and collaboration through a range of tools, including:  

  • A $1,000 honorarium to support your 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 across Canada.   

Canadian Women & Sport and Jumpstart have partnered to deliver five cohorts of the Same Game Challenge reaching a total of 240 sport, physical activity, and recreation organizations across Canada.   

Interested in learning more? Sign up here!  

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

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