Case Studies

Indigenous girls reconnect to their roots through lacrosse

Storm Selects Lacrosse was awarded a WISE Fund Grant in 2018. The Challenge Storm Selects Lacrosse formed in 2017 with a goal to work with a team of Indigenous female athletes to grow the game of lacrosse in British Columbia and to develop future leaders and role models. After the completion of the North American […]

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Workshops and Presentations

Leading the Way: LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport

This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes, officials, with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization. From understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and two spirit (LGBTQI2S) language and dealing with sensitive issues such as same-sex relationships amongst teammates, to reviewing policies and practices to ensure they […]

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Research & Insights

Position Statement: Trans Inclusion in Sport

We appreciate that conversations about inclusion in sport are often complicated, and many people who advocate for the rights of cisgender women and girls fear that these rights are threatened by inclusion of trans people. We do not share the view that inclusion of transgender women poses a fundamental threat to the advancement of cisgender […]

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Research & Insights

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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Research & Insights

The Pandemic Impact on Girls in Sport

COVID-19 has profoundly impacted society, an impact that we will feel for years to come. Within sport, COVID-19 has resulted in huge revenue losses and deep cuts to programming. Every individual involved in sport, from leaders to athletes to coaches, at all levels of sport, felt these changes. But, the impact of those changes were […]

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Research & Insights

The Rally Report: Encouraging Action to Improve Sport for Women and Girls

The call to play, move, and compete is a rallying cry that excites us, challenges us, and inspires us to come together.  The Rally Report, produced in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and with research completed by IMI International, explores current Canadian trends in sport participation with a specific focus on the target groups of girls ages 6–18.  […]

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Research & Insights

The Sporting Experiences of BIPOC Women & Girls in Canada

Canadian Women & Sport and the E-Alliance have partnered to seek existing evidence to understand the lived experiences of Canadian women and girls that are from BIPOC communities and to identify the best practices for addressing the barriers they face to sport participation.  While more research is needed on the experience of Black, Indigenous and […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: June 9, 2021

The Sporting Experiences of BIPOC Women & Girls in Canada

BIPOC women and girls experience sport in unique ways. Canadian Women & Sport has partnered with E-Alliance to seek existing evidence to understand the lived experiences of Canadian women and girls from Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities’ barriers to sport participation. We know that COVID-19 had a major impact on sport participation […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: August 26, 2020

We Are Sport: Diversity & Leadership

Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports are teaming up to highlight the experiences and voices of BIPOC leaders in the sport sector. Join Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports for a conversation about how movements for equity in sport are changing what visionary leadership looks like. Our panel of experts will share their thoughts and […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: July 29, 2020

We Are Sport: LGBTQI2S Inclusion

Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports are teaming up to highlight the experiences and voices of BIPOC leaders in the sport sector. Join Canadian Women & Sport and She’s4Sports for a conversation with athletes and leaders from the LGBTQI2S sports community on what inclusion and allyship in sport should look like to ensure that there […]

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