Case Studies

“Dwelling in the tensions:” Research in the intersections of second-generation teen girls’ sport experiences

In 2019/2020, Canadian Women & Sport partnered with graduate student Amina Haggar to explore the experiences of second-generation African Canadian teen girls in a community sport program in Ottawa, Ontario. Haggar, an MA Candidate under the supervision of Dr. Audrey Giles at the University of Ottawa, conducted interviews with eleven sport coordinators and coaches involved […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: October 31, 2018

Directing Change: Towards Gender Equitable Sport Boards

Presented by Dina Bell-Laroche, Directing Change: Towards Gender Equitable Boards will include feature content from our new resource for sport organizations. This organization-focused webinar will leave participants with an understanding of how to create an inclusive board culture, the value of adding women to your board, and strategies to recruit more women. Dina Bell-Laroche is also the author of […]

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Tools

Female Coach Mentorship Model

Mentorship is a key strategy used across sectors to support women in overcoming barriers and achieving their career goals. Together with the Coaching Association of Canada, Canadian Women & Sport offers the Female Coach Mentorship Model to encourage and support female coaches within Canadian sport. This pragmatic, turnkey tool provides a step-by-step approach for the […]

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Case Studies

Forward Together: Sport Leaders Share Their Gender Equity Journeys

Sport organizations face complicated challenges in trying to make their sports more inclusive to women and girls. For the last year, Canadian Women & Sport has been supporting sport organizations to understand their own gender equity opportunities and develop action plans through our Gender Equity Playbook program. In February of 2021, Canadian Women & Sport […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: February 10, 2021

Forward Together: Sport Leaders Share Their Gender Equity Journeys

Join us for a conversation with sport leaders who have taken part in our Gender Equity Playbook Program as they share key factors that helped them create change. Sport organizations face complicated challenges in trying to make their sports more inclusive to women and girls. If you’re a sport organization struggling to create change, you’re […]

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Tools

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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Case Studies

Gender Equity is Good Governance – Lessons from the Sport Sector

The gender makeup of sport, and sport leadership, is changing. In 2018, the Government of Canada made it clear that gender equity is a priority for all levels of sport, setting a target to achieve gender equality by 2035. In February, as part of the Red Deer Declaration, the federal, provincial and territorial Ministers responsible […]

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E-Learning

Gender Equity LENS

Our new Gender Equity LENS e-learning module gives you the information and tools you need to act on your commitment to gender equity, helping you make policy and program decisions to better serve women and girls in your sport. You’ll learn how to bring a gender lens to your decision-making and create the conditions to […]

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Tools

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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Tools

Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool for Community Sport Providers

This self–assessment tool is designed for use by community sport and physical activity providers (municipal recreation  departments, boys and girls clubs, Ys, etc.) 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 […]

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