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

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 E-Module

Whether we realize it or not, each of us looks at the world differently, through different lenses which shape our perceptions, attitudes, and actions. With this new e-module from Canadian Women & Sport, you’ll learn how to bring a gender lens to sport and reflect on how your decisions can impact people differently. More importantly, […]

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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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Tools

Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool for Sport Clubs and P/TSOs

This self–assessment tool is designed for use by community sport clubs and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations 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 from Canadian Sport for Life and Long-term Development […]

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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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Publications

Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches

Although there has been progress in making sport more welcoming to those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (transgender), two-spirited, queer or questioning (LGBTQ2S), much more work needs to be done. Coaches play a critical role in creating a sport environment that is safe and respectful for all, regardless of a participant’s ethnicity, religion, sexual […]

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Workshops and Presentations

Long Term Development Considerations to Actively Engage Women and Girls

The Canadian Sport for Life movement and use of long-term development (LTD) pathways are improving the delivery of sport and physical activity in Canada. However, many bumps, roadblocks, and dead ends exist along the LTD pathway for girls and young women. Discussion will focus on several key issues central to supporting girls and young women […]

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Publications

Making the Case: Physical Activity and Women 55-70

The evidence is very clear. Canada’s baby boomers are aging, and as they age, every aspect of society must be prepared to provide services, programs and products to meet their needs.  Making the Case: Physical Activity and Women 55–70 looks at one very specific group within our aging population, and the impact that investing in […]

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