Tools

Gender Equity Temperature Check

This self–assessment tool is designed for all sport and physical activity organizations/providers who want to reap the benefits of greater gender equity within their organizations. This tool will help you to complete a quick internal review of your organization’s policies & practices, organizational culture, and commitment and readiness for action. By completing this assessment, you […]

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Tools

How to Apply A Gender LENS to Decision Making

When you make decisions using a gender lens, you help to create the conditions for inclusion of girls and women. And greater inclusion makes sport better for ALL involved. Put simply, using a gender lens means accounting for the different ways that different genders might experience the results of your decision. Backed by relevant evidence, […]

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Case Studies

Judo Canada holds first ever Women’s Summit to fight for gender equity

The Challenge  Judo Canada says one of its biggest challenges “is the insufficient involvement of women in the sport, and a low retention of women as staff in the organization.”   Judo is a male dominated sport at every level from participants, to coaches, to Board Directors, to referees.  Since 2002, only 24 per cent of […]

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Workshops and Presentations

Leading the Way: 2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in Sport

The Need: While progress has been made towards greater 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion in sport, there is still much work to be done.  According to the Out on the Fields study, 81% of Canadian participants witnessed or experienced homophobia, biphobia and transphobia in sport. We all have a role in making sport safe and inclusive for everyone. The […]

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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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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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Case Studies

NWT Soccer builds role models for girls by breaking down barriers for women to become top-level coaches.

The Challenge  The Northwest Territories Soccer Association struggles to get women into coaching and specifically moving up through the ranks from community level coaching into the performance stream.  Lyric Sandhals, who is the executive director, says it is difficult to find coaches in general in the north, but it is particularly a problem for women in […]

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Case Studies

Ontario Basketball showcases women leading the way for young girls

The Challenge  In a male dominated sport like basketball, the senior director of basketball development for Ontario Basketball, Lindsay Walsh, says there are many reasons women drop out of the game.  In the most extreme cases, the environment is sometimes actively exclusionary.  Walsh says as a former athlete and more recently coach and official, she […]

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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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Workshops and Presentations

Retaining Girls in Sport & Physical Activity

The Need: Studies have repeatedly shown that girls and women drop out of sport at a significantly higher rate than boys. As girls enter adolescence, 1 in 3 drop out of sport compared to just 1 in 10 boys.  Beyond adolescence, women 19-31 years old participate in sport at just half the rate of men. […]

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