Tools

Same Game: A Step-By-Step Toolkit to Bring Your Gender Equity Vision to Life

What is Same Game? Same Game is a step by step online toolkit to help you bring your gender equity vision to life. You’ll walk through a systematic process for embedding gender equity into your organization – from creating your vision, to implementing initiatives, to reflecting and revising what you’ve done, and all the steps […]

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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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Case Studies

Squash BC turns to female ambassadors to get more women onto the court

The Challenge Squash BC was one of the first Canadian organizations to host a Women’s Squash Week trying to encourage more girls and women to try out the sport. They developed a tool kit for the club professionals, who are predominantly men, to help them increase their numbers.  But after two years, the week wasn’t […]

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Supporting Newcomer Women and Girls

Webinars Originally Presented: March 26, 2020

Supporting Newcomer Girls and Women Through Sport

Learn about strategies community, provincial, and national service providers in Canada have used to better understand the needs of newcomer girls and women and increase their engagement in healthy living, physical activity and sport programs.  Quality engagement in physical activity can further the integration of newcomer women and girls into their communities and positively impact […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: April 29, 2020

Supporting Newcomer Girls and Women Through Sport (French)

Ce webinaire sera présenté en français. Learn how to better engage newcomer girls and women in your health, wellness, sport, and physical activity programs. Learn how twenty community, provincial, and national organizations ran initiatives to better understand the needs of newcomer women and girls and encourage them to participate more in healthy lifestyle, physical activity, […]

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Publications

The Leading Edge: Good Practices for Creating Gender-Equitable Boards in Sport

Research tells a compelling story of the impact that women have when serving as directors. While most of the research is based on for-profit organizations, it is nonetheless relevant to the non-profit sector, including sport and physical activity. Board gender diversity is a matter of good business as much as it is an issue of […]

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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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Webinars Originally Presented: September 30, 2020

Understanding Same Game: The Self-Guided Gender Equity Toolkit

Join experts on gender equity, leadership, and change management from Canadian Women & Sport and Brock University as we walk you through Same Game. Getting more women and girls involved in sport is an important project – one that requires time, innovation, and effort from sport leaders and organizations. If we want this work to […]

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Tools

What is Gender Equity?

We strongly believe that gender equity builds better sport!  It helps support participation in all areas, leading to more compelling offerings, a larger pool of participants, and a stronger organization. As we look to advance gender equity in sport, we first need to understand what exactly that means.  While it may seem like a typo, […]

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Tools

What is intersectionality?

Intersectionality is a concept that can help policy makers and sport programmers understand how different types of discrimination – like racism, homophobia, and ableism – combine to prevent some women and girls from participating in sport.  Intersectionality is important in advancing gender equity in sport because one solution may not work for ALL women and girls.  If […]

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