Publications

Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psychosocial Factors

“Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors” is a supplement to the Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) foundation documents. The purpose of this resource is to increase awareness about the experiences of women and girls and provide recommendations to address the psycho-social factors that influence their athletic development, leadership and life-long participation in […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: September 19, 2019

Empowering Girls Through Positive Coaching

Did you miss our Power of Positive Coaching webinar in April? Did you love it and want to learn more? To kick off National Coaches Week, Jane King is back on September 19 with another webinar about positive coaching practices that are fundamental to keeping girls in sport. This interactive webinar will include a presentation of strategies for coaching […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: May 6, 2020

Experts Connect: Building a Positive Team Culture

The social environment coaches and activity leaders create for their participants has a huge impact on how much girls engage in and enjoy sport. This conversation will focus on how to establish and support a positive sport culture for your team that prioritizes social connection. Given the current realities of social distancing, how can sport […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: May 13, 2020

Experts Connect: Creating a Safe Environment for All Girls

The social environment coaches and activity leaders create for their participants has a huge impact on how much girls engage in and enjoy sport. For girls who are LGBTQI2S+, the importance of social connection may be heightened at a time where they are unable to leave their home environment. This conversation will focus on how […]

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Webinars Originally Presented: May 20, 2020

Experts Connect: Redefining Risk-Taking

One reason that girls often believe they don’t belong in sport is a fear of making mistakes. The potential to fail in front of their peers and jeopardize those relationships is perceived as more threatening than the potential enjoyment experienced in sport. Goal setting can help your participants to redefine risk as a means of […]

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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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KeepingGirls in Sport

E-Learning

Keeping Girls in Sport

Learn how to create safe and respectful environments for girls to participate in sport and physical activity with this e-module for coaches and activity leaders, developed by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities in partnership with Canadian Women & Sport and the Coaching Association of Canada.  Studies have repeatedly shown that during adolescence, girls drop out of […]

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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

On the Move Handbook

The On the Move (OTM) Handbook has been designed as a practical guide for use by service providers for the creation of an OTM program. It is based on experiences of communities from across Canada who have implemented programs designed to encourage inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate in recreational sport and […]

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