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

The Need: Whether we realize it or not, each of us looks at the world differently, through lenses that shape our perceptions, attitudes, and actions. Our lenses may include biases that impact how we move through the world, make decisions and build systems. Women and girls are underrepresented in sport partly because of a sport […]

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E-Learning

Keeping Girls in Sport

The Need : Studies have repeatedly shown that during adolescence, girls drop out of sport at a significantly higher rate than boys. According to the Rally Report, 1 in 3 girls drop out of sport during adolescence compared to just 1 in 10 boys. The Solution : In this e-learning module, coaches and activity leaders […]

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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

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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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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