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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Case Studies

Indigenous girls reconnect to their roots through lacrosse

Storm Selects Lacrosse was awarded a WISE Fund Grant in 2018. The Challenge Storm Selects Lacrosse formed in 2017 with a goal to work with a team of Indigenous female athletes to grow the game of lacrosse in British Columbia and to develop future leaders and role models. After the completion of the North American […]

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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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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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Research & Insights

Position Statement: Trans Inclusion in Sport

Canadian Women & Sport is dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders. Since more and more Canadian children, youth and adults are choosing to live their lives in the gender that is more congruent to their sense of self, rather […]

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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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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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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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