Case Studies

“Dwelling in the tensions:” Research in the intersections of second-generation teen girls’ sport experiences

In 2019/2020, Canadian Women & Sport partnered with graduate student Amina Haggar to explore the experiences of second-generation African Canadian teen girls in a community sport program in Ottawa, Ontario. Haggar, an MA Candidate under the supervision of Dr. Audrey Giles at the University of Ottawa, conducted interviews with eleven sport coordinators and coaches involved […]

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Publications

Engaging Newcomer Girls & Women: Physical Activity & Sport Handbook

Quality engagement in sport and physical activity can support the integration of newcomer girls and women into their communities and positively impact their overall quality of life. Engaging and integrating newcomers into all aspects of community life is a priority across Canada. This handbook outlines key considerations and provides recommendations based in practice so we […]

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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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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

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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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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