Congratulations to the 2021 WISE Fund Recipients!

Canadian Women & Sport is delighted to announce the names of the organizations selected to receive a 2021 WISE Fund grant

Since 2004, Canadian Women and Sport has awarded $250,000 in grants through our WISE Fund to leaders and organizations across Canada to help address a lack of funding dedicated to sport opportunities for women and girls. In recognition of the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls in sport, this year we have expanded the WISE Fund program to award 45 organizations $2500 to advance gender equity in the Canadian sport system.

Our 45 recipients were chosen by our Review and Selection Committees, a group of sport leaders from a variety of provinces and territories and with varied experiences in sport.

This year’s recipients represent 11 different provinces and territories and a variety of organizations from the grassroots to the national sport level. As part of our commitment to equity, over 60% of our grant recipients are organizations or initiatives led by or directly serving Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, LGBTQI2S+ people, deaf people, or people with disabilities.

We congratulate all applicants for their commitment and dedication to equity in sport. We are honoured to support innovative and necessary initiatives like these, and are proud to share the names of the 45 WISE Fund recipients for 2021:

We are grateful to Sport Canada and to our Review and Selection Committees for their support of the WISE Fund.