Sask Sport is partnering with Canadian Women and Sport and Saskatchewan’s seven Sport, Culture and Recreation Districts to offer free virtual Women and Leadership workshops, covering nine unique topics, from October to December 2021. The workshops will run every Thursday at 10 a.m. (CST/SK time) starting October 7, 2021. Register HERE
The 2022 WISE Fund Grant application live from October 12th, 2021 until November 2nd, 2021. With the support of Sport Canada, the 2022 WISE Fund will grant 30 organizations $2is500 to advance gender equity in Canadian sport. This annual grant helps to build capacity for gender equity within organizations across Canada and support them to expand quality opportunities for girls and women to participate and lead in sport. Visit their website and social channels for updates on the application process.
Canadian Women & Sport has created a report about the impact the COIVD-19 pandemic has had on girls participating in sport. The report, which collected data from over 5,000 Canadian families, shows that 1 in 4 girls are not committed to returning to sport. If we don’t act now to counter this trend, we might realize a new normal of over 350,000 girls sitting on the sidelines in the post-COVID-19 world.
Canadian Women & Sport
“This is a modern organization that stands toe-to-toe with a powerful mission, believing sport is made better through gender equity, and can achieve equity for women in society through the power of sport.”
“The new logo speaks to the power of collaboration, solidarity, and connection – those critical links that make us stronger together. We meet our partners wherever they are on their gender equity journey and support them to take their next step, whatever that might be. The gradient element in our logo speaks to this spectrum, and to the power of momentum – a movement of many individuals coming together to advance a greater cause.”
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As sport organizations respond to the COVID-19 crisis, they must not backtrack on steps taken toward gender equity. As with all sectors, sport in Canada has been upended, and unless we are careful, girls and women may be left on the sidelines of the recovery. Bringing a gender lens to your “return to sport and play” planning will set you up for success, mitigate risks and create opportunities for your entire program or organization. Read more
She’s Got It All is another campaign demonstrating that while women and girls have what it takes to succeed in sport, including talent, drive and determination, they still have to overcome barriers that are typically not present for men. Check it out.
Congratulations to the 2021 WISE Fund Recipients! We are so proud to be supporting 45 sport and physical activity organizations to advance gender equity in Canadian sport. Learn more about the grant and the 2021 recipients.