Canadian Women & Sport is the new name for CAAWS (Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity). Click here for their website.
“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.”
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
With the support of Sport Canada, the 2020 WISE Fund grant 30 organizations $2500 to advance gender equity in Canadian sport – helping Canadian Women and Sport bring our strategic goals to life. You can find the names of the 2020 recipients here.
The new WISE Fund program is designed to inspire innovative initiatives, creating quality opportunities for women and girls to participate and lead through sport. To learn more about who should apply and how, visit their Application Process page!
We Are Sport: Check out the recording of their first We Are Sport panel about LGBTQI2S inclusion in sport. They’ll be featuring more Instagram Live interviews with guest experts and leaders on September 9 and 16, and their final panel on sport and mental health is on September 23. Register here