Canadian Women & Sport (formerly CAAWS) is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women—as active participants and leaders—within and through sport. With a focus on systemic change, we partner with sport organizations, governments, and leaders to challenge the status quo and build better sport through gender equity. Click on the links below this poster for registration.
- Effective Communication – Tuesday, March 30, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Effective Networking – Tuesday, April 6, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Women on Boards – Tuesday, April 13, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Leading with Confidence – Tuesday, April 20, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Conflict Management – Tuesday, April 27, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Leading the Way (LGBTQI2S Inclusion) – Tuesday, May 4, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Influencing Change – Tuesday, May 11, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Life Balance – Tuesday, May 18, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
- Retaining Girls in Sport & Physical Activity – Tuesday, May 25, 1:15 PM – 2:45 PM CST
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
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.