ON THE MOVE
On the Move is a national
initiative designed to increase opportunities for inactive
girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and
lead in sport and physical activity. Through education,
collaboration and communication, On the Move influences
change in the sport and active living, health, education,
and social service sectors to increase gender equity.
Healthy Connections Video
Project Coordinator and Master Trainer Tammy George
brings key concepts and findings from the Making
Health Connections in Racialized Communities project
to life in this educational video. For more information
about the project click
Move Update – September 2013
The On the Move Update is a compilation of resources,
articles, and websites relevant to girls and young
women, sport and physical activity. The Update is
distributed to On the Move program leaders, workshop
facilitators, and key stakeholders across the country.
It is designed to encourage communication, resource
sharing and knowledge exchange.
Download the September On
the Move Update.
ON ACTIVE AFTER SCHOOL
CAAWS is proud to be a member of the Canadian Active
After School Partnership (CAASP). As part of that
work, PHE Canada is coordinating www.ActiveAfterSchool.ca,
a website devoted to providing resources and networking
for active after school providers. This month ActiveAfterSchool.ca
launched its monthly newsletter, and we invite you
ActiveAfterSchool.ca is proud to launch its new
monthly newsletter ‘3 to 6’
which will highlight the work of CAASP, and provide
monthly insight into what is happening on ActiveAfterSchool.ca
and in active after school programs in communities
across the country.
To subscribe to 3 to 6, the monthly
newsletter of ActiveAfterSchool.ca, click
After School Programming – CAAWS will
be involved in a number of active after school program
related workshops being organized to support project
activities of the Canadian Active after school Partnership
(CAASP) – Victoria BC, Nanaimo BC, Red Deer
AB, Thunder Bay ON, Timmons ON (more are in the
here for dates, locations and registration details.
Healthy Connections with Racialized Communities
CAAWS is excited to announce the release of a new
report about the healthy living experiences of girls
and young women from ethnic communities. The report,
based on focus groups with girls and young women,
and with practitioners involved with program and
service delivery for this important target group,
discusses the unique sport and physical activity
needs, interests and experiences of girls and young
women from ethnic communities and provides recommendations
to enhance program and service delivery. To get
the report caaws.ca/onthemove/e/racialized_girls/index.htm.
Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social
A number of targeted one-pagers are now available
to assist parents, educators, community coaches
and leaders, high performance coaches, and Provincial/Territorial,
National and Multi-Sport Organizations take action
to improve the Canadian sport and physical activity
system for women and girls. More...
How to Get Girls Active
in motion’s re:activity host Lisa
Peters talks with CAAWS Executive Director Karin
Lofstrom about getting and keeping girls active.
the Move After School - Top 10 Success Factors
The after school time period, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm,
is an important opportunity to increase physical
activity amongst children and youth. Integrating
the CAAWS’ Top 10 Success Factors into your
active after school program will ensure it’s
successful in engaging girls and young women!
the pdf. (332kb)
On the Move After School Success Stories
In 2010-2012, CAAWS partnered with the National
Association of Friendship Centres and five member
Centres to support the development and delivery
of active after school programs for Aboriginal girls
and young women.
Download the .pdf. (443KB)