CAAWS eNetwork                                                   August 2017

Canada Games: Women and Sport Reception

More than 45 female sport leaders from across the country participated in the CAAWS Women and Leadership reception at the Winnipeg 2017 Canada Games earlier this month. Every province and territory were represented and we were pleased to welcome team mission staff, coaches, sport administrators, volunteers, and CAC Women in Coaching and Aboriginal Canada Games Apprenticeship program coaches.
A special thank you to the Coaching Association of Canada for hosting the reception in Coach House as well as Coaching Manitoba and Dairy Farmers of Canada for their partnership in the event.
You're Invited to a
'Celebration of Women and Sport'
Join CAAWS on October 11th to celebrate women's vital contributions to sport and be part of leading the change for greater inclusion of girls and women in sport.

"A Celebration of Women and Sport" will provoke thought, spark connections, and mobilize committment to action. With a mix of breakout sessions, plenary presenations, exhibits, and networking opportunities, there is something for everyone!
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: Registration opens : 1:30pm
            Program: 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Location: Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport, University of Toronto

100 Devonshire PI, Toronto, ON M5S2C9

Cost to attend: Students/Under 25 - $10.00 
General - $25.00

Help usher in the next 150 years on a wave of inspiration and action for equity in sport!
Learn more and register today!
Thank you to our partners!
Status of Women 150 project annoucement
The project "Advancing Gender Equality for Women in Sport" is a 36-month project funded by Status of Women Canada. The project is aimed at helping organizations better position themselves to meet organizational needs by strengthening their ability to successfully engage girls and women. The project will be based in Ontario in partnership with the Ontario Soccer and Ontario Basketball 
Learn more about the project
CAAWS is Hiring
CAAWS is seeking a part-time independent contractor with program management experience to implement key program deliverables for the organization related to the design, delivery and evaluation of CAAWS's signature programs, including: Women and Leadership program, Women on Boards initiative, and Long-term Athlete Development (LTAD) initiatives. 
Learn more today!
Free CAAWS Workshops: Women 55 - 70+ 
There is still time to register for the free full-day workshops for instructors and coaches on Building a Foundation of Physical Literary for Women 55-70+.

Tuesday, August 22nd in Kenora from 9am – 3pm
Wednesday, August 23rd in Sioux Lookout from 9am – 3pm

During the workshop you will l
earn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active, better understand what helps build confidence/competence in physical activity and sport for women 55-70+, receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS), and learn FMS adaptations/considerations for women 55-70+ and how it can increase physical literacy for women 55-70+

Register today!
Advancing Opportunities for Women and Girls in Sport: Ontario's Action Plan
The Ontario Government, partner ministries, provincial and multi-sport organizations, coaching and school sport organizations have built an action plan to support the government-wide goal of strengthening the advancement of women and girls in multiple facets of sport. 

The Ontario Government recognizes that actively engaging women and girls in sport, as well as remaining active throughout their lives, is a vital part of an effective sport system!
Read more about Ontario's Action Plan
Upcoming Dates

August 22nd, 2017
- CAAWS: Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+ Workshop (Kenora, ON) Register Here

August 23rd, 2017
- CAAWS: Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+ Workshop (Sioux Lookout, ON) Register Here

August 24th, 2017
- CAAWS: Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+ Workshop (Lakehead University Hangar, Thunder Bay, ON)

August 30th, 2017
- Sport Law and Strategy Group - Unstoppable: Turning failure into Olympic medals webinar Register Here

September 23rd, 2017
- University Health Network - Concussion in Women and Girls Conference (Toronto, ON) Register Here 

September 23rd- 30th, 2017
- National Coaches Week

October 3rd, 2017
- CAAWS: Leadership Workshops – Conflict Management (Whistler, BC)

October 11th, 2017
- CAAWS – Ontario150 Women and Sport Celebration Event (Toronto, ON) Register Here

October 12th, 2017
- The Margaret Eaton School (MES) - Being Shaped by and Shaping Canadian Culture (Redeemer University College, Hamilton, ON) Register Here

November 2nd-4th, 2017
- CAAWS at the Coaching Association of Canada’s Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Conference (Calgary, AB)

November 7th, 2017
- CAAWS: Leadership Workshops – Influencing Change (Whistler, BC)

For more information on CAAWS upcoming events, visit our calendar.
Congratulations to...
The North American Indigenous Games organizing committee, athletes, coaches, volunteers, and all other participants on a memorable 10-day event, which saw 22 teams compete in 14 sports. 

All those involved in making the 2017 Canada Games a successful 50th anniversary event. This year’s games, hosted in Winnipeg, MB, featured over 400 athletes competing in 16 sports, and over 250 cultural events.

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