CAAWS eNetwork                      February 2017
Celebrate International Women's Day
with CAAWS

All are Welcome and Encouraged to Attend!

Join CAAWS for a special luncheon in celebration of women and sport for International Women’s Day. You’ll enjoy networking with colleagues, a presentation of the 2016 Most Influential Women List and Awards, and
a panel discussion with national sport leaders on the theme of inclusive leadership in sport.
This event is for everyone—women and men, and those who identify.
We hope you’ll join us!

When: March 8th, 2017
Where: RA Centre, Clark Hall (2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa)
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm (registration opens at 11:30am)
Cost: $20.00 per person, includes buffet lunch
Our panel includes:
Lorraine Lafrenière – CEO, Coaching Association of Canada
Paul Melia – President and CEO of Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport
Jasmine Northcott – CEO, Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada

Register Today!

Toronto Lunch and Learn Event

Leadership for Equity and Inclusion

The experts agree: active leadership is key to bringing about equity for women. But what does inclusive leadership look like in 2017? Our panelists will share their lived experience as leaders in business and in sport, their perspectives on inclusive leadership “in real life” and strategies for advancing equity and inclusion for women through your leadership.

This event is for everyone—women and men, and those who identify.

We hope you’ll join us!

When: March 30th, 2017
Where: Alumni Lounge, Mattamy Athletic Centre, Ryerson University
(50 Carlton St, Toronto)
Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (registration opens at 12:15pm)
Cost: $20.00 per person, includes buffet lunch

Our panel includes:
Leanne Nicolle – Founder, Ubuntu Marketing and CAAWS Board Member
Tina Debos – Diversity & Inclusion, Strategic Initiatives Manager
at BMO Financial Group
Ken Volden – Vice President & Executive Producer, TSN

Register Today!
Upcoming Webinars

Physical Activity Resource Center's (PARC) webinar: Persisting Gaps and New Opportunities to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women

It may be 2017, but the struggle to achieve gender equity in sport and physical activity continues. During this 1 hour webinar, Sydney Millar will reflect on persisting gaps and barriers that are slowing change, and share new opportunities and inspiring resources participants can use to kick start action to engage more girls and young women in their communities.

For more information about this webinar, visit PARC's website.

When: Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm EST

Register Today!
Montrer le chemin : Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT
Offered in French by Guylaine Demers, this webinar is designed for coaches and administrators. It will provide you strategies to work with LGBT athletes and coaches to create a sporting environment that is safe and respectful for all.

For more information about this webinar, visit CAAWS's website.

When: March 22nd, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST

Register Today!
Canadian Sport for Life webinar: LTAD Considerations to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women
Building on CAAWS’s popular publication “Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors”, this webinar, presented by Sydney Millar, will identify a number of key issues central to supporting girls and young women as athletes and leaders, including training environments, injury prevention, role models, and “on- and off-ramps”. Practical recommendations will be provided for coaches, recreation leaders, teachers, and sport administrators.

For more information about this new webinar, visit CAAWS's website.

When: Friday, March 24th, 2017
Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST

Register Today!
ICYMI: LGBT Inclusion Webinars
Creating Welcoming Environments for All 
If you were not able to join CAAWS’s “Leading the Way” webinars live, you can still catch them on our dedicated website for LGBT Inclusion. Experts Jennifer Birch-Jones (English) and Guylaine Demers (French) present tangible and effective guidance for program leaders and coaches who want to make their programs welcoming to all gender minorities.
Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches resource is also available for free download.
Listen to the Webinars Today!

Women and Girls, Ready to Get Moving?

Given CAAWS’s passion for ensuring that girls and women can access and enjoy the benefits of physical activity, we are proud to partner with ParticipACTION for the #150Playlist.

Research shows that women and girls in Canada are less physically active than boys and men. CAAWS wants change this and we are challenging you to try as many of the activities on the list as possible this year. Invite your friends and family to join!

Don’t forget to share your adventures and photos on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Make sure to tag
@CAAWS and include #150PlayList!

For more information on how to get started, visit ParticipACTION’s website.
If you are an administrator or program leader, be sure to
check out CAAWS’s handy tips and how-tos for creating inclusive and engaging sport and physical activity experiences for girls and women.
Upcoming Dates
February 22, 2017 

February 25, 2017
February 24-26, 2017

March 2, 2017 

March 3, 2017
March 6, 2017
March 7, 2017 
March 7, 2017 

March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017
March 8, 2017 

March 8, 2017 

March 22, 2017

March 24, 2017 

March 30, 2017

April 12, 2017
April 12-15, 2017

April 27-29, 2017
Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+ Workshop (Alliston, ON)
Influencing Change (Digby, NS)
CAAWS @ Sport North Leadership Symposium (Yellowknife, NWT)

Persisting Gaps and New Opportunities to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women (Webinar)

Effective Communication (Saskatoon, SK)
Effective Communication (Saskatoon, SK)
Influencing Change (Whistler, BC)
Leadership Workshop: Influencing Change (Whistler, BC)
Influencing Change (Moose Jaw, SK)
Life Balance (Fredericton, NB)
International Women’s Day Lunch & Learn (Ottawa, ON)
Women & Leadership Workshop: Effective Networking (Halifax, NS)
Montrer le chemin avec Guylaine Demers (Webinare)
Canadian Sport for Life LTAD Considerations to Actively Engage Girls and Young Women (Webinar)
Lunch & Learn: Inclusive Leadership for Gender Equity (Toronto, ON)
Women & Leadership Workshop: Conflict Management (Halifax, NS)
CAAWS @ International Physical Literacy Conference (Toronto, ON)
CAAWS @ Alberta Sport Leadership Conference (Banff, AB)
For more information on CAAWS upcoming events, visit our calendar.
Congratulations to...
Erica Wiebe, who was named Ottawa’s Female Athlete of the Year at the 2016 Ottawa Sports Awards banquet.
Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Olympic heptathlete, who announced her retirement from Athletics.
Athletes, Melissa Tancredi, Rhian Wilkinson, and Marie-Eve Nault who announced their retirement from the Canadian Women's Nation Soccer Team.

Isabelle Charest, recently named Canada’s Chef de Mission for the PyeongChang Olympics.

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