CAAWS eNetwork                                              April 2018
Women and Girls in Leadership and Sport Conference

CAAWS is proud to partner with the Ontario Volleyball Association on the OVA's 1st annual multi-sport Women and Girls in Leadership and Sport conference!

This event will empower coaches, parents, athletes, and administrators with the tools and strategies to expand participation and leadership by girls and women in sport. You don't want to miss it!

When: May 11-12, 2018
Where: University of Toronto Scarborough
Cost: Adult: $75.00, 25 and Under: $50.00 (includes snacks and beverages throughout the duration of the conference and lunch on May 12)

Register today!
Celebrating organizations that are expanding equity and inclusion
for women and girls in sport.

KeeponmovingTO is a weekly program for girls aged 6-16, delivered in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough. The goal is to build physical literacy to support life-long participation in sport and physical activity!

This initiative targets young women who have a negative perception of physical activity and attempts to reframe their attitudes of what an athlete could be by teaching them the basics. The result has been improved self-confidence and increased participation rates. The program has also evolved to transition young women who began as participants into program leaders and peer mentors.

Learn more!
Get the Edge
Spring is here, and the time has never been better to focus on quality after school programming to keep girls physically active and get them outside!
5 Tips for Creating an Effective
After School Program for 
1. Ask the girls for their input on program design
2. Establish community partnerships
3. Make it social
4. Make it accessible and inclusive for all abilities and cultural backgrounds
5. Use female staff/volunteers and provide training to all those involved

Above all else, keep it fun!

Read more in depth strategies and best practices for creating after school programs here.  
Thank you Nova Scotia!
On March 27th, CAAWS and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture, and Heritage hosted a Celebration of Women in Sport event in Halifax. We were inspired by the over 100 participants who joined us for an afternoon of learning through networking, breakout sessions and a panel discussion involving some of Nova Scotia's sport industry leaders!

The above image illustrates some of the key take-aways from the event. Thank you to all those who participated in the day!


CAAWS is Hiring!
CAAWS is seeking a full-time Communications Coordinator to provide skilled communications, marketing, and administrative support to our growing team!

Learn more and apply today
Make CAAWS part of your plans this year!
CAAWS is a solutions partner for organizations looking to strengthen the involvement of women and girls in their work. With guidance and advice, resources and turnkey offerings, we can help you create your plans and bring them to life!
We offer:
  • Workshops on LTAD considerations for women and girls, and on LGBTQ inclusion
  • Presentations for boards on increasing female representation at the boardroom table
  • PD sessions for women to develop and support female leaders in sport
  • Advice, training, and more!
We're currently booking workshops and presentations for the 2018-19 year. Contact us to learn how you can take advantage of this for your organization.

Check out our offerings!
Congratulations to...
Carla Anderson for her appointment as Executive Director at Taekwondo Canada.

Andrea Shaw for garnering the SMA Hall of Fame Award for her lifetime of work focused on elevating the potential of sport, culture, and community through brand partnerships in the sponsorship marketing industry.

All the courageous Canadian women from the 2018 Paralympic and Commonwealth Games Teams! From the athletes and the coaches, to the media and administrators - you were fearless Canadian ambassadors and we salute your accomplishments!
CAAWS Calendar

Planning your AGM? Take advantage of this critical time with your colleagues and host a CAAWS session to ensure your year ahead is one that promotes diversity and inclusion.

Learn more about the value of having more women on your board and how to foster a better environment for retention of girls in your sport.

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