$30M in funding over 3 years for women and sport initiatives and a target of gender equality in sport by 2035. This could be a game changer!
You can count on CAAWS to continue to champion the best interests of girls and women in this process, to bring forward solutions, and to work in partnership with the government and others to support the actions required to bring this to life.
We have set out an innovative new strategic plan to bring our mission to life. With a focus on three key pillars - retaining girls in sport, advancing female leaders in sport, and influencing the influencers - we intend to drive the measurable impact that results in systemic change.
Celebrating organizations that are expanding equity and inclusionfor women and girls in sport.
Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) and Commonwealth Games Canada
Commonwealth GamesOrganizations further commit to their core values of gender equality, inclusion and diversity with the implementation of their Gender Equality Strategyahead of the Gold Coast 2018 Games thisApril.
For the firsttime in history, a major multi-sport Gameswill hostan equal number of medal events for men and women. Women will hold more officiating and technical roles at the upcoming Games and the CGF's Women Coaching Internship Program will reserve 20 positionsto grow women’s coaching capacity across the Commonwealth. These Games are set to be the most inclusive International Games of their kind.
We salute your ground breaking efforts!
#CAAWSTalk: Women at the Paralympics
Continuing our video series, we gathered the perspectives of some influential and inspiring women in the Paralympic movement.
Join us for a celebration of women in sport - a motivating afternoon to build your skills and commitment as current and future champions for girls and women. A keynote presentation, breakout sessions, and panel discussion will provide practical advice and inspiring ideas from provincial and national sport leaders.
Date: Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 5:00pm (Registration opens at 11:30am)
Where: Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, NS
Cost: General: $25, Students Free (includes lunch)
Sault Ste. Marie: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Kitchener: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Ottawa: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30am - 3:30pm Toronto: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 9:00am - 4:00pm
In case you missed it, check out our 2018 WISE Fund grant recipients!
Learn more about these changemakers and their initiatives
for girls and women in sport.
All the fearless women of the 2018 Olympic Team, from the athletes and the coaches, to the officials and broadcasters. You all play a part in shaping the experience of girls and women in sport and we salute your achievements! You made Canada proud on sport's largest stage.
Meaghan Benfeito, for her nomination as the 2018 Gold Coast Team Canada flag bearer.
Brigitte Soucy for her induction into Volleyball Canada's Hall of Fame.
The time has never been better to get involved and increase your capacity for leadership for inclusion. Book a CAAWS workshop today!