CAAWS eNetwork                                              May 2018

Today, organizations around the world will participate in initiatives to celebrate sexual and gender diversities. We encourage sport organizations to use May 17th to consider how to make their sport more inclusive for all LGBTQI2S athletes. Learn more.

We all have a role to play in making sport safe and welcoming for all.

You can also be a part of the conversation at Egale Canada’s Inaugural Conference on Identities – Canadian Perspectives on LGBTQI2S Inclusion – from May 23rd - 25th in Toronto. Jennifer Birch-Jones, CAAWS Program Lead for LGBTQI2S Sport Inclusion, will present inspiring work on research, challenges, and priorities towards the pursuit of equality in sport!

Get educated with CAAWS' free resources.
Celebrating organizations that are expanding equity and inclusion
for women and girls in sport.
Rugby Canada recently moved to mandate a 40% representation of each gender on their Board of Directors. With 2.2 million women and girls participating globally in rugby, the leadership of our Canadian women will represent Rugby’s diversity not just on the pitch, but in the boardroom as well.

They join Curling Canada in making this commitment to gender equity and we look forward to seeing more NSOs following these examples.

Read more.
Get the Edge 

Equity vs. Equality: What's the Difference?  
Image: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Gender equity is the process of dividing resources, programs, and decision making fairly to both males and females and addressing any imbalances in the benefits available.

Gender equality splits resources 50-50, without considering personal experiences, interests, networks, and capacities.

Learn More and see where your organization stands. Take our Gender Equity Self-Assessment today! 

Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport
Part of the Process and Part of the Solution
The Honorable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, recently announced a Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport to address a lack of equity in the Canadian sport system. CAAWS CEO, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves is honored to join a distinguished group of sport leaders who will share their experiences, examine barriers and propose strategies to accelerate progress for women in sport!

See the announcement.
Get on Board with CAAWS
Be a Part of Our Team!
CAAWS is looking for dynamic candidates to join our esteemed Board of Directors this fall.  Learn more about us and the position!

All inquiries and applications can be directed to
Rebecca Shanks, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at
Deadline for submissions is June 4th, 2018.
Stand Together with #SheIS

The #SheIS campaign empowers female athletes and promotes role models for girls by calling on everyone to increase their viewership of women’s sports across North America. Here’s how you can participate in the #SheIS Challenge:

          1.) Take a picture of yourself watching or attending a women’s sport event
          2.) Post it on social media using the #SheIS hashtag
          3.) Spread the challenge to 3 friends/family/colleagues and repeat!

Take the Pledge!
Let's Get Mothers Active This May!

In Canada, only 18% of women between the ages of 18-59 are meeting the recommended guideline for physical activity of 150 minutes/week. Research shows that mom's participation in sport increases the rate of her child's participation by 22%.

Let's honor and celebrate the 5.5 million mothers in Canada by creating supportive programming that allows for active and healthy living for not only them, but for the next generation of Canadian movers and shakers!

Congratulations to...
Brenda Andress on creating the #SheIS Campaign!

Chandra Crawford, Dr. Sandra Kirby, and the late Mary "Bonnie" Baker for their induction into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame and creating opportunities for women to lead and succeed in sport!
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