On the Move is a national initiative designed to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sport and physical activity. Through education, collaboration and communication, On the Move influences change in the sport and active living, health, education, and social service sectors to increase gender equity.

What's New


Impacting Communities: CAAWS’ Newcomer Project Video
This new video profiles CAAWS’ National Newcomer On the Move project, shares the impact of the project from community program leaders, and provides practical tips to take action in your own community.

NEW PUBLICATIONS – Newcomer On the Move Project
A project resource and individuals case studies are now available, sharing community experiences providing healthy living programs for newcomer girls and young women. Download Newcomer Girls and Young Women OTM .pdf, 3.2 MB
New Resource for After School Program Supervisors to Support Mental Health through Quality Physical Activity
CAAWS is pleased to announce the release of a new resource for after school program supervisors - Healthy Minds in Active Bodies. This resource makes the link between physical activity and mental health, and provides a practical resource with information on building mental health and resiliency amongst children and youth, suggestions for program enhancements, and guidelines on how to talk to children, parents and staff about the issues.
Download Healthy Minds in Active Bodies, PDF (4.1 MB, 29 pg)

A targeted fact sheet was also developed to examine mental health issues amongst girls and young women.
Download Girls and Young Women Fact Sheet, PDF (416 KB, 2 pg)

Active After School Case Study
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hamilton have been partnering with CAAWS on a mentoring project - part of CAAWS’ involvement in the Canadian Active After School Partnership. Read about the Boys and Girls Clubs’ diverse after school programs for girls and young women, and learn more about how you can enhance opportunities for girls and young women in your community.
Making Healthy Connections Video
Project Coordinator and Master Trainer Tammy George brings key concepts and findings from the Making Health Connections in Racialized Communities project to life in this educational video. For more information about the project click here.
Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors
A number of targeted one-pagers are now available to assist parents, educators, community coaches and leaders, high performance coaches, and Provincial/Territorial, National and Multi-Sport Organizations take action to improve the Canadian sport and physical activity system for women and girls. More...
Video – How to Get Girls Active
Saskatchewan in motion’s re:activity host Lisa Peters talks with CAAWS Executive Director Karin Lofstrom about getting and keeping girls active.

On the Move After School - Top 10 Success Factors
The after school time period, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, is an important opportunity to increase physical activity amongst children and youth. Integrating the CAAWS’ Top 10 Success Factors into your active after school program will ensure it’s successful in engaging girls and young women!
Download the pdf. (332kb)


Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity
970 Queen Street East,
PO Box 98162
Toronto, Ontario M4M 1J0
Tel: 416-901-0484