In March of this year, Sport Canada announced $3 million in funding for CAAWS to develop support tools and services for sport organizations, accelerating the achievement of gender equity in Canadian Sport.
The CAAWS team has been working hard to do justice to this investment and is excited to share preliminary details about what will be released starting in 2020.
We’re developing a new, three-part “Gender Equity Playbook” for sport organizations, including:
- A new eLEARNING MODULE to help leaders increase their understanding of gender considerations in sport and enhance their competence in applying a gender lens in their day-to-day decisions;
- An EVALUATION SERVICE to help sport organizations identify areas for improvement by assessing their policies, programs and services and evaluating them against evidence-based gender equity benchmarks;
- And a collaborative ACTION PLANNING SERVICE, engaging sport organizations in identifying and working to close gender gaps in their policies and practices.
These resources will be available starting in 2020, but we will be seeking support from sport leaders along the way to join our pilots, creating a suite of offerings built with and for Canadian sport.
Check back here and on the CAAWS News page for updates!
CAAWS is honoured to be recognized by Sport Canada as a leader in effecting this change and is grateful to Sport Canada and Minister Duncan for their continued support and collaboration.