This week CAAWS is celebrating both National Coaches Week and Canada’s first Gender Equality Week. What a relevant and timely crossover!

Coaches are powerful figures in the sport system and are uniquely positioned to influence their athletes – but only 25% of coaches in Canada are women, and only 19% of Canadian women participate in sport.

#EveryoneBenefits when girls and women are empowered within and through sport as active participants and leaders. Gender equity in coaching and effective coaching for girls should be a priority for sport organizations at all levels.

We all have a role to play in supporting girls and women in sport. This week, consider how you can make a positive impact. Here are three things you can do:

The Government of Canada’s stated goal is to achieve gender equality in the sport system by 2035. CAAWS is committed to supporting organizations and leaders across the system in making gender equality a reality.

Learn and take action with CAAWS year-round by visiting www.caaws.ca and joining the conversation on Twitter!