SPORT PARTICIPATION’S ROLE IN BULLYING PREVENTION FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL WOMEN

SIRC is pleased to be working together with Sport Canada to share current research on topics informing policy and promoting quality sport programming. This week we are sharing highlights of a recent article reviewing a research study evaluating SPORT PARTICIPATION’S ROLE IN BULLYING PREVENTION FOR YOUNG ABORIGINAL WOMEN. "Mean mugging": an exploration of young Aboriginal women's experiences of...Read more

Sport Leadership - Creating Opportunities for Women

When female athletes decide to make the transition into leadership positions they bring with them numerous skills that have been developed from participating in sport. Many times these include high standards for success, the ability to overcome obstacles, exceptional discipline, and the ability work with and inspire a team - all of which are tremendously valuable for any organization. Even with...Read more

Getting Started. Female Coaches in Sport

If you take a look at the Canadian women involved in elite coaching today, any of them could easily be a role model for future women looking to make a difference through coaching. However the early stages of a female coach’s career are the most important to ensure continued participation, as concluded by Laval University professor Guylaine Demers . Her research has identified several common...Read more

Getting the Job Done: Female Coaches in Sport

From the recreational level all the way up to high performance athletes, more girls and women are participating in sport than ever before. However, the number of female coaches seen on the playing field has not followed the same trend and it’s not for a lack of talent. Female coaches , or those with the potential, are an untapped resource in the sporting community. Dawn Smyth and Carla Nicholls...Read more

Getting the Job Done: Female Coaches in Sport

From the recreational level all the way up to high performance athletes, more girls and women are participating in sport than ever before. However, the number of female coaches seen on the playing field has not followed the same trend and it’s not for a lack of talent. Female coaches , or those with the potential, are an untapped resource in the sporting community. Dawn Smyth and Carla Nicholls...Read more

Why should women try powerlifting?

If someone said to you that they knew something you could do that would be empowering, challenging, engaging and would change your body composition - would you consider it? Powerlifting , often confused with Olympic lifting, is an individualized sport in which competitors attempt to lift as much weight as possible for one repetition in the squat, bench press, and deadlift. For women, powerlifting...Read more

Diversity in Sport

SIRC Newsletter now available online: Diversity in Sport The Canadian sport community has the opportunity to embrace our uniquely diverse population and actively strive for a multicultural and socially inclusive environment. Proactive sport organizations adopt a broad view of diversity and value it to its fullest extent. Ideally, this means going beyond merely removing barriers to participation...Read more

Strength Training

SIRC Newsletter now available online: Strength Training Most people think strength training is just for professional athletes or body builders but we all need to understand what strength training is and the role it can have in improving our body and overall health . If you establish training guidelines and follow proper nutritional recommendations, adding regular resistance training in your daily...Read more

Soccer ... Football. Potato ... Tomato!

Soccer ... Football, no matter what you call it, it’s the most popular sport played on this planet earth. The International Federation of Association Football (aka Fédération Internationale de Football Association) commonly referred to as FIFA , hopes that the sixth edition of the Women’s World Cup currently going on in Germany, will continue to boost the popularity of women playing the sport...Read more

Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence Celebrates Women in Sport

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) in Victoria, British Columbia is hosting the 2011 Celebration of Women in Sport (WinS) gala, honouring the best females in sport, with a focus on inspiring the next sporting generation. In its third year, this event also promotes why sport is important in the lives of girls and women in all stages of sport development...Read more