Athletes’ relationship with food can be complicated. This is especially true for women in sport, who tend to have higher rates of disordered eating (Torstveit et al., 2007). The role of sport participation in athletes’ relationship with food is not straightforward. Some studies suggest that sport participation itself can make disordered eating more likely. Other research highlights the many benefits of sport participation, including improved body image (Petrie et al., 2009). How do sporting cultures shape athletes’ relationship with food […]
Combating gender-based violence
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Gender-based violence is violence that is committed against someone based on their gender identity or expression. Canadian Women & Sport offers 6 ways in which gender equity in sport can help reduce gender-based violence, including clear policies, education, men’s allyship, and mentorship and sponsorship of women.More Knowledge Nuggets
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Upcoming Events & Conferences
We invite you to join us for our sport summit, Creating Diverse and Inclusive Sport Environments, on Saturday, November 26, 2022, where we will collaborate to gain a deeper understanding of the lived experiences in sport and the barriers to participation faced by marginalized communities. This year’s Sport Summit will use a facilitated workshop format to allow participants to answer the following key questions: What are the lived experiences in sport of marginalized communities in Ottawa? What are the barriers to participation faced by […]
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