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Advancing Sport Summit



Event Date(s) : March 11, 2019
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

Contact Person : viaSport BC
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Event Location : Vancouver
Segal Building (SFU Downtown)
500 Granville St
- Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

What does it mean to advance sport? Advancing sport means taking meaningful action to ensure that sport is inclusive and safe.

As a leader, there is a real opportunity for you to make a positive difference for those participating in sport.

Join us in our free, one-day summit with knowledge experts pushing for change, specifically in the areas of supporting women into leadership roles and improving the safety of children participating in sport.



Registration and Coffee
8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

[Morning] Advancing Gender Equity in Sport
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
How do we embed diversity and inclusion in sport organizations at the leadership level? We’ll hear from Tina Strehlke, CEO of the Minerva Foundation and other leaders in the sport sector about their success stories and learn best practices from the unique lens of sport administrators, female coaches and industry leaders. Afterwards, engage with other attendees and share your own experiences in advancing gender equity.

Lunch and Networking
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

[Afternoon] Advancing Safety in Sport
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM 
How do we build a stronger and safer sport system? Led by the Coaching Association of Canada, sport organizations will review existing methods and share recommendations to prevent sexual abuse in sport. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to collaborate and contribute to the development of a harmonized code of conduct, along with a universal code of sanctions.

Who should attend the Advancing Sport Summit?

We welcome executive directors of sport organizations, sport administrators, coaches, athletes and those passionate about making meaningful change in sport!

The Advancing Sport Summit is hosted in partnership with viaSport, BC Soccer, UBC Athletics, ProMOTION Plus, CAAWS and the Coaching Association of Canada.