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Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

CAAWS’s Women on Boards Program Launches New Presentations

Did you know that only 29% of all NSO board members are female?
In our ongoing work to increase women’s representation in sport decision-making CAAWS has developed two new presentations for Women on Boards, one with a focus on women and the other with a focus on organizations and boards.
Women Focus
This presentation provides motivating information on the value and importance of women on boards, strategies to navigate the challenges involved, as well as ideas to create your own personal leadership plan to take on a board role.
Organization/Board Focus
This presentation provides insightful information on how to create an inclusive board culture, value of women on your board and strategies to assist in overcoming some of the challenges and recruiting more women.

Book your presentation today!

2017 WISE Fund Recipient Prepares to Take to the Court

In just over a month, Team Saskatchewan Volleyball will compete at the 2017 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Toronto. The WISE Fund grant went towards helping the Team Saskatchewan U19 athletes begin their coaching certification process. By investing in their development as leaders and coaches, this effort not only expanded opportunities for these young women, it also helps them to use their passion and skills to create positive change in their communities through sport.
The North American Indigenous Games will take place from July 16th to the 23rd.

Learn more about NAIG and follow Team Saskatchewan Volleyball

Take Action! LTAD for Girls and Young Women Presentations

Approximately 1 in 4 girls will leave sport during adolescence. As sports and physical activity organizations look for solutions to this, CAAWS is here to help! We are now offering LTAD for Girls and Young Women in-person presentations and webinars, providing information on key issues central to supporting girls and young women as athletes and leaders as well as practical recommendations for coaches, recreation leaders, teachers, and sport administrators.

Learn more and book your presentation today!

Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case

Status of Women Canada is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Governor General’s Awards in Commemoration of the Persons Case and encourages nominations for someone who has demonstrated leadership and excellence in advancing gender equity in Canada. Do you know someone deserving of this recognition? The deadline for nominations for the 2017 awards is Monday, July 3rd.

Click here for more information and to view the nomination package

Upcoming Dates

June 15th, 2017
– CAAWS Leading the Way Webinar: Register Here
June 27th, 2017
– CAAWS Women and Leadership Workshops: Conflict Management, Leading with Confidence (Brandon, MB)
July 16 – 23, 2017
– North American Indigenous Games (Toronto, ON)
July 28 – August 13, 2017
– Canada Summer Games (Winnipeg, MB)
September 23rd, 2017
– University Health Network – Concussion in Women and Girls Conference (Toronto, ON) Register Here

For more information on CAAWS upcoming events, visit our calendar.

Congratulations to…

Amy Walsh on being inducted into the Canada Soccer Hall of Fame
Catherine Gosselin-Després, Executive Director of Sport for the Canadian Paralympic Committee on being named one of this year’s winners of the 5 to Watch Awards – Canada’s Sports Business Awards
Canadian soccer players and Olympic medallists Josée Bélanger, Jonelle Filigno, Robyn Gayle and Kaylyn Kyle on their retirement
Trailblazing basketball coach Olga Hrycak and long-time athletic director and basketball head coach Coleen Dufresne on their U SPORTS award recognition