The Sport Information Resource Centre
The Sport Information Resource Centre

This week a recommendation report from the Federal-Provincial/Territorial (F-P/T) Sport Committee’s Work Group on Women and Girls in Sport was released, aimed at increasing the participation and leadership of women and girls in all aspects of sport. The report outlines an ultimate vision for women and girls in sport, details strategic outcomes that must be achieved to realize that vision, and provides recommendations for F-P/T governments. Highlights include a call for accountability mechanisms, incentivized and enforced by F-P/T funding bodies; the use of research and data to inform program design and decision-making; equitable portrayal and promotion of women and girls in the sport media; and a continued emphasis on preventing and addressing abuse, harassment and discrimination.