2021 WISE Fund Applications are Open!
Attention sport leaders: you’ve got 28 days to apply for your chance to receive $2500 to put towards initiatives for girls and women in sport.
Northwest Territories Soccer Association, previous WISE Fund recipient. Learn more about their initiative.
Statements from the United Nations and the Canadian Human Rights Commission outline the disproportionate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and girls and warn of the potential long-term consequences if a gender-equitable recovery plan is not prioritized. We want to support organizations to keep the momentum for gender equity work going in the right direction.
We also know that women and girls face additional barriers to sport participation beyond gender. That’s why this year we are awarding a minimum of 60% of grant funding to organizations or initiatives led by or directly serving women and girls who are Black, Indigenous, or people of colour, LGBTQI2S+, deaf, or people with disabilities.
- Tuesday, October 13 – Applications open
- Monday, November 9 – Applications close
- Early March 2021 – Recipients are announced
- Grant money must be spent by March 1st, 2022.
Please share far and wide and check out our website to read the grant criteria and application guide!
If you’re looking for inspiration on how to design programming and initiatives with equity for women and girls in mind, check out our new campaign She’s Got It All. This campaign highlights the unique barriers that women and girls face that discourage them from participating in sport, and the many ways that coaches, administrators, parents and guardians, allies, and corporations can take action to change the game. Learn more at http://yourrole.womenandsport.ca/.
We are grateful to Sport Canada for their support of both of these important projects.