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For decades there has been mounting evidence supporting the need to make a more substantial investment into research focused on gender in sport. E-Alliance – a multi-partner, pan-national, multidisciplinary research network – has been established to fill this gap and is building momentum towards its official launch in December.

This is the first research collaboration of its kind in Canadian history. Its creation will help to support the realization of the Federal Provincial-Territorial (FPT) priorities for gender equity in Canadian sport and various other sectors where women are underrepresented in areas of leadership and participation.

E-Alliance is led by three esteemed co-directors, each a renowned expert in their field: Dr. Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto), Dr. Guylaine Demers (Université Laval), and Dr. Ann Pegoraro (University of Guelph).

“Bringing together the research community, and key sport sector partners to focus on advancing gender equity will have a lasting impact on the Canadian sport system and firmly establish Canada as a leader in the global gender equity movement,” says Pegoraro.  

E-Alliance research will focus on girls, women, and those beyond and between the gender binary and how they are represented in sport participation and leadership at all levels. E-Alliance envisions a world where girls and women, non-binary and trans people, and everyone beyond and between, can freely experience the joys, challenges, achievements and fun of sport and movement cultures.

The group will be represented at the Sport Canada Research Initiative virtual conference, October 29-30, hosted by the Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC). The co-directors will lead a presentation about E-Alliance. Members of the scientific committee will also participate in presentations and the panel discussion.

The E-Alliance website will be launched in December. In the meantime, find them via social media:

Linkedin: @Ealliance

Twitter: @EallianceSport

Facebook: @ealliancesport