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CAAWS – Join Guylaine Demers and Jennifer Birch-Jones for an informative webinar on working with LGBT athletes and coaches.

Ottawa, February 8, 2016 – These webinars will profile CAAWS’ resource developed for coaches and sport administrators to learn best practices and tips to make sport more welcoming to LGBT athletes and coaches (Leading the Way). During the session, key topics from the resource will be highlighted, including taking stock in your organization, how to use inclusive language and address disrespectful language, dealing with an LGBT athlete or coach coming out to you, addressing locker room concerns, and more. The webinar will end with time for participant questions and discussion.

The French version will take place on February 24th, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST, led by Guylaine Demers, professor at Laval University and President of Égale Action.

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The English version will take place on March 22nd, 2016 at 12:00pm – 1:30pm EST, led by Jennifer Birch-Jones, CAAWS Addressing Homophobia in Sport Project Lead and resource author.

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The Leading the Way resource can be downloaded for free at:

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to creating an equitable sport and physical activity system in which girls and women are actively engaged as participants and leaders.  CAAWS provides a number of services, programs and resources to a variety of clients, including sport and physical activity organizations, teachers, coaches, athletes, volunteers, health professionals and recreation leaders.  Since 1981, CAAWS has worked in close cooperation with government and non-government organizations on activities and initiatives that advocate for positive change for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

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Haley Wolfenden

Communications, Marketing and Events Manager

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

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