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If you dream and allow yourself to dream you can do anything

– Clara Hughes

Sport For Life Summit

Join us for discussions focused on girls and women in the Canadian sport landscape as CAAWS presents at the Sport for Life Summit in Gatineau, Quebec on January 24th & 25th!

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CAAWS is on the Road!

Over the next 2 months, CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves will be traveling across Canada for events that will gather members of the sport system to discuss a variety of topics, from keeping girls in sport to increasing the engagement of women in sport leadership.

February 27, 2018 – Winnipeg MB
March 8, 2018 – Vancouver BC
March 23, 2018 – Saskatoon SK
March 27, 2018 – Halifax NS

To learn more about what’s happening in your province, check out our calendar!

Upcoming Webinars

Build your Understanding!

Leading the way: Latest Research and Promising Practices and Resources for LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport.

A discussion on Guylaine Demers’ current research on the sport experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender athletes and the implications for sport organizations. 

When: Thursday, February 15th, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
Presenters: Jennifer Birch-Jones, CAAWS & Guylaine Demers, Professor, Laval University & President, Égale Action
Register Now!

For the French webinar date, click here. 

Increase Your Awareness! 

The Impact of Body Image on the Retention of Adolescent Female Athletes

Girls continue to drop out of sport at higher rates than boys. Research led by Dr. Catherine Sabiston at the University of Toronto, discovered that weight commentary and body talk from parents, peers, coaches, teammates and opponents, all contributed to poor sport experiences, ultimately leading to drop-out. This webinar will discuss the research findings and provide recommendations for coaches and other sport leaders to help reduce body image challenges. 


When: Thursday, March 1st, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
Presenter: Dr. Catherine Sabiston (Canada Research Chair in Physical Activity and Mental Health, University of Toronto)
Register Now!

Call for Community Partners

CAAWS is looking for sites in Ontario to host a one-day workshop focused on building a foundation of physical literacy for women 55-70+. Partner with us to help empower women to achieve longevity of mind, body, and spirit through movement!

For more information on hosting a workshop between January and March 2018 please contact Shelley Callaghan, Project Consultant, at: 

LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport

CAAWS Position Statement – Trans Inclusion in Sport

CAAWS is very pleased to share our position statement on trans inclusion in sport. Our position statement affirms our support for the CCES’s Creating Inclusive Environments for the Trans Participants in Canadian Sport – Guidance for Sport Organizations (2016) but also further speaks to some of the issues specific to girls and women in sport. The position statement can be accessed here.

CAAWS welcomes feedback on our position statement and looks forward to further conversations on this important topic. Please email any feedback to

Celebration of Women and Sport LGBTQI2S Workshop Resources

To access resources from the Leading the Way workshop, click here!

Upcoming Dates

January 23rd – 25th, 2018

– Sport 4 Life Summit, presentation from CAAWS

February 18th, 2018
– Women and Leadership Workshop: Effective Communication (Digby, NS)

February 24th, 2018
– LTAD Considerations for Girls and Young Women Workshop- (Sport Aurora)

February 27th, 2018
– Actively Engaging Women and Girls in Recreation, Physical Activity, and Sport Workshop (Manitoba, AB)

March 8th, 2018
– International Women’s Day #PressForProgress
– Taking Action for Women in Sport Leadership Event (Vancouver, BC
– Women and Leadership Workshop: Effective Communication (Whistler, BC)
– Women on Boards for Organizations Webinar (Sask Sport Inc)

March 14th, 2018
– LTAD Considerations for Girls and Young Women Webinar (FR) – Register Here

April 14th, 2018
– Leading with Confidence Workshop (Calgary, AB) 
– Women on Boards for Organizations Presentation (Calgary, AB)

April 15th, 2018
– Leading with Confidence Workshop (Edmonton, AB) 
– Women on Boards for Organizations Presentation (Edmonton, AB)

May 12th, 2018
– LTAD Considerations for Girls and Young Women Workshop (Toronto, ON)

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

Congratulations to…

Sarah- Anne Brault and Brenda Eaton on their elections to Triathlon Canada’s Board of Directors.

Dasha Peregoudova and Ashley LaBrie for leading the charge to represent Canada in Washington, D.C. to sign a Universal Declaration of Player Rights. For more information, click here.

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