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

June 2016

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In this Issue

  1. CAAWS Announces New CEO
  2. Fuelling Women Champions – Champions Fund
  3. Preparing for the Future – Building Leadership Skills in Young Women
  4. Injury Prevention for Female Athletes
  5. Upcoming Events
  6. Congratulations to…

1. CAAWS Announces New CEO

“Involvement in sport and physical activity from a young age was key to me developing a strong sense of self and of community. My goal is for every girl and woman to feel as encouraged and well-supported as I was then and am today.”

Powerful words from CAAWS’ new leader and CEO, Allison Sandmeyer-Graves! The full press release on this announcement can be found on the CAAWS website.

2. Fuelling Women Champions – Champions Fund

Canada’s dairy farmers have unveiled a $100K grant program for female amateur sport through the Fuelling Women Champions movement.

CAAWS is excited to be a part of this initiative that will have such a tangible impact on women in sport. If you or an athlete you know could benefit from this exciting opportunity, we encourage you to share with your network! To learn more about the Champions Fund or to apply, visit the Women Champions website.

3. Preparing for the Future – Building Leadership Skills in Young Women

SIRCuit’s Athlete Pathways highlights the growing number of girls in sport and the noticeably large gap in women in sport leadership positions in their article Preparing for the Future – Building Leadership Skills in Young Women.

We believe in women pursuing leadership positions at all ages, and in all aspects of your career. Our Women and Leadership Program is a great source of inspiration and information.

Three things you can do today to make a difference:

1. Join the LinkedIn network today to connect with a likeminded community of leaders
2. Access our leadership resources to learn how to support women to achieve
3. Book a workshop for your organization or community

4. Injury Prevention for Female Athletes

As the Rio Olympics Games and Paralympic Games edges closer, teams and athletes are training hard to ensure they showcase their best at these historic Games. Did you know that women and girls are at increased risk for certain injuries because of biomechanical, physiological and psycho-social differences between females and males? Take a look and share the CAAWS publication Injury Prevention for Female Athletes to learn about the types of injuries athletes can be dealing with and how to help them through it!

5. Upcoming Events

June 21, 2016 – 20th Anniversary of National Aboriginal Day – To learn about ways to support participation and leadership by Aboriginal women in sport, contact us at caaws@caaws.ca

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

6. Congratulations to…

  • Brooke Henderson on winning the Women’s PGA championships
  • Natalie Lambert on being the first woman to be elected as chair of an ISU speed skating technical committee.
  • Canada Sports Hall of Fame inductees Annie Perrault, Stephanie Dixon, Sue Holloway and Colleen Jones.
  • Geri Donnelly, Diane Clement, Allison McNeill and Wendy Long on being inducted into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame.
  • President of the Canadian Olympic Committee Tricia Smith on being nominated to serve as a member of the International Olympic Committee.

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