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

In this Issue

  1. Women in Sport: Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation
  2. CAAWS’ International Women’s Day Event
  3. International Women’s Day
  4. Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches webinars
  5. Internship Opportunity
  6. Featured CAAWS video
  7. Upcoming Events
  8. Congratulations to…

1. Women in Sport: Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation

CAAWS, in partnership with the Canada’s dairy farmers’ Fuelling Women Champions initiative, have released the Women in Sport: Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation report on the status of female sport participation in Canada.

Read the report and resources, as well as the press release.

2. CAAWS’ International Women’s Day Event

CAAWS would like to thank everyone who joined us for the International Women’s Day Event on March 10th! It was a great turnout, and CAAWS was able to share some important statistics and findings from the Fuelling Women Champions report.

There was also a group of approximately 40 women who attended the two Women and Leadership workshops: Effective Networking and Life Balance. Thank you to Shelley Coolidge and Sue Holloway for facilitating these very important workshops. Thank you also to Aline Lafreniere for emceeing the luncheon and Natalie Spooner for joining us to speak to the group about her path to becoming a gold medallist at the Olympics.

3. International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day’s (IWD) theme this year was Pledge for Parity, as the slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress estimated the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133.

CAAWS saw a great deal of support in closing this gender gap on social media on IWD. The Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough, quoted CAAWS resources on a social media post on the alarming stats of female participation, and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also acknowledged the need for change.

4. Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches webinars

This webinar 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. 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 webinar, in English, 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.
Register now!

The French webinar, hosted by Guylaine Demers, took place in February. You can now access the archived webinar on Youtube.

5. Internship Opportunity

CAAWS has an internship opportunity for a current University/College student, or a recent graduate looking to gain valuable experience in the sport and physical activity sector.

Visit the CAAWS website for more details and for information on how to apply.

6. Featured CAAWS video

The featured CAAWS video this month will look back at an interview with CAAWS Executive Director, Karin Lofstrom. It is important to re-visit the topic of keeping girls and women involved in sport after the release of the Fuelling Women Champions report.

Watch the video.

7. Upcoming Events

March 22, 2016 – Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches English Webinar with Jennifer Birch-Jones
March 30, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Influencing Change (Regina, SK)
April 1, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Networking (Calgary, AB)
April 5, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Conflict Management (Toronto, ON)
April 6, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Effective Networking (North Battleford, SK)
April 9, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Life Balance & Networking (Calgary, AB)
April 30, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Effective Communication & Conflict Management (Halifax, NS)
May 3, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Effective Communication (Toronto, ON)
May 6, 2016 – Leadership Workshop: Effective Networking (Saskatoon, SK)

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

8. Congratulations to…

  • Lorie Kane on being elected to the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame.
  • Katherine Henderson, who will be the new CEO of Curling Canada.
  • Former CAAWS Chair, Nicole Smith, on being named Chef de Mission for team New Brunswick for the 2017 Canada Summer Games.
  • Bev Smith, who was named to the Pac 12 Century Team.
  • Canadian athletes Karina Leblanc, Andrea Burk, Jenn Neil, Britt Laverdure, Niki Jacques and Meaghan Howat on being selected by EY’s Women’s Athletes Business Network (WABN) for a year-long mentoring program.

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