June Newsletter: Black Lives Matter & Rally for Equity
Systemic anti-black racism and injustice have been the lived experience of the Black community for generations, and our shared responsibility to act is clear. Canadian Women & Sport’s vision is to achieve equity for all girls and women, within and through sport. The goals of the anti-racist and gender equity movements are linked and, in many ways, cannot be achieved separately. This is a moment of reckoning. We must examine and address the biases that exist within our work at Canadian Women & Sport and in the sport system.
Rally For Equity
Data is a powerful tool to help us find solutions for gender equity in sport. Today, we’re releasing The Rally Report, a new state-of-the-nation study about sport participation and leadership opportunities for girls and women in Canada.
Our research shows that 1 in 3 girls who participate in sport will drop out in late adolescence, compared to 1 in 10 boys.
We last produced a report like this in 2016, and we believe it’s time to continue the conversation: to acknowledge the advancement we’ve made towards gender equity, and to dig into the data that shows we still have work to do.
The Rally Report was produced in partnership with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities with research completed by IMI International.
June 16: It’s Rally Time!
Join some of Canada’s top athletes to discuss why we need more girls in the game. This live Q&A will be hosted by Ailish Forfar and feature Sarah Nurse, Rosie MacLennan, Annie Guglia, Marissa Papaconstantinou, and Kayla Alexander. Register here!
Return to Sport
Sport in Canada has been upended, and unless we’re careful, girls and women may be left on the sidelines of the recovery. Here are four ways to make women and girls part of your return to sport and play plans
June is Pride Month!
Take some time to learn how to create safe sport environments for and work with LGBTQI2S athletes and coaches, and explore other resources specifically on trans inclusion from Canadian Women & Sport and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.
The best and most efficient way to create inclusive plans is to have an inclusive process and having more women in decision making-roles is key. Read our guide for how to achieve gender parity on sport boards.
In our most recent Experts Connect webinar series, we invited three experts to give their take on how to keep girls engaged and promote social connection, even while sport programming is currently postponed. Watch them here.