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CAAWS – CAAWS Celebrates International Women’s Day

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Ottawa, March 8, 2016 – In celebration of International Women’s Day, 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. The report is designed to inform, educate and inspire action across Canada so girls and women can reap all the benefits that participation in sport has to offers. 

“There have been improvements in terms of engagement and participation of girls and women in sport, but as the report suggests, there is still gender inequity for Canadian women in sport,” CAAWS Executive Director Karin Lofstrom stated.  “The report provides statistics and findings on the inequity and provides recommendations for future action. I encourage you to read the report and get involved in implementing the recommendations.”

CAAWS will also be celebrating International Women’s Day with a full-day Women and Leadership event on March 10th, with Olympian and Fuelling Women Champion ambassador Natalie Spooner speaking at the celebration luncheon.  Natalie is in Ottawa to take part in the Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) Clarkson Cup events (March 11th-13th).

View the resources:
Download: Research publication 
Download: Research publication summary 
Download: Infographic 

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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Contact:

Haley Wolfenden

Communications, Marketing and Events Manager

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

613-562-5667 | hwolfenden@caaws.ca