Spotlight on Women in Coaching – September 2020 Newsletter
This week was National Coaches Week and Gender Equality Week in Canada – a perfect time for us to reflect on how we can showcase and support the incredible women coaches across the country who are dedicated leaders and mentors to so many
Women in coaching deserve the opportunity to excel, to be challenged, to make mistakes – and continue to grow. They deserve mentors who are attentive and inspiring, policies that are supportive of their professional development, and to show up to their practices without worrying whether someone will question if they belong on the bench.
We want to say thank you to all the women in coaching who are working to overcome boundaries and surpass expectations, all the while acting as incredible role models for young women and girls in sport.
Women in Coaching
Read our National Coaches Week blog for recommendations on how the sport community can support women in coaching to bounce back from COVID-19, and Read the Coaching Association of Canada’s recommendations on how to recruit and retain women as coaches.
Hear from Canadian Athletes
Join Canadian athletes of all levels to discuss why we need to Change the Game to keep women and girls in sport. We’ll be hosting Q&As exploring benefits and barriers for women in sport – register for our first French panel on October 6 and our first English panel on October 20.
Plan Your Path to Equity
Is your organization looking to create a gender equity action plan, but not sure where to start? Join our webinar on September 30 to learn more about our newest DIY tool, Same Game – an evidence based, step-by-step online toolkit designed to help sport organizations bring their gender equity vision to life.
Let Caster Run
We support the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport’s position that the recent decision by a Swiss federal tribunal to uphold exclusionary World Athletics regulations is deeply flawed. Watch this interview with our CEO Allison Sandmeyer-Graves to learn how this decision, which in this moment primarily impacts South African runner Caster Semenya, threatens equity for women in sport on a broader scale
Black Canadian Coaches Association
The Black Canadian Coaches Association (BCCA) is accepting member applications. All supporters of racial equity for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in the sports community are welcome to join.
WISE Fund Criteria
With the support of Sport Canada, the 2021 WISE Fund will grant 30 organizations $2500 to advance gender equity in Canadian sport. Read the criteria and application process on our website – and be prepared to submit when applications open on October 13
Keeping Girls in Sport
If you’re a coach looking for professional development opportunities, consider taking the Keeping Girls in Sport e-learning module to learn how to create safe and respectful environments for girls to participate in sport and physical activity.