Women in Sport Work Group Recommendation Report
At their June 2016 meeting, Federal-Provincial/Territorial Ministers responsible for sport, physical activity and recreation (SPAR) identified “Increased participation of women and girls (reducing the gender gap) in sport” as one of the priorities for the SPAR intergovernmental table. The F-P/T Sport Committee (FPTSC) Work Group on Women and Girls in Sport was subsequently established in fall of 2016 with the mandate to provide recommendations to the FPTSC on initiatives aimed at increasing the participation of women and girls in all facets of sport.
The Work Group was co-chaired by Dr. Bruce Kidd and Dr. Guylaine Demers, and included government and NGO representatives from eight jurisdictions, with a broad variety of backgrounds and experiences. The Co-chairs presented the Work Group’s Recommendation Report to the FPTSC in October 2018. The Report is the result of a two-year investigation undertaken by the Work Group and included targeted consultations with the sport community to validate desired outcomes, inform implementation and identify priorities.