Go where women are: Insight on engaging women and girls in sport and exercise
Sport England’s report reviews physical activity offerings for women in England, why women have low participation rates, and how to address those low rates. This report offers a template for doing a similar review in your community, as well as a guideline on how to reach women in your community and help them be active.
Helping women and girls to get active: A practical guide
Building on Sport England’s report “Go Where Women Are”, this infographic guide has advice, tips and recommendations on how to make sport and physical activity much more accessible for women and girls, encouraging participation and retention.
Project Love Run
Project Love Run is a safe space for womxn to meet others, get their bodies moving, and discover the joy of running. Physical activity leaders can help people join one of the running groups or start their own chapter to help expand the network of safe and inclusive spaces for BIPOC womxn.
Gender Equity Temperature Check
This assessment tool from Canadian Women & Sport is designed to help organizations and groups perform a quick internal review of their gender equity practices. Achieving gender equity is a journey, and assessing practices at your organization is the first step to making sport and physical activity better for everyone.
Is your physical & health education class inclusive & inviting for all girls?
PHE Canada’s short infographic poster is a short checklist evaluation on if your class, physical activity or recreational space is inclusive for all girls of all ages and abilities or not. The goal is to create awareness and help educators and leaders foster supportive sport environments for girls and young women.
Engaging Girls and Young Women
Sport participation rates for female students decline as they get older, starting as early as grade 4, which is why PHE Canada developed this resource to help educators, and recreation and activity leaders identify best practices when it comes to engaging girls and young women in sport.
Celebrating Muslim Women in Sport
Hijabi Ballers was developed to help coaches, recreation and sport leaders make physical activity spaces and activities inclusive of Muslim female athletes.
She Plays infographic
viaSport's She Plays infographic provides leaders and groups a guide on how to create sport and physical activity experiences that take into consideration girls’ backgrounds, knowledge, and the barriers they may face when it comes to sport participation.
She Plays Project: Participant-centred design at work
The project used participant-centred design, a strategy that puts athletes’ experiences and needs at the forefront to empower and encourage them to participate in sport. This project focused on girls’ participation aged 11 to 14. This resource highlights the impact of this approach and shows key strategies that sport groups can use to create change.
Actively Engaging Women and Girls
This resource addresses the experiences of women and girls, the barriers they face in sport and physical activity participation, and how sport leaders and educators can take down those barriers and engage with them effectively.
This resource is provided by Sport for Life.
#ElleBouge #SheMoves Campaign
The #ElleBouge awareness campaign, developed by the Alberta Francophone Sport Federation (FSFA), aims to make women aware of physical activity and its benefits. #ElleBouge is a campaign that aims to encourage women to be more physically active. It is one of the first of its kind to be presented in Canada and both in French and English.
Advancing Equity & Inclusion - A Guide for Municipalities
This guide created by City for All Women Initiative and Partners, addresses inequities in resources, access and power which cost our communities and organizations socially and financially.
Equity & Inclusion Lens Handbook
This interactive tool created by the City for All Women Initiative and City of Ottawa, is to help users address systemic barriers and inequities people face and create a positive, respectful services representative of the community. This handbook is for everyone.
Gender Equality Policy
This policy and checklist created by Right to Play explicitly supports gender equality and the principles expressed in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
3 Ways to Cultivate Gender Diverse Leadership in Sport
Here are three ways to ensure your organizational behaviours are helping to build a stronger and inclusive sport system that creates a positive experience for all from viaSport.
All Youth Matter: Inclusion Training
viaSport's All Youth Matter: Inclusion Training is a four-hour workshop where participants are provided with tools, techniques and best practices to create inclusive sport, recreation and physical activity experiences for youth from underserved populations.
#LevelTheField is a province-wide movement that is working to create a more inclusive sport culture in BC by targeting under-represented groups, such as women and girls, persons with disabilities and those who identify with the LGBTQI2S community. You can sign up to follow the campaign at viaSport.