Environmental Scan Checklist

A PDF or online assessment tool developed by The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to measure the extent to which a municipality or organization o

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.

Same Game

Canadian Women & Sport/Femme et Sport au Canada developed the Same Game toolkit, which provides sports organizations and leaders a step-by-step guide on enacting gender equity in their activities, organizations, and leadership.

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


Aim2Be is a fun, free healthy living app for Canadian families that works for those who actively use it. One small step at a time, families work together to level up to a healthier and happier life. There’s an app for parents and an app for kids 10+ years.

#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.

Gender Equity in Sport and Recreation

This brochure will primarily focus on gender equity as it pertains to girls and young women in community recreation settings.



Equity & Inclusion Lens Snapshot – Women

This Snapshot created by the City for All Women Initiative was used to inform the work developed and implemented in their Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook. It is one of 11 Diversity Snapshots.



Equity & Inclusion Lens Diversity Snapshot- Aboriginal Peoples, First Nations, Inuit, Métis

This Snapshot created by the City for All Women Initiative was used to inform the work developed and implemented in their Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook. It is one of 11 Diversity Snapshots.



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.  

Gender Equity in Sport and Physical Activity Policy

Women are historically and significantly underrepresented in all areas of sport participation, especially in terms of management, administration, coaching, and officiating.


#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.

Accessibility Audit Tool

This easy-to-follow checklist from viaSport will help an organization determine their level(s) of accessibility. It also provides concrete examples of how to make all aspects of programming and facilities more inclusive and accessible for everyone. It is organized around six pillars of accessibility.


Gender Equity Self-Assessment Tool

This self–assessment tool is designed for use by community sport and physical activity providers (municipal recreation departments, boys and girls clubs, Ys, etc.) to assess whether their programs, services and facilities meet an acceptable standard of gender equity. Results will help organizations actively engage women and girls as participants and leaders.

Good Practices for Creating Gender-Equitable Boards in Sport

Canadian Women & Sport (formerly The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity -CAAWS), supports and champions Sport Canada’s objective of achieving gender equity in sport at all levels by 2035. CAAWS believes it begins at the top: ensuring gender-equitable boards of directors.