TOOLKIT

Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use

All Resources

The resources in this section reflect the four different areas of focus of this project. Beyond those, we have added resources that provide general information about the topic of gender equity as well as resources that address the issue of leadership for women in recreation and sport.

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Workshop #4 — Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?
Workshop #4 — Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood?

This workshop will explore non-traditional ways of understanding the community and, specifically, those who do not typically participate in recreation.

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Workshop #4 — Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood? (Slide Deck)
Workshop #4 — Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood? (Slide Deck)community-engagementdocument
Workshop #3 — Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data
Workshop #3 — Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data

This workshop will focus on OUTCOME evaluation in general with specific application to gender equity initiatives and understanding the impact of this work.

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Workshop #3 — Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data (Slide Deck)
Workshop #3 — Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data (Slide Deck)evaluationdocument
Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities
Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities

This workshop will focus on two basic elements related to gender equity and the design of recreation facilities.

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Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities (Slide Deck)
Workshop #2 — Understanding How Facility Design Can Support the Use of Facilities by Girls, Women and People of Diverse Gender Identities (Slide Deck)facility-designdocument
Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment
Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment

The workshop focused on three specific topics regarding organizational support for girls, women and gender diverse individuals.

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Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Slide Deck)
Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Slide Deck)organizational-culturedocument
Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Action Planning Worksheet)
Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Action Planning Worksheet)organizational-cultureguide toolkit
Making Moves for Gender Equity (Ontario Soccer with CAAWS)
Making Moves for Gender Equity (Ontario Soccer with CAAWS)

Want the inside story on Ontario Soccer’s Gender Equity strategy?

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Supporting Newcomer Girls and Women through Sport (CWS)
Supporting Newcomer Girls and Women through Sport (CWS)

Quality engagement in physical activity can further the integration of newcomer women and girls into their communities and positively impact their overall quality of life.

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Gender Equity and Inclusion Facility Use Assessment (Sport Nova Scotia)
Gender Equity and Inclusion Facility Use Assessment (Sport Nova Scotia)

COMING SOON – A practical tool for organizations to identify strengths and opportunities to promote equity.

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Female Friendly Sport Infrastructure Guidelines
Female Friendly Sport Infrastructure Guidelines

The guidelines focus on three key enablers: Facility Planning and Design, Maximising Use (i.e., culture, programing, and Policy to Drive Change.

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Designing for Inclusivity: Strategies for Universal Washrooms and Change Rooms on Community and Recreation Facilities (HCMA Architecture and Design)
Designing for Inclusivity: Strategies for Universal Washrooms and Change Rooms on Community and Recreation Facilities (HCMA Architecture and Design)

This document explores the benefits of universal washrooms and change rooms and their provision in community and recreation facilities.

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Global Insights to Empower and Advance Women and Girls in Sport and Physical Activity (IWG)
Global Insights to Empower and Advance Women and Girls in Sport and Physical Activity (IWG)

Designed to empower and advance gender equity and equality for women and girls in sport and physical activity worldwide.

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National Policy Framework for Girls and Women in Sport 2030 (Queensland, Australia)
National Policy Framework for Girls and Women in Sport 2030 (Queensland, Australia)

This National Policy Framework for Women and Girls in Sport is for the Commonwealth and State/Territory government jurisdictions.

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The Leading Edge: Good Practices for Creating Gender-Equitable Boards in Sport
The Leading Edge: Good Practices for Creating Gender-Equitable Boards in Sport

This resource provides sport leaders with information and tips to enhance good practices or dial up efforts to support gender-equitable boards.

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Gender Equity is Good Governance – Lessons from the Sport Sector (SIRC)
Gender Equity is Good Governance – Lessons from the Sport Sector (SIRC)

Within the Canadian sport sector, these are three organizations that have implemented board gender equity into their governance documents.

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Women in Sport Leadership – 2021 Snapshot (CWS and E-Alliance)
Women in Sport Leadership – 2021 Snapshot (CWS and E-Alliance)

Research consistently proves that organizations that embrace gender equity outperform those that do not.

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Toolkit: Reframing Sport for Teenage Girls (Sport England)
Toolkit: Reframing Sport for Teenage Girls (Sport England)

Includes resources and key findings from the research which is funded by Sport England.

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Helping Women and Girls to Get Active: A Practical Guide (Sport England)
Helping Women and Girls to Get Active: A Practical Guide (Sport England)

This guide will help you get more women and girls in your area active – even if you’re not directly involved in the sport or leisure sector.

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Go Where Women Are: Insight on engaging women and girls in sport and exercise (Sport England)
Go Where Women Are: Insight on engaging women and girls in sport and exercise (Sport England)

“Go Where Women Are” is about engaging women in sport and exercise on their terms and in their space whether physically or emotionally.

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Making the Case: Physical Activity and Women 55-70 (CWS)
Making the Case: Physical Activity and Women 55-70 (CWS)

This resource provides concrete evidence that makes the case for investing in physical activity initiatives for women 55–70.

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Supporting Diversity: Everyone Wins – Community Sporting Clubs (Vic Health, Australia)
Supporting Diversity: Everyone Wins – Community Sporting Clubs (Vic Health, Australia)

The toolkit specifically aims to help clubs increase the involvement of women and girls, Aboriginal people and people from culturally diverse communities.

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Same Game: A step-by-step toolkit to bring your gender equity vision to life (CWS)
Same Game: A step-by-step toolkit to bring your gender equity vision to life (CWS)

An evidence-based, step-by-step, comprehensive online toolkit designed to help sport organizations bring their gender equity vision to life.

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Gender Equity Temperature Check (CWS)
Gender Equity Temperature Check (CWS)

This self–assessment tool is designed for all sport and physical activity organizations/providers who want to reap the benefits of greater gender equity within their organizations.

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Sex and Gender Diversity (CCES)
Sex and Gender Diversity (CCES)

As an advocate for sport that is fair, safe and open, the CCES has developed resources for the Canadian sport community to provide information and guidance for the inclusion of trans athletes.

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Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches (CWS)
Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches (CWS)

Based on the lived experiences of Canadian athletes and coaches, this resource highlights current issues in Canadian sport, from playground to podium.

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Gender Equity LENS (CWS)
Gender Equity LENS (CWS)

With this new e-module from Canadian Women & Sport, you’ll learn how to bring a gender lens to sport and reflect on how your decisions can impact people differently.

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Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants for Canadian Sport: Guidance for Sport Organizations (CCES)
Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants for Canadian Sport: Guidance for Sport Organizations (CCES)

This resource was developed to provide Canadian sport leaders further guidance on what an inclusive policy document should contain.

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