Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Optimizing Facility Use
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.
|Sexism in the Playground. Why making space for girls matters|
Some experts say the design of many playgrounds is sexist, as much more space is devoted to boys, who tend to play sports more than girls.
|Are you afraid of the dark T.O?|
Are You Afraid of the Dark T.O? is a temporary public outdoor installation for young women and girls that will use unique seating arrangements and LED lighting to improve perceptions of safety at night and encourage after-dark use.
|Helping women say “yes” to golf|
In this blog, Lindsay Knowlton offers strategies and tips, based on research and her own experiences, to help golf clubs and organizations create inclusive, welcoming environments that help women say “yes” to golf.
|Girls and outdoor play: looking for more equality and equity|
This article is an overview of the relationships between boys and girls in public space. Based on an extensive literature review and own research we look at the causes of this gender inequality as well at the possible solutions.
|What is Intersectionality?|
Intersectionality is a concept that can help policy makers and sport programmers understand how different types of discrimination – like racism, homophobia, and ableism – combine to prevent some women and girls from participating in sport.
|She Belongs: Building Social Connection for Lasting Participation in Sport|
Through positive sport experiences, girls are more likely to reap the benefits of sport participation and grow into confident and motivated leaders.
|Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace|
These whiteboard animation videos on the 13 factors in the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace will be a helpful resource for all workplaces in Ottawa. Let’s keep the conversation going about mental health. Each of the videos has a facilitator’s guide to help get the conversation started.
|Understanding Psychosocial Factors and Hazards|
The psychosocial factors described in Guarding Minds are elements that psychologically and/or socially impact the health, safety and well-being of employees, either positively or negatively.
|Questions to help leaders develop a psychologically safe organizational culture|
Researchers Kelloway and Barling have said that virtually every outcome variable in the field of occupational health psychology is empirically related to organizational leadership.
|Women’s Experiences of Changing in a Public Change Room|
In this paper, I argue that everyday spaces such as change rooms and locker rooms are important spaces in which social understandings of the female body manifest.
|Playing for team motherhood: Returning to team sport after childbirth|
Motherhood and a decrease in physical activity participation often go hand in hand. Specifically, early motherhood is a time when women have some of their lowest rates of sport participation.
|Creating Inclusive Environments for Trans Participants in Canadian Sport|
This document outlines the Expert Working Group’s policy and practice recommendations, and is being made available to Canadian sport organizations to help in their work towards making their sport more inclusive.
|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.
|Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Slide Deck)||Organizational Culture|
|Workshop #1 — Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment (Action Planning Worksheet)||Organizational Culture|
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.