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GENDER EQUITY IN RECREATIONAL SPORT

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday Forums

Are you interested, or currently working on gender equity in sport, physical activity and recreation? Register for our upcoming Friday Forum!

There are a number of remaining Open Forum Fridays where people interested in gender equity in recreation and community sport can come together and discuss their successes, challenges and ideas. Register for one or all of the Friday Forums.

Register for specific dates here:

Explore empowering films and books highlighting women in sports, followed by insightful discussions. Register for specific dates here.

Join our Sharing Knowledge Fridays and connect with like-minded professionals across Canada committed to gender equity in recreation and community sport on CPRA’s The Bench – our free online platform. Join anytime, engage in discussions, ask questions, and share your experiences.

Explore the agenda and learn more about the engaging topics we’ll be covering here : CPRA Gender Equity Flyer

Access Past Webinars and Workshops

Since the inception of our projects focusing on gender equity in recreation and community sport, CPRA has hosted a number of webinars and workshops, engaging recreation, sport, and physical activity professionals and volunteers. We are pleased to provide you with an opportunity to view a number of these learning tools.

  • In partnership with Canadian Women and Sport, CPRA developed a series of educational workshops that focused on increasing the participation and retention of girls and women in recreational sport.

o The first series focused on engaging girls ages 9-15, as well as girls with intersecting identities. The 90-minute interactive session applied a gender lens to sport and recreation program design, and participants learned how to holistically design programs to meet the psycho-social needs of girls, in an effort to increase their participation and retention in sport and recreation. “Keeping Girls in Sport”, a resource produced by Jump start, CAAWS, and the CAC played a central role in this training.

o A second series – an interactive 6-part series provided recreation and sport leaders with practical information on how to get and keep adult women active. The presenters highlighted the diversity of adult women and their many intersecting identities with specific considerations provided to engage women 55+, new mothers, Indigenous women and newcomer women. Each 90-minute session explored what motivates women to participate, and how to apply strategies to increase the participation of adult women in active living programs. Each part in the series highlighted unique programs as case studies and featured regional guest speakers with expertise in leading successful recreation and sport programs for women.

Visit CPRA’s YouTube channel to view recordings of these workshops.

o CPRA presented four FREE workshops, each on a different aspect of gender equity and recreation that sought to build organizational capacity: (1) Creating a Strong Culture and Shared Commitment; (2) Who are the People in Your Neighbourhood? (Creative community engagement); (3) Understanding how Facility Design can Attract and Encourage Use by Girls, Women and Gender-diverse Individuals; and (4) Evaluating Outcomes Using the Best Questions and Data.