GENDER EQUITY IN RECREATIONAL SPORT
WORKSHOPS AND WEBINARS
Together with Canadian Women & Sport, CPRA has developed a series of educational workshops that focus on increasing the participation and retention of girls and women in recreational sport.
In 2020-21, the workshop series focused on engaging girls ages 9-15, as well as girls with intersecting identities. Each 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.
In 2021-22, the interactive 6-part series will 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.
CPRA created a five-part webinar series, offered in English and French, that focused on the unique needs and experiences of the project’s target populations. The webinars engaged recreational sport professionals, community practitioners, instructors and volunteers.
All of CPRA’s webinars can be found on the Bench.