March 2015
In this Issue
1. The 2015 WISE Fund Recipients
2. New Gender Equity Assessment Tools
3. Workshop on Physical Literacy for Women 55 to 70+
4. Upcoming Free Webinars
5. Contractor Opportunity with CAAWS – CAC
6. Women and Sponsorship – Study
7. Commonwealth Games Gender Equity Report
8. Upcoming Events
9. Other Notables in Brief
10. Congratulations

1. The 2015 WISE Fund Recipients
CAAWS is pleased to support and recognize the efforts of our 10 WISE Fund grant recipients in developing their leadership skills as coaches and officials, and in offering sport programs that will give girls and women an opportunity to be actively engaged. The Women in Sport Encouragement (WISE) Fund was created to support women leaders and organizations that are offering or creating positive opportunities and programming experiences for girls and women in sport. See all the recipient summaries
2. New Gender Equity Assessment Tools
CAAWS is excited to launch two Gender Equity Assessment Tools for the Canadian sport and physical activity sector. The tools are designed to help community sport and physical activity providers, as well as sport clubs and provincial/territorial sport organizations, assess current levels of gender equity and set goals for improvement.
Download the tools 
3. Workshop on Physical Literacy for Women 55 to 70+
Interested in learning how to build a foundation of physical literacy for women 55 to70+? This pilot workshop for instructors and coaches will take place in Toronto on Friday March 27 and is free (20 spots). Participants will learn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active, what helps build their confidence/ competence in physical activity and sport, and will receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). Register now
4. Upcoming Free Webinars
March 25 – Ontario CS4L Success Stories
Over the past two years, CAAWS has collaborated with a number of Ontario sport and physical activity organization to support the development of initiatives to increase participation and leadership opportunities for women and girls. This webinar will profile these projects and share the learnings and experiences of each organization. Register now.Mars 30 – Montrer le chemin : Travailler avec des athlètes et des entraîneurs LGBT
Cette séance trace les grandes lignes de la nouvelle ressource de lutte à l’homophobie en sport développée par l’ACAFS. Cette ressource vise spécifiquement les entraîneurs et les administrateurs pour qu’ils en apprennent davantage sur les meilleures pratiques qui rendront le sport plus accueillant pour les athlètes et entraîneurs LGBT. Register now.

 

Webinar recordings are available online if you are unable to participate at the scheduled time.See the complete list of webinars

 

5. Contractor Opportunity with CAAWS – CAC
CAAWS, in partnership with Coaching Association of Canada (CAC), is looking for an experienced project manager to lead the Female Coach Mentorship Model Project. The project, which will run for 30 months, will endeavour to increase opportunities for the advancement of women coaches across Canada through the piloting of a sustainable mentorship model. Apply for this position by March 26
6. Women and Sponsorship – Study
The Canadian Sponsorship Landscape Study probes sponsors, properties and agencies in order to best capture data on the Canadian sponsorship landscape. The latest CSLS (9th annual) will explore the most recent trends in sponsorship spending, take a look at global sponsorship from a Canadian perspective and examine the role of women in sponsorship. 

If you represent a sponsor, a property and or an agency working on sponsorship in Canada, you can confidentially complete the survey online (www.sponsorshiplandscape.ca). Results will be presented at the Canadian Sponsorship Forum in Edmonton, June 4-6, 2015 and the final report will be available online free of charge in August 2015.

 

7. Commonwealth Games Gender Equity Report
“The 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow created the highest percentage of medal events for women – 48.5% – of any major games in history, a significant step towards the realization of the Commonwealth Games Federation’s vision of gender equality. Yet, the actual participation of women athletes in the Glasgow Games did not show the same progress; only 41.2% of the actual competitors were women.” Report by Bruce Kidd and Mark Norman of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies (CSPS) at the University of Toronto. Download a copy.
8. Upcoming Events
Mar 19 – CAAWS Workshop: Influencing Change (Brandon)
– CAAWS Workshop: Conflict Resolution (Halifax)
Mar 22 – CAAWS Workshop: Conflict Resolution (Saskatoon)
Mar 25 – Webinar: Ontario CS4L Success Stories (online)
Mar 30 – CAAWS Workshop: Conflict Resolution (Scarborough)
Apr 16, 17 – Body Image and Self Esteem Conference (Toronto)
Apr 18 – CAAWS Workshop: Effective Communication (Bridgewater, NS)
Apr 25 – Workshop: Conflict Resolution (SCMB AGM)
Apr 27 – CAAWS Workshop: Influencing Change (Scarborough, ON) 

For more information on CAAWS’ upcoming events visit our calendar.

 

9. Other Notables in Brief
• An average audience of 1.05 million watched the thrilling Scott Tournament of Hearts Women’s curling Final on TSN.
• Sportsnet provided 30 hours of coverage of CIS hockey and basketball championships last weekend including all of the women’s semis and finals and a selection of other games.
• The Equity and Equality Committee of CIS now has a twitter account: @cis_sicEQT 
10. Congratulations
Jasmine Northcott, Executive Director of AthletesCAN for the past 14 years was announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of Water Ski and Wakeboard Canada. Jasmine is a former CAAWS Board Member.
Linda Marquis, the Head Coach for Laval University and former Team Canada coach, retired at the conclusion of the CIS Final 8. She coached over 12 years with Canada Basketball and 31 years with Laval University.• Two-time synchronized swimming Olympian, Élise Marcotte, was appointed assistant Chef de Mission for the Pan Am Games, replacing Josée Grand’Maître, who has taken a full time job with the Canadian Olympic Committee.
Chantal Petitclerc, Canada’s most successful Paralympian, was named winner of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) International Women’s Day Recognition Award
Sandra Post becomes the 1st honoured member and 1st female to Chair the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame Selection Committee
CAAWS has passed the 10,000 follower landmark on Twitter.

 

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