Inclusion and equity for girls and women in sport is a growing priority for funders, governments, and society at large. It can also be an effective strategy for expanding the pipeline of participants, coaches, officials, and leaders. Aligning your organization with these priorities and this potential will help to position your sport for greater long-term success. This session will explore the efforts, impacts, challenges and learnings of two PSOs that have introduced initiatives aimed at improving gender equity in their sport. Drawing on these insights, the session will highlight key approaches that leaders and organizations can take in advancing their own initiatives.
In a phrase, the Sport for Life Society is a catalyst for change. Richard Way will present on how this new non-profit strives to improve the health and wellness of all Canadians by linking the sport, recreation, health, education, and government sectors through the alignment of programming across the municipal, provincial and national levels. He will present on how the organization aims to improve the quality of sport and to develop physical literacy, leading to greater excellence in sport and a healthier population that is active for life.
Concurrent Session 2D – Pathway to Safety and Risk Management: Approaches to Creating a Safe Environment
This session will highlight some key initiatives that are important in meeting the standards expected of sport governing bodies by parents, players and society in general. With the implementation of these initiatives also come challenges and the session will identify some of these challenges discussing ways that they can be mitigated. Finally the session will investigate some new approaches to managing risk within sport.