- CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
- CAAWS CELEBRATING WOMEN AND GAMES
- GRANT OPPORTUNITY: INCREASING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND SPORT
PARTICIPATION FOR ONTARIO WOMEN 55-70+
- INSTITUT NATIONAL DU SPORT DU QUEBEC HOSTS FIRST AGM
- PETRO-CANADA SPORT LEADERSHIP SPORTIF – REGISTRATION
- GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN’S SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
1. CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
CAAWS travels to Scotland - CAAWS Executive
Director, Karin Lofstrom, will be attending the International
Association of Physical Education and Sport for Girls and
Women (IAPESGW) Executive Board meeting and the International
Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport (ICSEMIS)
2012 in Glasgow (UK) from July 19-24, 2012. On July 19, CAAWS
Board member, Dr. Guylaine Demers (Quebec, QC) will join a
panel discussion on behalf of Laval University titled Are
we there yet? International perspectives on LGBT inclusion
in sport. The panel will be chaired by Vicki Krane
(USA) and will also include Pat Griffin (USA), Caroline Symons
(Australia) and Ya-Ting Shang (USA).
Addressing Homophobia in Sport: Making Sport Better
– CAAWS joined the You Can Play Project
at the British Columbia Hockey Annual General Meeting in Whistler,
BC. On June 23rd, Dr. Simone Longpre from the University of
British Columbia delivered a one hour presentation on how
to make sport more welcoming to sexual and gender diversity.
The workshop was well received and CAAWS is looking forward
to further discussions with BC Hockey on how to further support
their efforts in making hockey more welcoming to LGBTQ persons.
Great Response to CAAWS’ On the Move Incentive
Grants – Thanks to all those who applied for
CAAWS’ On the Move Incentive Grants, designed to increase
opportunities for inactive girls and young women to participate
in sport and physical activity. Seventy two applications were
received; selections will be announced in the next Loop. CAAWS
acknowledges the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their support
of this project. Click
here for more information about CAAWS’ On the Move
CAAWS looking for the Most Influential Women in 2012
– While following Canada’s women at the London
Olympic and Paralympic Games, CAAWS wants your help to identify
powerful and influential women in sport and physical activity.
In the coming months, CAAWS will be seeking your input for
its Most Influential Women in Sport and Physical Activity
List for 2012. Who is an influential women?
She may be a podium athlete who has achieved national and/or
international recognition, or has had to overcome challenges
but lead by example. Perhaps she is a volunteer or a Mission
Staff team member who’s donated countless hours to coaching
or organizing. She may be making a significant impact in physical
activity. Or she is an executive who has led an organization
or team with a clear defined vision. It may even be someone
in the print or broadcast media who influences coverage of
girls and women at the Games. The key is that she is influential
in the 2012 calendar year. See our past lists for info.
CAAWS will be accepting nominations starting November 2012
– stay tuned for more details!
2. CAAWS CELEBRATING WOMEN AND GAMES
CAAWS' special Olympic and Paralympic website to celebrate
Canadian women athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers
at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. These women will
amaze and motivate you. During the Games, follow CAAWS on
Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date on women's events.
Visit Women at the Games on http://caaws.ca/olympics/.
3. GRANT OPPORTUNITY: INCREASING PHYSICAL
ACTIVITY AND SPORT PARTICIPATION FOR ONTARIO WOMEN 55-70+
CAAWS, with support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation,
is offering incentive grants to groups and/or organizations
interested in increasing physical activity and sport participation
among Ontario women aged 55-70+. Activities that will be funded
- Modification of existing physical activity/sport programs
(communication, structure, leaders, environments, etc.)
to make them more appealing to women 55-70+;
- Development of new physical activity/sport programs specifically
for women 55-70+;
- Training women 55-70+ to be physical activity/sport leaders.
Application Deadline: August 31,
Project Timeline: October 2012 – April
Funds available: $2,000 per grant (five grants
To review and/or download the application form and guidelines,
visit CAAWS’ website at www.caaws.ca/women55plus.
Grant decisions will be made by October 1, 2012. If you have
any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Shelley Callaghan
4. INSTITUT NATIONAL DU SPORT DU QUEBEC
HOSTS FIRST AGM
The Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec)
hosted its first ever Annual General Meeting (AGM) on June
27 in Montreal, Québec. Formerly known as Centre national
multisport-Montréal, INS Québec’s vision
is to allow all high-level Québec athletes and coaches
to benefit from support comparable to the best practices in
At their meeting, INS Québec formally appointed members
to their Board of Directors who will endeavour to achieve
the organization’s objectives, adopt best practices
and optimize the services they provide to clients. The organization
implemented a new governance model of transparency which provides
athletes, coaches, the sport federations and associate members
with a voice at the AGM. The constitution of this new organization
also stipulates that the Board of Directors is to be made
up of four women and four men.
Congratulations to the following women elected to form the
Board of Directors 2012-2013 of the Institut national du sport
- Guylaine Bernier (Montréal | Renewed Mandate)
*Former CAAWS Board Member*
- Johanne Derome (Montréal | Renewed Mandate)
- Guylaine Demers (Québec | New Director) *Current
CAAWS Board Member*
- Véronique Fortin (Gatineau | New Director)
For more information, visit: www.insquebec.org
5. PETRO-CANADA SPORT LEADERSHIP SPORTIF
– REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
From November 8th to 10th, Canada’s sport elite will
gather in Montreal, Quebec. The country’s top coaches
and sport scientists will join senior leaders from our national
sport organizations to analyze, discuss, network, and learn
from each other in powerful sharing sessions.
You will be educated, motivated and inspired. Early bird
registration deadline is October 15, 2012.
For more information or to register, visit: www.sportleadershipsportif.ca
6. GIRLS AND YOUNG WOMEN’S SPORT
AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Interesting Reads - There have been a number
of research articles and reports recently about girls’
and young women’s participation in sport and physical
- A report from the UK Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation reported more than half of secondary girls say
that “girls are put off sport and physical activity because of their experiences of school sport and PE”.
To download this report click
- A systematic review of interventions to promote physical activity among girls and young women was featured in Health
Education Research. Analysis confirmed the value of fun,
physical skill building activities in a positive social environment, and also suggested the important role of parental
support. To read the full article click here.
- A report in the Harvard Business Review found adolescent girls were 16 percentage points more likely to enter a maze-solving
tournament if they were in an all-female group…suggesting a girls’ environment plays an important role explaining whether she chooses to compete (as shared in the HBR’s
Summer Watching – Great new videos
have shown up in the last month – check them out!
Good luck to all the female athletes, coaches and support
personnel taking part in the London Olympic and Paralympic
Recently named Press Attaché for the Canadian Olympic
Team, CAAWS consultant Aline Lafrenière
will be travelling to London. Congratulations also to former
CAAWS consultant, Barb MacDonald, on being
named Deputy Press Manager at the North Greenwich Arena for
the London Summer Olympic Games. Sports at the venue include
Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline and the finals of the Men’s
and Women’s Basketball. Barb will be taking a short
leave of absence from Skate Canada to work for the London
Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)
in this position.
Former CAAWS Board member and one of Canada’s most
distinguished consultants in the field of sport psychology,
Dr. Penny Werthner has been appointed Dean,
Faculty of Kinesiology at the University of Calgary, effective
November 1, 2012.
Sandra Chenard is named recipient of this
year’s FOX 40 Kitch MacPherson Award of Excellence in
the female category by Sport Officials Canada. Sandra Chenard
has served as a technical official in speed skating for 27
years. She is Speed Skating Canada's most successful technical
official, both domestically and internationally and is the
only Canadian female official assigned to World Cup events.
In the Loop celebrates women’s accomplishments in the
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