Recent Posts by Chrissy Colizza

Sport for Life team members find their way to the international sport stage

by Chrissy Colizza Women and sports.  Although we can now commonly find these terms together, the evolution of women in sports has been marred by barriers resulting from society’s discriminatory beliefs about gender roles.  Since the introduction of Title IX in 1972, there has been considerable growth in female sports participation. In fact, women's sports…
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Using sport and recreation’s transformative power to build healthy, active, happy and vibrant Indigenous communities

by Chrissy Colizza Kinngait, formerly Cape Dorset, is a small, remote community of 1441 residents known for soapstone carvings, printmaking, a stunning landscape, and arctic wildlife  found on the traditional lands and homelands of the Inuit.  About a year ago, Joanne Weedmark started as the recreation director for the Kinngait, Nunavut municipality, one of three communities…
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Sport for Life Honours World Refugee Day

by Chrissy Colizza This day is meant to celebrate the strength, courage, and resilience of all the individuals forced to flee their homes, families, and ways of life to escape conflict or persecution. This honouring is always  relevant with refugees historically and currently fleeing to Canada. Examples include the Cambodian genocide 1975-1979, the Syrian civil…
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Indigenous hockey program aims to grow friendships through inclusive sport environments

Despite the fact that hockey has traditionally been an expensive sport that lacks diversity, Jana Headrick is dedicated to creating positive experiences for Indigenous girls.  That’s why she founded a hockey program in the Greater Fredericton area on the traditional unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq and Peskotomuhkati peoples. She explains that to create positive…
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