Sport for Life and Canadian Women & Sport have selected three initial partner organizations that will work to empower and engage self-identifying racialized and/or newcomer women, girls, trans women, trans girls and femmes through quality sport opportunities.
The three organizations chosen to champion the initiative, with support from Sport for Life and Canadian Women & Sport, are South Vancouver Neighbourhood House, in partnership with Volleyball BC, Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy, and Caribbean Canadian Artistic Stars.
As a pilot initiative, Sport for Life intends to expand the approach through other projects and funding opportunities, as they become available.
“We were overwhelmed by the interest in this project, and impressed by the number of strong applicants. These three organizations are well-poised to make a real impact in the communities they serve, as we continue to work towards gender equity across the entire Canadian sport system,” said Francesca Jackman, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Sport for Life.
Selected organizations will receive $8,000 to design and deliver a quality sport initiative with support from Sport for Life and Canadian Women & Sport resources and mentorship. From these implementations, Jackman hopes that any findings and learnings can support the revision of Sport for Life and Canadian Women & Sport resources and improve their utility in community/grassroots sport environments.
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