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tools for advancing gender equity

CKO Sprint ​recognizes that women and girls are underrepresented in all areas of sport, as coaches, athletes, leaders, and administrators. To close the gender gap in sport, CKO Sprint and our EDI advisory committee are working to build awareness, provide education and develop capacity so that our sport is more representative and inclusive for women and girls.

Leading the Way - Natalie Davison-James

We are excited to feature Natalie Davison-James as our Leading the Way Spotlight. Natalie began kayaking at the age of 6 at the Rideau Canoe Club and made her first national team at the age of 25. Watch this video to hear Natalie share some experiences that she’s had over her years as an athlete, and advice she has for the younger generation!

Leading the Way - Cheyanne Farquharson

We are excited to introduce Cheyanne as our Leading the Way spotlight! Cheyanne has been coaching for 10 years and is the Head Coach for Rideau Canoe Club. Cheyanne advocates for female leadership and more female representation in coaching roles in our sport. Cheyanne shares her personal perspective as a female coach and what we can do to help lead the way for future coaches.


Canadian Women & Sport is dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women – as active participants and leaders – within and through sport. CWS partners with sport organizations, governments, and leaders to build better sport through gender equity. 

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Fast and Female REAL Role Models

Fast and Female events present the chance for girls to interact with and be inspired by our role models. These women are Relatable, Empowered, Athlete Leaders. Ranging from professional athletes, psychologists, Paralympians and Olympians, coaches, to undergraduate students; our role models are one of the reasons this organization continues to thrive and expand.


Gender Equity in Coaching Self Assessment & Webinar


By accessing this page, sport leaders will be able to utilize the Gender Equity in Coaching Framework and Self-Assessment tool to improve conditions for women in coaching by identifying the factors that can be changed within your organization. 

Gender Equity LENS E-Learning Module

The Gender Equity LENS is an e-Learning module designed to help sport leaders apply a gender lens in their day-to-day decisions. Trainings like these are a vital first step to affecting change. But like many of us, your learning may come to an end when the training ends.

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Keeping girls in the game

Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders to create safe and respectful environments for female athletes, ensuring girls stay enrolled and engaged in sports and physical activity.

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