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Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

January 24, 2013

January 2013

In this Issue
1.
CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
2.
WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP CORNER
3.
CAASP PARENT/CAREGIVER SURVEY
4.
PHE CANADA AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
5.

CANADIAN SPORT TOURISM ALLIANCE AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

6.
UPCOMING EVENTS
7.
CELEBRATIONS

1.
CAAWS PROGRAMS AT A GLANCE
 

CAAWS WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP NETWORK NEWSLETTER – This is the first monthly newsletter that will feature the Women and Leadership Corner (see item 2 below) where we will highlight current research, Leaders Talk videos, and more. Men and women interested in joining the Network can click here to register – membership is FREE.

MAKING HEALTHY CONNECTIONS WITH RACIALIZED COMMUNITIES - This month, CAAWS trained facilitators to deliver the Making Connections with Racialized Communities: Girls and Young Women's Experiences with Sport, Physical Activity and Healthy Living workshops which will be offered in communities across Ontario in the coming months. For more information about the project, click here. Workshop opportunities are still available; if you are interested in hosting a workshop please contact Natalie Brett at CAAWS for more details.

 
 
2.
WOMEN AND LEADERSHIP CORNER
 
WOMEN ON BOARDS IN THE NEW YEAR!

On January 17th the CAAWS Most Influential Women of 2012 will be announced; this follows some of the celebrations that have already taken place in sport identifying some of Canada's top women. To continue the great work women are doing in the sector, this month's leadership focus is on Women on Boards.

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions, particularly in sport and recreation. Opportunities for women to be involved in the governing bodies and committees across the sport and physical activity sector should be created and promoted to have greater diversity of skills, experiences, opinions and strategies which means better governance; and better governance inevitable means better results. As a woman, becoming part of a board can offer a wealth of opportunities to broaden your horizons, gain new skills and experience the satisfaction of serving the community at large.

Recommended Resources

Women on Boards, a guide to getting involved – CAAWS' resource provides organizations and women who are interested in serving on boards with practical resources to ensure strong representation and leadership from women at the board level. Read. (.pdf)

Leaders Talk videoLorraine Lafreniere, Director General at Canoe-Kayak Canada, discusses why women need to be in leadership roles. Watch.

Leaders TipsDr. Larena Hoeber, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Kinesiology & Health Studies at the University of Regina and past CAAWS Board member, provides tips for getting on a board and being actively engaged. Read.

Why Diversity Matters – This tool from Catalyst, business aimed at expanding opportunities for women and businesses, explores four pillars of the business case for diversity and inclusion. Read.

 
 
3.
CAASP PARENT/CAREGIVER SURVEY
 

The Canadian Active After School Partnership (of which CAAWS is a member) wants to better understand how children between 5 and 17 years of age spend their time during the after school time period from 3:00pm to 6:00pm. If you are a parent or caregiver, complete this 10 minute survey to help us learn more about this topic. We want to know how children spend their time after school; what parents think about after school programs that their children are now in; and what children who are not in after school programming do during this time period.

To thank you for taking part, you will have the option to enter your email address into a draw for one of three $150 gift certificates at Sport Chek! We also invite you to share this survey with anyone else who is a parent or caregiver to a child between the ages of 5 and 17.

For more information about quality active after school programs for girls and young women click here.

 
 
4.
PHE CANADA AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
 

Do you know a woman who has made a positive contribution to the health and physical education field? Make sure they receive the recognition that they deserve and nominate them today. Deadline for nominations: February 28, 2013.

For more information on the awards and to submit a nomination, click here.

 
 
5.

CANADIAN SPORT TOURISM ALLIANCE AWARD NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN

 

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA) is now accepting nominations for its annual CSTA PRESTIGE Awards which celebrate the people, places and events that make the Canadian sport tourism industry so dynamic and diverse. The awards are presented in six categories to individuals, companies, events and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the success of the sport tourism industry across Canada. Nominate a woman today! Deadline for nominations: February 28, 2013.

For more information on the awards and to submit a nomination, click here.

 
 
6.
UPCOMING EVENTS
 

On January 23, 2013, CAAWS will be hosting a Lunch and Learn Event in Ottawa ON. Valerie Hughes, General Manager of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship, will speak about her experience in this role, her career path, and will discuss work-life balance. Cost: $15 - lunch is included. Download the registration form here. Spaces are limited; reserve your spot by January 14, 2013.

CAAWS will be presenting a session building on our Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors resource at the upcoming Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) National Summit, behing held January 30-31st in Gatineau QC. To download the resource click here. For more information about the Summit click here.

For more information on CAAWS' upcoming events visit our calendar. CAAWS' Women and Leadership Network calendar features professional development opportunities and events hosted by other sport and physical activity organizations, both in Canada and internationally – click here – membership is FREE.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2013 is March 8th; CAAWS will be announcing our International Women's Day events in the coming weeks. Join almost 25,000 followers on twitter. Like us on facebook. Discuss on LinkedIn.

 
 
7.
CELEBRATIONS
 

Tracey Ferguson (Holland Landing, ON) of Wheelchair Basketball Canada was inducted into the Canadian Disability Hall of Fame. Robin Brudner (Toronto, ON) was appointed to the CIS Board of Directors. Fiona Kidd (Toronto, ON) received Sail Canada's volunteer of the year award for 2012.

Congratulations to Danièle Sauvageau (Deux Montagnes, QC) and Charmaine Crooks (West Vancouver, BC) on their appointment to the Order of Canada.

CAAWS would like to congratulate Team Canada for bringing home gold at the U19 World Ringette Championship and at the U18 Hockey World Championships.

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