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Building Inclusive Recreation and Sport Communities for Women and Girls project

  • October 12, 2022
  • 09:00 - 16:00
  • Sport for Life Building: 145 Pacific Avenue, Winnipeg


  • Registration is free for the event, light snacks and lunch will be provided.

CPRA has been working on Gender Equity in Recreational Sport as part of Canada’s efforts to address the Equity target set by Ministers responsible for sport/rec/physical activity in 2018 to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.  The overall goal of CPRA’s gender equity initiatives is to increase the recruitment and retention of women and girls in recreational sport in Canada.  Significant barriers to participation and retention of girls and women in sport and recreation are access to facilities in their communities and the design and maintenance of the facilities in a way that they value and in which they feel safe and welcome.


The workshop will include four modules. Each module will include background context, examples & practical resources as well as the opportunity to exchange ideas & practices with colleagues.

Module 1: Walk a Mile in Their Shoes – An introduction to Gender Equity in Recreational Sport

  • The need to address gender equity including the most up-to-date facts and stats
  • Key concepts, including intersectionality and “fear” research, as well as “what works”
  • Exploring organizational readiness to address gender equity via a Checklist format
  • Use of Personas to Understand those women and girls who don’t participate

Module 2: Getting Them in the Door – An introduction and practical session aimed at understanding the intersecting identities of women and girls and exploring different and innovative engagement techniques.

Module 3: Feeling Welcome – The physical design and social considerations of indoor and outdoor spaces that will increase the sense of belonging for girls and women and gender-diverse people

  • Retrofitting buildings and spaces
  • New buildings and spaces

Module 4: Feeling Welcome – How an organization’s culture can create a sense of belonging for women, girls and gender diverse people, both those who use facilities and those who work at them.


Meals – Included in your free registration, are two snacks (light breakfast and afternoon), one lunch and beverages

Financial support – Funding support is available to assist with travel for those participants outside of the metro region. For more info email Shane at sray@recreationmb.ca.   


Deadline to register is FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2022. We can accommodate only 75 people, so please register early!


For more information, please contact Shane at sray@recreationmb.ca

Provided by the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association with financial support from Women and Gender Equality, Government of Canada 

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