Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation

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WE BELIEVE IN YOU! – #SheCanPlay

A systemic root cause that perpetuates the gender participation gap is the lack of women in coaching. The Coaches Association of Ontario is excited to announce an exciting project to enhance female leadership in sport made possible by the support of Ontario150. The time is now to get more qualified, engaged, and supported female coaches in all age groups, at all levels to increase opportunities for sport participation. Ontario’s citizens will benefit in terms of participation access, culture of sport, safety, lower dropout rates, and development opportunities to name a few.

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BALANCED LEADERSHIP

Where one gender does not dominate the leadership roles, excellence happens, participation is sustained, and reach is further. When women are on the coaching roster, girls and boys play longer. This is not about side-stepping men, or not including men in the picture. When we make the sport system better for women, it becomes better for everyone. There are many men who can be very helpful in mentorship roles, networking and support. Many men who coach recognize how women can contribute in many ways to sport performance and excel at sport leadership roles. Often what is missing is “planting the seed” or encouragement, or an opportunity to not just observe, but to do and coach. We want to create a network of support, learning opportunities and conversations that encourage, nurture and grow skills and technical knowledge in female coaches across the sport sector. We believe balanced leadership will better position sport in Ontario for long lasting impact on lives, on attitudes and the economy.

THE GAME CHANGERS



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