CAAWS Women and Leadership Program

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At this time, CAAWS is seeking strategic partnerships within the Canadian sport and physical activity system to support the roll-out of our newly revised Women and Leadership workshops across the country. Experienced facilitators with the support of a provincial/territorial or national sport or multi-sport organization are encouraged to apply. Involvement should be part of applicant organizations’ efforts to actively engage women as leaders (senior administrators, coaches, officials, board members, etc).

CAAWS’ Women and Leadership Program is designed to increase the active engagement of women as leaders throughout the sport and physical activity system. The Program includes a series of five 3-hour professional development sessions that blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for women to share experiences, reflect on ideas, and apply specific techniques. The sessions also allow for networking opportunities among participants.

The workshops can be delivered in a variety of ways – as stand-alone events, held in conjunction with AGMs or other meetings, or integrated into regional, provincial/territorial or national conferences or competitions. Partners may also choose to host workshops as part of annual International Women’s Day events (celebrated on March 8th). Partners are encouraged to think strategically about how to best engage their membership, including collaborations with other organizations in the sport and physical activity system.

Interested facilitators and organizations must complete the application package and submit electronically to Sydney Millar, National Program Director ( on or before July 18, 2014.

For more information about the application process, other opportunities to become involved with CAAWS’ Women and Leadership Program, or about how your can actively engage women and girls as participants and leaders, please contact Sydney Millar at