This is the final of a three part a series that examined the "Women in Sport: Fuelling A Lifetime Of Participation" study. This part will examine the suggestions for individuals, organizations, the community and the future outlook. It also contains a link to an amazing program funded by the Canadian Dairy Farmers called "Women Champions."
Schedule time for sport, recognizing the importance of sport participation for physical, mental and social health
Prioritize financial resources to start and continue personal and family commitment to sport, taking advantage of free and low-cost community sport opportunities and national fitness tax credits.
Encourage girls to join and continue to play, coach and officiate a variety of sports from youth into their teens and adulthood.
Support elite female athletes by attending and watching events, and following athletes on social media.
Promote and share female sport news stories that focus on athletic skills, accomplishments and profiles of positive role models.
Educate organizations and communities to view diversity as an asset in the selection of coaches for representative teams, professional positions and related roles.
Embrace diversity by consulting with girls and women to understand local realities that may hinder participation, and to develop programming that meet their needs, interests and experiences.
Stand Out Sports will continue to do it's part in promoting equal opportunities through sport.
One thing we have noticed will always remain the same and that is "the desire to win is equal".
We hope to inspire change through our documentary that we pitched for Storyhive called Givin'Er, that profiles elite female athletes in Canada hosted by Canadian Women's Soccer Team star Allysha Chapman.
See our pitch video by clicking here:
As of July 2017, the Canadian Dairy Farmers will award 30 deserving female athletes, teams or organizations a $5,000.00 grant to provide the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals.
If you know any Canadian female athletes, the deadline for submissions is noon on September 20th, 2017. This year’s 30 grant recipients will be announced on October 20th, 2017. Good luck!
To find out more about the grant, click here the link:
Thanks for reading, big thanks to CAAWS and the Canadian Dairy Farmers for bringing attention to subject we fully support.
Wish us luck as the Grant winners for Storyhive are announced August 1st, 2017.
Stand Out Sports
1. "Women in Sport: Fuelling A Lifetime Of Participation" [Study]. March 7, 2016