Girls & Women in Sport

We believe gender equity should be among our top priorities. When women and girls are afforded equal opportunities to succeed, our greater sport community thrives.

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Lynn Boudreau

Gemma Koughan

She Leads Events

There are no She Leads events at this time, please check back for updates. Do you have questions about She Leads events? Email Lynn Boudreau at lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca.

She Leads

Three successful She Leads events were held from November 24-28, 2020.  Our first event was a panel of  four inspirational female leaders who spoke about women in leadership, shared their own personal stories and did a Q&A from the audience.  The leaders were Karolyn Godfrey, Olympic gold medallist Heather Moyse, Kathy O’Rourke and Kailea Switzer.

Our next event was an interactive Zoom presentation by Jill Sadler on the topic of “What Makes a Leader People Want to Follow”.

Finally, our third event was a mother-daughter event that started out with a Q + A session between Alana Taylor and Olympian Heather Moyse. Heather reflected on prominent leaders who inspired her growing up, advice she would give to her younger self, and why it is so important for women to lead.  Then we held our mother-daughter panel. We had Tracy Gairns Brioux, Tammy Roach, Alanna Taylor, and Louise Martin and was facilitated by Sport PEI Board member, Kaye Kelly.  The topic of discussion was regarding the importance of fostering leadership in young women. These women also brought their daughters on stage to talk about their experiences.

The events were made possible due to the support from the Sport Partnership and Engagement Program, a project of the Sport Participation Bilateral which is jointly funded by the Province of PEI (Department of Health and Wellness) and the Federal Government (Canadian Heritage – Sport Canada).

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She Leads - Women in Sport Grant

This grant was made possible by the donations of the women who participated in our She Leads events in 2020. The purpose of this grant is to support women in sport by providing a grant they can use for personal development opportunities. The development of women leaders in sport is extremely important to us, and we hope that through this grant, we can help foster a more inclusive, equitable environment for women in sport.
The value of the grant is $1200. Depending on the applications, this may result in one grant being awarded or two grants of $600.

We are committed to keeping girls and women in sport. In order for this to happen, we need to address the barriers that disproportionately affect female athletes.

Through our partnership with Canadian Women & Sport, we have the opportunity to highlight our very own athletes, and bring to light the barriers that they face in their respective sports.

Together as a sport community, we can spread awareness and tackle these issues.

Athletics

Bailey Smith

Hockey

Ava Boutilier

Wrestling

Hannah Taylor

Curling

Lauren Lenentine

Archery

Kristen Arsenault

“Leave it better than you found it”

Sport PEI held a ‘She’s Good’ event, June 29, 2021, at the newly renovated Mill River Resort. The staff at Mill River were incredible and we would like to thank them for their hospitality and support.

It was a day full of fun activities for the participants as they received golf lessons from Lorie Kane, played tennis, disc golf and beach volleyball, went hiking, and practised yoga. We truly appreciate Lorie’s involvement and can’t thank her enough for being a role model for young girls on PEI.

Thanks to Rachel Phelan (Tennis PEI), Kelly Cameron, and the Western Region Sport and Recreation Council for being part of the day.

Our She’s Good events have a goal of inspiring and supporting girls (aged 10-15) lifelong love of sport and physical activity. Female sport leaders and professionals spend the day talking to the girls about healthy lifestyles, goal setting mixed in with a lot of fun.

Thank you to all of our instructors and participants, it was a wonderful day and we can’t wait for the next one!

Thanks to the 2009 Canada Games Legacy Fund for their support, as well as, Sport Partnership and Engagement Program, a project of the Sport Participation Bilateral which is jointly funded by the Province of PEI (Department of Health and Wellness) and the Federal Government (Canadian Heritage – Sport Canada).

She's Good

Our She's Good events have a goal of inspiring and supporting girls lifelong love of sport and physical activity. Female sport leaders and professionals spend the day talking to the girls about healthy lifestyles, goal setting mixed in with a lot of fun. The ages of the girls are 10-15.

 

For information on upcoming She's Good events, please contact Lynn Boudreau: lboudreau@sportpei.pe.ca

Gender Equity Lens

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Through our partnership with Canadian Women and Sport, we are able to provide our members and their coaches/volunteers/athletes with access codes for the free e-learning module, Gender Equity LENS.

The goal of this module is to provide individuals with the tools and information to better act on their commitment to gender equity. This, in turn, will create the conditions to support women and girls to participate, lead and stay involved in sport.

We all have unique ways of looking at the world. We see through our own lenses, which influence our perceptions, attitudes and actions. Canadian Women and Sport define the LENS framework as, “a four-step process developed to help you make more equitable decisions by taking stock of the relevant issues and barriers, challenging assumptions, prioritizing your ideas, and making an action plan for equity.”

The e-learning module was designed for anyone who shapes sport programming. Whether you are a coach, volunteer, organizer, or athlete, this course is designed for you. Moreover, you will receive two NCCP professional development points upon completion of the Gender Equity LENS e-learning module (if you are registered with The Locker through the Coaching Association of Canada).

Email gkoughan@sportpei.pe.ca to request an access code to the e-learning module, Gender Equity LENS.

Keeping Girls in Sport

Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders to create safe and respectful environments for female athletes.

Take the Course

Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours to complete
Cost: $17.00 CAD