We are so pleased to be recognized by Canadian Women & Sport as one of ten Alberta sport and recreation organizations that have been selected to join the Alberta Same Game Challenge.
The Same Game Challenge helps sport and physical activity organizations gain a better understanding of how to engage women and girls in their sport, and to find opportunities to improve their organization and programming for everyone involved through the Same Game Online Toolkit. With one-on-one support from local leadership, Alberta is one of the first provinces in Canada to actively support sport and physical activity organizations in the implementation of Same Game.
Why is Gender Equity Important?
Participating organizations include:
- Alberta Sport Development Centre
- Calgary District Lacrosse Association
- Calgary Track and Field Club (Caltaf)- Calgary T
- Canmore Minor Soccer Club
- Cochrane Cowboys Wrestling Club
- Community Park Little League
- Edmonton Tsunami Water Polo Club
- Judo Alberta
- Medicine Hat Minor Soccer
The Alberta Same Game Challenge began in January 2021 and will continue through to July 2021 providing participating organizations with opportunities such as: coaching and mentorship, professional development, financial support and knowledge and competency to better understand how to engage women and girls in sport.
“Same Game has given the Caltaf Athletic Association the tools and support to focus on and improve gender equity in our organization. The Same Game Toolkit has been invaluable in providing a road map to success and the support has given us a safe space to learn and grow. This has been a fabulous process and has already created sustainable change in our organization.” Paula Mackenzie, Executive Director Caltaf.
We would like to thank our Same Game Gender Equity committee members: Pamela Fischer (Board Member/Parent), Don Morgan (Board Member – Governance), Samantha Read (JD Coach and Senior Group Coach (the Crew), and Paula McKenzie, Executive Director who have already been at work on this important issue for several months. We look forward to events and activities to assist with this issue in the upcoming months.