Breaking up the Old Boys club by elevating female coaches (Canada)
The federal government has a goal of achieving gender equity across all levels of sport by 2035.
Minister of Sport Kirsty Duncan announced the development of a Working Group on Gender Equity in Sport. In the group are experts, leaders and advocates for girls and women in sport and in coaching – Olympians Hayley Wickenheiser and Adam van Koeverden and former Canadian women’s soccer team head coach John Herdman are just a few of the high-profile members.
In Ontario, several coaching bodies and networks partnered with the province to launch Changing the Game – Changing the Conversation to recruit and support women coaches.
It’s time for leaders in athletic communities to not only celebrate women in coaching, but perhaps also to ask: what can I do to open the door for more women coaches? Then do it.
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