Research project focused on solutions for safer Parasport in Canada

Our Commitment

E-Alliance pushes gender+ equity forward for girls and women and fights against gendered discrimination in sport through cutting edge research from leading sport researchers in Canada.

The Challenge

Gender+ continue to be under-represented in sport research, sport participation, and sport leadership in Canada.


Women coaches across all levels of sport in Canada


Women aged 16-63 involved in sport in Canada

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National sporting bodies with women in any senior staff roles

What’s more, the detrimental impacts of compounding systemic power structures on gender+ participation and leadership in sport remain persistent:

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Race is rarely accounted for in studies of sport in Canada.

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Girls and women experience distinct harms of gender-based violence in sport.

Over 40% of female national team members reported repeated patterns of psychological abuse and neglect in their sport experiences (Kerr, Willson & Stirling, 2019)

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Women’s sport is represented significantly less than men’s sport in traditional media.

Evidence-Based Solutions

E-Alliance’s team of multi-disciplinary sport scholars is the research engine which propels gender equity in sport in Canada forward. We work directly with key Canadian sport stakeholders at all levels to achieve Sport Canada’s goal of gender equity in sport by 2035.

Our Partners

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