The Call for Gender Equity in Sport

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E-Alliance won the call to establish a Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub put forward by Canadian Heritage in 2019: 

“The Government of Canada has set a target to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035. While we want to see women on the podium, it is even more critical to see more women and girls participating in sport in their communities.

On May 1, 2019, Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, announced $2.65 million in funding to design, create and implement a Gender Equity Research Hub and to support applied research in sport. Of that amount, $1.65 million over 3 years (2019-2020 to 2021-2022) was dedicated to the Research Hub, and $1 million was dedicated to the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) to enhance its collection of data on the participation of women and girls in sport, recreation and physical activity.” (Canadian Heritage, 2019)

E-Alliance was created to answer and expand this call: to act as a hub of expert research, innovative conversations and practical solutions to realizing the objective of gender+ equity in sport.

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Our mandate

The Gender Equity in Sport Research Hub will provide credible thought leadership and generate an evidence base to support gender equity in sport through innovative, transparent and sustainable research activities, data curation, network building and partnerships, to effect pan-Canadian behaviour change.