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E-Alliance is a knowledge sharing hub made up of scholars and partner organizations from across Canada who are dedicated to gender+ equity in sport. E-Alliance is led by Dr. Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto) and Dr. Ann Pegoraro (University of Guelph).


E-Alliance is led by Dr. Gretchen Kerr (University of Toronto) and Dr. Ann Pegoraro (University of Guelph).

Dr. Gretchen Kerr

Dr. Gretchen Kerr
University of Toronto

Dr. Gretchen Kerr is an internationally renowned researcher, full professor and senior academic leader from the University of Toronto. Dr. Kerr is a prominent Canadian sports leader and scholar. Her research focuses on women in maltreatment in sport, coaching, and coach education. Her work is guided by a vision that sport should be healthy and fulfilling for all. She led the production of the 2019 national report of maltreatment, bullying and gender-based violence among 1,000 current and former Canadian national team athletes. For over twenty years, Dr. Kerr has advised Canadian and international sports bodies on the development and implementation of safe sport policies.

Dr. Ann Pegoraro

Dr. Ann Pegoraro
University of Guelph

Dr. Ann Pegoraro is the Lang Chair in Sport Management and a full professor in the School of Hospitality, Food and Tourism, at the Lang School of Business and Economics at the University of Guelph. Her recent work in digital media and innovation is focused on analytics, gender and diversity. Dr. Pegoraro has published extensively on the intersection of digital media and sport, and her expertise on digital transformation and analytics is often sought by sport organizations across Canada and internationally. In addition to acting as co-director, Dr. Pegoraro will also act as our lead on media-related research.


E-Alliance joins forces with organizational partners to enact better futures for gender+ equity in sport together. We couldn’t meet our goals without the dedication of:

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Scientific Committee

The E-Alliance scientific committee represents our multi-disciplinary, Pan-Canadian approach. Our current members are: