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Women in Skateboarding Workshops

Updated: Sep 14, 2020

Canadian Women & Sport and Canada Skateboard will be hosting three virtual workshops throughout August and September. These workshops are for everyone interested in building knowledge and capacity within the skateboard community to successfully engage girls and women as participants and leaders. Whether you’re looking to start the conversation or take it to the next level, these sessions offer easy professional development solutions to help women and organizations to meet their goals.

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This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes, officials, with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization. From understanding lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and two spirit (LGBTQI2S) language and dealing with sensitive issues such as same-sex relationships amongst teammates, to reviewing policies and practices to ensure they are equitable, this session allows for an open and honest conversation about LGBTQphobia and the important role sport leaders, including coaches, can play in making sport more accepting of sexual and gender diversity.

The Canadian Sport for Life movement and use of long-term development (LTD) pathways are improving the delivery of sport and physical activity in Canada. However, many bumps, roadblocks, and dead ends exist along the LTD pathway for girls and young women. Discussion will focus on several key issues central to supporting girls and young women as athletes and leaders, including training environments, injury prevention, role models, and “on- and off-ramps”. Practical recommendations will be provided for coaches, recreation leaders, teachers, and sport administrators.

Whether influencing change in your organization, across the sport and physical activity system, or more broadly in society, this workshop will provide participants with theory and practical tools for success. 

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