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Girls & Women in Archery

Your Role - 2020 Campaign

In November 2020, in partnership with Canadian Women and Sport, we launched the Your Role Campaign, to help bring attention to various barriers girls and women in Archery endure. Please see below media resources that can be used:

Additionally, in correlation with the launch of the campaign, we held a panel discussion to begin the discussion amongst athletes, coaches and clubs on these barriers and how to address. The discussion is available for viewing on the ArcheryCanadaTV Youtube page

Grant Opportunities

Grants available for projects related to keeping or developing girls in Sport will be listed here when known

  • Canadian Women & Sport: 2021 WISE Fund Application Guide (English)  – Deadline to apply Monday Nov. 9th 2020.
  • Coaches Association of Canada: A matching grant opportunity (with NSO) to organize & operate programs and initiatives to increase the number of women coaching and certification levels of women coaching in sport. Applications are accepted between April 1 2020 – March 1 2021, for up to $500
Online Resources

There are many online resources available on the discussion of keeping Girls in Sport. Below are just a few resources that coaches, club owner, parents and archers can use to engage in this ongoing discussion

Other Organizations

Canadian Women & Sport

Formally launched in 1981, Canadian Women & Sport was founded to advocate for progressive change within Canada’s sport system. Its goal was to see the enhanced presence of girls and women at all levels and in all areas – as athletes, participants, leaders, officials, coaches and trainers

They are dedicated to creating an equitable and inclusive Canadian sport and physical activity system that empowers girls and women – as active participants and leaders – within and through sport.

They have various online resources available:

For more information, please visit Canadian Women & Sports website

Respect Group

Respect Group was incorporated on April 5th, 2004 by co-founders, Sheldon Kennedy and Wayne McNeil, to pursue their common passion: the prevention of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD)

Offering various online training programs that cover different aspects of Respect, we highly recommend completing “Keeping Girls in Sport”. This 90 minute online module will also grant NCCP Certified coaches (2) Professional Development points towards their maintenance of certification

Visit Respect Groups Website

Complete the Keeping Girls in Sport Module

ArcHER - It's all about her

ArcHER is an online resource created by Professional female archers, who are dedicated to promoting and helping in all levels of competition.

They offer various resources such as connecting with a professional archer, an ambassador program as well as specific tips and videos from female archers.

Please visit ArcHER’s website here

Women's Sport Foundation

The Women’s Sports Foundation was established in 1974 to advance the lives of women and girls through sports and physical activity. Our mission is to enable all girls and women to reach their potential in sports and life. We provide financial fuel to aspiring champion athletes. We fund groundbreaking research. We educate. We advocate. And we help communities get girls active. Sure, there’s a long way to go but we’re not going to stop until we get there.

Visit their website for more information

Canadian Sport For lIfe


The Canadian Sport For Life, is an organization that consists of sport and physical literacy experts with the long-term vision necessary to be catalysts for lasting change within the sport and physical activity ecosystem and beyond. By bridging gaps between sectors, creating new collaborations with Canadian institutions, and mobilizing our knowledge to communities across the country, they aim to create a future in which absolutely everyone has access to quality sport and physical literacy experiences.

While their programming covers Long Term Athlete Development for anyone participating in sport, they have numerous resources geared towards girls and women in sport.

Visit their website for more information.

Coaching Association of Canada

The Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and its partners are stewards of nation-wide standards and ethics in coach education and development. We encourage everyone to express themselves in physical activity, regardless of age, gender, or ability.

Through their Diversity & Inclusion program, their are various mentorship, grants and research opportunities aimed to further women in coaching

For further information, visit