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The Canadian Gender+ Equity in Sport Research Hub: One Step Closer to Achieving Gender Equity in Sport by 2035
January 2021, Vol. 21, No. 1
As this difficult year closed came the announcement of an ambitious initiative that bodes well for girls and women who participate in sport. The Gender+Equity in Sport Research Hub, launched by Sport Canada on December 1st, is one of a series of measures arising from Budget 2018, in which the Government of Canada committed to achieving gender equity at every level of sport by 2035. An initial $30 million over three years was allocated to support data, research, and innovation, with the Hub being the latest government action to rectify the inequalities.
Led by co-directors Dr. Gretchen Kerr and Dr. Guylaine Demers, both of whom have a long history with the Journal, and Dr. Ann Pegoraro, the Hub will address several key questions:
- What are the barriers that stand between the current reality and this future?
- What interventions can facilitate the change necessary to reach this goal?
- How can research evidence be used to transform the Canadian sport landscape?
A first for Canada, the Hub is sure to play a major role in advancing participation and leadership while closing the gender gap in Canadian sport. It is uplifting news in troubling times. - Sheila Robertson, Journal Editor