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Women in Sport

Sport Manitoba leads the way with initiatives, grants and workshops that increase and enhance opportunities for participation by women in sport.

Women to Watch Grant

A major initiative is the Women to Watch Grant Program. Working in partnership with Provincial Sport Organizations and Coaching Manitoba, Sport Manitoba provides a monthly grant of $500 to a female athlete, team, official or volunteer to assist them in enhancing their women in sport career.

A $500 monthly grant is also awarded to a female coach to assist them in further developing the skills necessary to attain a higher level of coaching or increased level of coaching experience.

You can find the Women to Watch application on our Grants page.

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Spring 2017

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Summer 2016

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Spring 2016

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Winter 2015

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Summer 2015

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Winter 2015

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Fall 2014

Women to Watch Grant Recipients: Summer 2014

Champions Fund

The Champions Fund was created by Canada’s dairy farmers to empower the female athletic community, to provide a resource that can help change the game for Canada’s young girls and women athletes. Champions Fund awards $5,000 grants to 20 deserving female athletes, teams, or organizations, providing the financial support needed to pursue their athletic goals. 
Click here for details on Champions Fund.



If your sport or community is interested in hosting a workshop, please email Kristin Albo or call her at 204-925-5911

1. Increasing Physical Activity and Sport for Women 55-70

Raising the awareness of the the importance and benefits of physical activity for women of this age group, we focus on the barriers, solutions and best practices that will provide opportunities to coordinate and develop resources on mulitple levels.

2. Women and Leadership Program

CAAWS' Women and Leadership Program consists of five development sessions that blend theory with practical applications, and provide an opportunity for women working or volunteering in sport, active living, recreation or the school system to share experiences, ideas and successful techniques.  Sessions include:  Effective Communication, Conflict Resolution, Influencing Change, Creating Work Life Balance and Effective Networking.

3. Unleash Your Leadership Potential:  A Workshop for Young Women

An interactive experience combining theory and interactive exercises.  This workshop caters to young women aged 15-20 who are involved in sport, recreation or physical activity as athletes, coaches or volunteers and hope to continue to contribute in their future career or volunteer activities.  Deliverable in a two or three hour format, the workshop covers the range of leadership skills and attributes which will assist young leaders to take on roles as planners and decision makers during their school years and beyond.


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