Celebrating Saskatchewan Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation

Working with our partners to showcase active women who are leaders in our communities!
Jessie Buydens
“You need someone who can show you how to do things in the best way that works for you, whether that’s in sport or any area of your life.”
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Sheila Hryniuk
Executive Director
Parkland Valley Sport, Culture, and Recreation District
Sheila Hryniuk’s recent visit to her alma mater...
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Debra Ashby
SPRA Award of Merit
Debra has had a positive impact on the field of recreation...
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Orpha Smith
SPRA Fitness Leadership Award
Orpha is a true pioneer of the fitness leadership movement...
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Lisa Hoffart
Mental Performance Consultant, Regina
"I like meeting with different athletes and hearing their stories...
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Click here for more profiles of Saskatchewan's amazing Women

Canada Basketball's Senior Women's National Team talk about the importance of mentorship in women's basketball and why they embrace their role as mentors to the next generation.

In partnership with Coaching Association of Canada & CAAWS, Canadian Tire Jumpstart launched the Keeping Girls in Sport Online Coaching Resource designed to help you encourage girls to stay in sport! Register now using code: KGIS-E7P3W2Z

Actively Engaging Women and Girls: Addressing the Psycho-Social Factors Promising Practices and Practical Ideas

Webinar Recordings from 2013 WISPAR –
Sask Sport Inc. series:

Webinar for Leaders
(Board Members, EDs, Sport Consultants, Rec Consultants, Municipalities, SK Sport Orgs)
Powerpoint download - (.pdf, 1.8MB)

Webinar for Front-Line Workers
(Coaches, Dream Brokers, Teachers, Municipalities, Instructors, Sport & Rec Consultants, Minor Sport Clubs/Orgs)
Powerpoint download - (.pdf, 1.8MB)







CAAWS has collaborated with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the Coaching Association of Canada (CAC) and the Sport Law & Strategy Group to bring sport leaders a blog series exploring the topic of harassment and bullying. This blog series will stimulate conversations and encourage the development of practical solutions for the cultural health of sport organizations.
• Part 1 - Looking Back
• Part 2 - Current State
• Part 3 - Our Accountability
• For more on this project, read Policies Aren't Enough

Advancing Equity for Women in Sport and Society

Strategic Plan 2017-2020
Keeping Girls Active!
On the Move is an initiative designed to increase opportunities for girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sport and physical activity initiatives. The 'On the Move' handbook is a user- friendly resource designed as a practical guide for leaders to develop and implement an On the Move Program.
The Future is Female
by A.C. Shilton
"Despite more than a century of inquiry into human endurance, research is still frustratingly scant on how women's bodies adapt and peak. But that's starting to change, and fresh discoveries could usher in a new era of unprecedented female performance."
Women Coaches Report - Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport
NCAA Annual Report Card is out!
New Athlete Pathways SIRCuit now available
Preparing for the Future – Building Leadership Skills in Young Women
A Report on Female Participation in Sport
The findings from a new research publication were unveiled by Canada's dairy farmers and the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS).
Fuelling a Lifetime of Participation


WE are #SaskProud of Jackie Powell, being named Sr. Associate Coach for Swimming at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games! Jackie has also completed her first year of program in the Advanced Coach Diploma in Saskatchewan. Way to go Jackie!

Special Olympics Canada has announced its Chef de Mission, Mission Staff and Head Coaches for the upcoming 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games, which will take place in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. These individuals were carefully selected from many applicants for their experience and involvement within the Special Olympics movement. Special Olympics Canada is thrilled to welcome representatives from across the country to lead Team Canada at the upcoming World Games.

The 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games will take place from March 14 to 21, 2019. Expected at the Games are 7,000 athletes from 170 countries and 20,000 volunteers. Team Canada will be competing in 9 disciplines; athletics, basketball, bocce, bowling, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer and swimming. >> Read more

Email Michelle Dezell your suggestions for consideration of Saskatchewan women to profile who are mentors and role models for physical activity in our Province.

Also send us your event details, and if appropriate, we will add them to our calendar.

For more information contact:
Michelle Dezell
(306) 975-0861