CPRA has implemented a number of initiatives, informed by best practices and evidence, in an effort to increase the participation and retention of women and girls in recreational sport in Canada. This effort supports the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.
Through this funding opportunity, CPRA will support community level interventions through programs, events, practices and/or policy changes that aim to increase participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport across Canada.
The specific objectives of this initiative are to increase the participation and/or retention of girls and women in recreational sport in Canada by:
Priority populations for this Initiative are:
This funding opportunity will have a minimum of three annual intakes over the course of 2019-2022. It is anticipated that in the second year (2020-21), a minimum of 30 grants will be awarded in three categories:
1. 13 grants worth up to a maximum of $2,500 each (up to $32,500 in total)
2. 12 grants worth up to a maximum of $5,000 each (up to $60,000 in total)
3. 5 grants worth up to a maximum of $15,000 each (up to $75,000 in total)
An external Review Team will adjudicate the applications received via the CPRA Gender Equity in Recreational Sport: Community Grants Initiative.
Assessment and peer review will utilize the following evaluation criteria:
Funding Decisions and Important Dates
Conditions of Funding
Successful candidates must confirm that:
Successful candidates must submit the following documents according to the schedule below:
Successful applicants must acknowledge the CPRA and the Government of Canada’s financial support in all communications.
CPRA encourages applicants to submit proposals in English or French and commits to ensuring high quality review of applications submitted in either official language.
CPRA: The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is a national organization dedicated to realizing the full potential of parks and recreation as a major contributor to community health and vibrancy. Membership includes the 13 provincial and territorial parks and recreation associations and their extensive networks of service providers in over 90% of Canadian communities. CPRA collaborates with a host of other national organizations operating in the recreation, physical activity, environmental, facilities, sport, public health, crime prevention and social services arenas. Over the course of its 60-year history, CPRA has become a credible and strong national leader in our sector. In addition to our advocacy on the benefits of parks and recreation, we provide our members with the information, resources and the professional development they can use to make a difference in their own community. Through broad-based community involvement, we find solutions to social challenges, influence policy direction and generate momentum towards community quality of life.
Government of Canada: This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada.
This effort is part of the Government of Canada (Sport Canada) funding commitment to achieve gender equity in sport at every level by 2035.