5 January 2022
Our work would not have been possible without the partnership and support of the Canadian Football League (CFL) and funding from the Government of Canada through the Department of Women and Gender Equality. [...] Complete organizational capacity self-assessments prior to the sporting or entertainment event and fill gaps where you and your colleagues can to ensure supports are available to complete the campaign and to support survivors during and after the event. Create relationships with sporting associations, players, the hospitality industry, and the public. [...] 5 Foster Partnerships Get in where it counts most Local women’s organizations are encouraged to advocate with the hosts of major events – the CFL, the National Hockey League (NHL), the organization behind the scenes making the event come to life. [...] To execute this, advocate with your municipal and provincial leaders to make working with local women’s organizations to address gender- based violence part of their financial packages and agreements to host the event in your community. [...] It’s time to take action and lead change. 11 This project was funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Women and Gender Equality and completed on Treaty 6 and 7 lands and Metis Nation of Alberta Regions 3 and 4.