In November 2019, Town of Aurora entered into a partnership with Canadian Women & Sport to review and development recommendations related to gender equity in sport. 

The project included a survey of Local Sport Organizations and Town of Aurora, consultation workshop with members of the community and representatives from the sport community and a final report to guide initiatives for more engagement of women in sport. 

The report provides six key priority gaps that will guide new initiatives in the community.  A Sport Equity & Inclusion Committee has been formed to lead the implementation process. 

In collaboration with community partners, the Town is excited to bring you new initiatives in the community to support the participation of women and girls.

Sport Leadership Course

Sport needs more female coaches, officials and board members.  They bring a wealth of knowledge, diverse perspectives and are role models for our younger generation.  To support young females in their journey into leadership positions, the Town of Aurora is launching the Female in Sport Leadership High School Credit Course.  The course will be delivered in partnership with ASK Online Canada in a hybrid, online and in person, model. 

This grade 12 credit will provide females will knowledge, resources and training in leadership, first aid, coaching certification, event and lesson planning, communication and much more.

Interested in learning more? Please email Hailey Jones.

Strong in Sport, Female Only Multi Sport Program

Fall 2024 program details coming soon.

Introducing Girls Only "Strong in Sport", a groundbreaking initiative brought to you by the Town of Aurora in collaboration with Local Sports Organizations. This innovative program is dedicated to developing and empowering pre-teen female identifying individuals by providing a comprehensive experience that combines physical activity with personal development.

The program begins with 60 minutes of dynamic sports sessions led by all-female coaches representing three Local Sport Organizations. Each organization will take the reins for two weeks, guiding participants through the fundamentals of their respective sports.

Following the invigorating physical activity in the gymnasium, participants will transition to a program room for 30 minutes of engaging discussions and activities. Topics include journaling, leadership development, nutrition and communication styles, all aimed at fostering holistic growth and confidence-building in a girls only environment.

Why Participate in Strong in Sport?

  • Whether you're new to sports or seeking a fun environment to reignite your passion, Strong in Sport welcomes you!
  • Customize your experience by setting personal goals with the guidance of our dedicated leaders, ensuring individual growth and development.
  • Embrace the opportunity to learn from fellow participants and become a stronger, more empowered individual through shared experiences.
  • Experience a supportive and non-competitive atmosphere throughout the program, where every participant's contribution is valued.
  • Depart the program equipped with invaluable tools and resources to support your ongoing journey toward wellness.
  • Connect with inspiring female leaders who will share their stories and provide unwavering support as you navigate your path to success.
  • Cultivate meaningful friendships early on, as building connections and sharing laughter are core objectives of Strong in Sport.

To learn more about upcoming dates and opportunities to register, contact Hailey Jones.