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On the Move

On the Move is a national initiative designed to increase opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sport and physical activity. Through education, collaboration and communication, On the Move influences change in the sport and active living, health, education, and social service sectors to increase gender equity. It does this in two ways:

1) On the Move is an innovative programming concept to help practitioners increase girls’ and women’s physical activity through the creation of fun-filled, supportive, female-only, recreational sport and physical activity programs. Based on the experiences of On the Move programs across Canada, the user-friendly On the Move Handbook, the initiative’s foundation document, discusses the issues and barriers that girls and women face in their participation, and provides information about program design and implementation, leadership, promotion, and building community support.

2) On the Move is also a national network of practitioners involved in female-only programming, and individuals and organizations concerned with the health and well being of girls and women. The network is a resource for information about the importance of increasing girls’ and women’s participation, sharing research, events and program successes and challenges.

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