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ViaSport is leading the development of a sport sector for British Columbia that is committed to upholding a balanced representation of gender in sport.

The Professional Development Fund for advancing gender equity in sport looks to build leadership throughout B.C. by providing funding for individuals to attend courses, conferences or alternative training. These educational opportunities will inspire participants to be leaders in their community and advocate for equitable sport opportunities.

Eligible applicants are invited to apply for subsidies of up to $1,000 to help cover the cost of registration fees and travel expenses.

Who can apply?

Applications may be submitted by:

Residents of British Columbia who are directly contributing to the advancement of gender equity in sport
*Only one application per individual, per intake will be accepted

Opportunities of use:

Possible opportunities for professional development may include the events listed below. Selected training must be completed by August 31, 2015 and will directly lead to advancement of gender equity in B.C.

  • Every Women Conference, May 29-21, 2015 (Whistler, BC)
  • Women and Sport Conversation, June 9-12, 2015 (Quebec, QC)
  • International Physical Literacy Conference, June 13-16, 2015 (Vancouver, BC)
  • Extended travel within BC to CAAWS workshops (various BC cities)

Looking for more detail? See the Guidelines & Final Reporting section to download specific grant guidelines or find our to how report on your successful project.

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