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CAF Women in Sport Program 2024-2025

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CAFSO is proud to transition this initiative to the CAF Women in Sport Program. We continue this effort to support the increase of women’s participation in CAF Sports and to increase our efforts in directly supporting B/W sports delivery for their members. 

The program aims to reduce various obstacles and challenges that have traditionally hindered women's full and equal participation in sports, thereby creating a more inclusive and equitable environment for female athletes participation to thrive and excel. 


  • Increase participation rates among women in a variety of sports and physical activities
  • Promote and support women's sports at all levels, from grassroots to elite and to showcase female talent and achievement
  • Educational programs on nutrition, injury prevention, and mental well-being tailored specifically for female athletes.
  • Provide equal access to training facilities, coaching, and resources for female athletes
  • Encourage leadership opportunities for women within sports organizations, such as coaching, administration and governance roles
  • Combat stereotypes and discrimination by fostering a culture of respect, inclusivity, and gender equality in sports
  • Celebrate and recognize the accomplishments and contributions of female athletes, coaches, and leaders to inspire the next generation of Canadian in Armed Forces Women in Sports.


  • To support up to $3000 per B/W financially in their effort to offer women in sport opportunities. Up to $500 of this total may be used towards equipment purchase to augment WIS Program (subject to case by case approval)
  • All B/W to complete a minimum of one initiative in 2024-2025.


All base/wing/OUTCAN are eligible to apply

All applications must be routed through either the local Manager of Fitness, Sports & Recreation or the designated Sports Coordinator. Military personnel may complete the application form, but their request will be forwarded to their appropriate Sports Coordinator prior to approvals. This centralized process ensures streamlined communication and adherence to established protocols.

What can the grant be used for?

The following is a list of examples, albeit not exhaustive, of the type of financial support that is available:

  • Facility Rental Fee
  • Guest Speaker Fee 
  • Engagement of Coaching Services 
  • Base/Wing Sporting Event
  • Equipment Purchase to augment WIS Program - up to $1000 per b/w - subject to approval (women’s golf clubs, women’s basketballs, etc)

The following is a list, albeit not exhaustive, of the type of financial support that is NOT available:

  • Uniforms
  • Clothing / Accessories 
  • Awards/Prizes
  • Hospitality 
  • Internal Staffing

Examples of Potential Women in Sports Programs

The following is a list of examples of previous events and suggestions and concepts for future programs:

  • Triathlon/Running Program
  • Golf Training Lessons
  • Hockey/Powerskating Clinic
  • Learn to Lift Clinic
  • Ski Lessons
  • Swimming Program
  • Nutritional Workshop
  • Guest Speaker - subject matter expert on women’s sports 


  • 1 May 2024 – 31 March 2025
  •  All submissions must be received by NLT 15 Mar 2025. 


  • Complete and submit the application form for review.
  • Applications will be reviewed and a response/feedback will be provided to the applicant within ~14 days of submission.
  • Applications must be submitted by the application form to the CAFSO for review prior to 15 Mar 2025; initiatives must be completed prior to 31 March 2025.
  • All questions regarding the Women’s in sports initiative can be directed to Amber Fehr, CAF Sport Coord HQ at [email protected]


  • Upon completion of activity, there will be a survey for the OPI to complete, as well as one for participants.
  • Take photos and share on Social Media! Please tag the CAF Sports Facebook page so we can re-share and celebrate your initiatives!