February 27, 2018 – Active North Shore Network Meeting

Active North Shore Network Meeting

(open meeting – we welcome other interested guests)

Tuesday, February 27. 2018, 9:30 – 11:00am

Gleneagles Golf Course Clubhouse

6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 

Women on Boards Presentation – Bryna Kopelow

CAAWS motivates, educates and builds confidence in women to run for a board position, raises awareness of what is involved in being on a board and helps to create a leadership development plan. CAAWS also engages women already involved in board work to continue to aspire to higher levels and mentor and encourage more women to get involved.

This presentation will provide:

  • insightful information on how to create an inclusive Board culture
  • the value of women on your Board
  • strategies to assist in overcoming some of the challenges
  • recruiting more women

CAAWS is committed to supporting organizations in becoming more equitable at the Board level and realizing these benefits. In addition to providing a power point presentation, the facilitator will encourage group discussion. Handouts and a Resource List will be provided.

Our expert facilitators deliver this presentation as a webinar or workshop. If you want to share this unique professional development opportunity, CAAWS can offer this presentation for your next AGM, lunch and learn or as a conference session. This workshop is complimentary. Please RSVP jenniferfenton@jwsporta.ca.

Please contact caaws@caaws.ca to book your presentation, webinar or for more information. Fees to be negotiated (i.e., honorarium and facilitator expenses).

Background InformationWhy Boards Need More Women

A 2005 study by Catalyst Canada Inc. found that women account for one in nine corporate directorships in Canada. Information on the proportion of women on the boards of Canadian not-for-profit organizations is not readily available; however, it is generally recognized that women are often underrepresented in leadership positions. Some Canadian data suggest that men account for more of the total hours of volunteer involvement with not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations than women. Furthermore, men also account for more hours spent on boards and committees of not-for-profit sport and recreation organizations.

Joining a board can be the first step on a journey of rewarding experiences, both personally and for the chosen organization. A position on a board can offer a wealth of opportunities to broaden horizons, gain new skills, and experience the satisfaction of serving the community at large.

Bryna Kopelow is a member of JW Sporta: Health, Physical Activity and Sport Education Consultants, responsible for the initial development and implementation of Action Schools! BC (13 years) and the Premier’s Sport Awards Program (p.s.a.p.) (30 years) both of which achieved unprecedented success. Bryna is a nationally respected leader and advocate for gender equity with a long history of involvement on issues related to physical activity, sport and recreation including: Member of the Expert Panel as part of the Formative Evaluation of the Canadian Sport Policy and the Thematic Reviews of Physical Literacy and LTAD, past Chair of the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), 2017 In Her Footsteps recipient, past Chair and current Honorary Board Member of Promotion Plus, member of viaSport’s Girls and Women Advisory Group. She is a past Board Member of Sport BC, current Board Member of BC Wheelchair Basketball Society and Motivate Canada and member of the Wisdom Circle for Be the Change Earth Alliance. Bryna has served on the BC Recreation and Parks Association Board since 2012.

She received her Bachelor of Physical and Health Education from the University of Toronto and Teaching Certification and Masters of Physical Education from UBC. Bryna and her husband have two adult daughters.