WISE Fund Grant

A lack of funding dedicated to creating equitable opportunities for women and girls to participate and lead in the sport system is a barrier to achieving gender equity in Canada.

Since 2004, Canadian Women & Sport has awarded over $300,000 in grants through our WISE Fund to leaders and organizations across Canada to help address this gap.

With the support of Sport Canada, the 2022 WISE Fund will grant 45 organizations $2500 to advance gender equity in Canadian sport – helping Canadian Women & Sport bring our strategic goals to life.

To learn more about who should apply and how, visit our Application Process page!

Our Commitments to You

This year, we reinforce our commitment to equity by dedicating a minimum of 60% of grant funding toward organizations/initiatives directly serving women and girls who are:

  • Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit)
  • People of Colour (people who are non-white, regardless of place of birth)
  • Persons with Disabilities

Consistent with existing human rights legislation and Canadian Women & Sport’s ongoing commitment to achieving equity for girls and women, we support all individuals to access gendered sport and physical activity spaces that feel most comfortable to them. For more info, please see our website.


September 27 – October 29, 2021: Coaching 15-minute consultation calls will be made available by Canadian Women & Sport staff to answer your questions about the 2022 WISE Fund.

October 12 – November 2, 2021: Application portal is open.

Late January 2022: All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application, and grant recipients will be announced on the Canadian Women & Sport website and social media.

Check our newsletter for yearly information about application dates and deadlines.