Women In Motion

InMotion Network is pleased to present the Women in Motion program. This initiative provides an opportunity for Alberta municipalities and community organizations to apply for a grant to bring women together to experience physical activity in a relaxed, fun and enjoyable atmosphere. The following information package provides the details required to understand the concept of Women in Motion, assess the possibilities of taking on the role of Program Provider and to apply for grant funding.

Women in Motion is a "women-friendly" program that provides high-quality recreational, sport and physical activity programs specifically for women aged 18+ in Alberta. Women in Motion programs are community run and organized and are tailored to the needs of individual communities. Women in Motion strives to address the needs of inactive women and those women who are unable to access activity programs due to limitations of income, location, culture, family, perceived ability, etc.

Goals

  • To provide recreational and sport physical activity programs specifically for women
  • To encourage women to participate in these and other recreational, sport and physical activities
  • To facilitate the effective delivery of quality physical activity opportunities for women in safe and positive environments

Objectives


Program activities for participants must:

  • Allow for a combination of self-directed and staff or volunteer directed activities – with plenty of choice
  • Encourage skill development
  • Be considerate of cultural, racial and linguistic diversity, body types, abilities and individual uniqueness
  • Be interspersed with opportunities for social interaction to encourage cooperation and friendship
  • Ensure opportunities for women to express their wants and needs within the program
  • Provide leadership opportunities for women where interest and readiness warrants

Program Leaders are expected to:

  • Ensure all participants are treated with respect, honesty and trust
  • Recognize and accept individual needs and circumstances
  • Display enthusiasm and offer positive and accepting encouragement
  • Be flexible and adaptive o Employ positive behaviour management strategies
  • Work toward continuous personal improvement in leadership and program delivery

Program Providers are expected to:

  • Hire female leaders with appropriate credentials and security clearance
  • Monitor, encourage and support ongoing development of staff and volunteers
  • Ensure clear and on-going communication with leaders, participants, their care-givers and InMotion Network
  • Ensure all participants are able to access and complete the program regardless of their age, ability, cultural background or financial status
  • Evaluate programs in terms of consistency and alignments with listed values, principles and objectives and make adjustments where necessary

Program Environments:

  • Consideration given to safe routes for reaching the facility
  • Safe and accessible entrances and change facilities
  • Equipped with age, size and ability-appropriate equipment
  • Caring and stimulating
  • Considerate of personal space and special needs


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