What is Girls in Motion?
  • Girls in Motion programs are community-based and directed with opportunities for girls to experience physical activity in a relaxed, fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Girls in Motion programs are run and organized by the applying not-for-profit or charity and are tailored based on the needs of individual communities they serve.
  • Girls in Motion programs are run as an ongoing program over a series of days, weeks or months. See examples below.
  • The Girls in Motion program is not intended to support individual athletes training or coaching fees.
  • Program Goals and Objectives
  • How are Applications Evaluated?

Girls in Motion program provides the opportunity to apply for a contribution of up to $2500 for Alberta not-for-profit and charitable organizations to run high-quality recreational, sport/physical activity programs specifically for girls ages 6-17 in Alberta. Not-for-profit and charitable organizations are encouraged to apply for support to increase movement opportunities for individuals who have been, and continue to be, excluded from our sporting, recreation, and physical activity systems due to interrelated factors such as race, gender, income, (dis)ability, religion, and language.

Important Notes:

  • All of InMotion Network's contribution programs are funded through AGLC gaming proceeds.
  • All Girls in Motion applications must be submitted through a not-for-profit organization or charity in good standing.
  • Organizations are can only apply once per intake, eligible for a maximum of $5000 per calendar year.
Group of girls practicing indoor box lacrosse.
Group of girls learning to juggle scarves with male instructor.
Girls in the pool
Group of girls mountain biking in the mountains
Why Girls in Motion?

Among girls who have participated in sport, there is a dramatic dropout rate observed with 1 in 3 girls leaving sport by late adolescence. By comparison, the dropout rate for teenage boys (aged 16-18) is only 1 in 10. Sport participation rates for Canadian girls decline steadily from childhood to adolescence with as many as 62% of girls not playing sport at all. (Rally Report, 2020)

Successful Girls in Motion Programs

  • Girls on the Move - 8 week multi skill program for girls in Medicine Hat that removed financial barriers to participation.
  • Learn to Twirl - 8 week program with Alberta Baton Twirling - addressing financial barriers to participation for girls aged 8-14.
  • Female Boxing Camp - weekend camp for Indigenous Youth Girls - addressing financial barriers and access to participation for teen girls.
  • Ultimate Frisbee Summer League - addressing financial barriers to participation for girls participating with a focus on new participants.
  • Girls After School Club - supported new activities and equipment for the club to provide ongoing opportunities in the community beyond the program
  • Follow this link to Get Inspired with past Girls in Motion Projects!