Ottawa, Ont. – With the support of Sport Canada funding and the federal government’s priority of achieving gender equity in sport by 2035, Softball Canada is has taken significant strides to advance gender equity within the softball community. Through targeted initiatives, Softball Canada has committed to:
- Implementing gender equity strategies.
- Creating safeguarding policies.
- Increasing the recruitment, retention, and promotion of women in leadership at all levels.
- Providing marketing that is free from gender bias and promotes women’s achievements.
With the launch of the 2021-2022 Female Mentorship Program, Softball Canada seeks to promote emerging talent by connecting Mentees with established female leaders throughout the game. By providing insight, guidance, and support Mentors will coach Mentees towards their softball goals and develop their professional skillset – both on and off the softball field.
“Mentorship is a proven strategy when it comes to the recruitment, retention, development, and advancement of women within our game and we are thrilled to have such a qualified pool of mentors as we move forward with this initiative” says Program Lead, Angela Ballantyne.
Softball Canada is pleased to announce the following Mentors as part of the 2021-2022 Female Mentorship Program:
- Tina Andreana, Coach (BC)
- Frankie Billingsley, Umpire (ON)
- Pippa Edwards, Coach (ON)
- Erin Forman, Coach (ON)
- Joni Frei, Coach (BC)
- Rebecca Goudy, Coach (ON)
- Geneviève Houle, Coach (QC)
- Dianna Jordison, Coach (AB)
- Terry Klein, Umpire (SK)
- Annie Michaud, Umpire (QC)
- Shirley Nepean, Coach (NS)
- Susan Strafford, Umpire (BC)
- Karen Thull, Coach (SK)
- Michelle Webster, Coach (BS)
- Andrea Wolf, Coach (SK)
For more information on Mentors, please visit 2021-2022 Mentors (softball.ca).
Softball Canada is now accepting applications for Coach and Umpire Mentees in the 2021-2022 program!
- Review Program Elements and Eligibility
- Complete and submit the Application Form