CEC announces recipients of 2020/2021 CEC Gender Equity Grant

Jan 18, 2021

CEC is excited to announce the selected recipient of the 2020/2021 CEC Gender Equity Grant. The Diversity and Inclusion Committee received multiple applications – all of which were projects furthering the status of womxn in the climbing environment. It has not been an easy decision, and we believe the selected projects will bring value to the entire Canadian community!

  • Ontario Climbing Federation – Girls and Womxn in Climbing: A three-part educational series for athletes and coaches
  • Ground Up Climbing – Spring Break Climbing Workshop
  • The Hive Climbing and Fitness – BelayALL Academy

For more details on the CEC Gender Equity Grant, or the selected projects, please contact the chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee at diversity@climbingcanada.ca 

OCF – Girls and Womxn in Climbing: A three-part educational series for athletes and coaches

This educational series will be offered through webinar to the Canadian climbing community, and will support coaches in developing their understanding of the female athlete. The proposed topics for the series are:

  • Hormone Cycles: Estrogen, periods, and how a female’s hormonal cycle can influence their performance, training, and injury risk.
  • Nutrition and Eating Disorders: How female nutrition needs differ from those of males, and how to spot and prevent eating disorders and Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (Red-S).
  • Psychology of Competition Between Women: overview of research into female rivalry and social comparisons in sport specifically relating to climbing. 

Ground Up Climbing – Spring Break Climbing Workshop

The CEC grant will support an addition to our Youth Recreational Programs which will increase preteen and adolescent girls’ and young womxns´ participation in indoor rock climbing, and provide leadership opportunities for both womxn employed by Ground Up and young community members. This pilot week-long workshop for up to 8 girls and young womxn aged 13-14 will take place during the March Spring Break. The workshop will foster an inclusive and positive learning environment where girls are supported to be themselves and explore their mental and physical strengths.

A detailed curriculum will be developed and shared with the Canadian community, along with a report of this experience. 

The Hive Climbing and Fitness – BelayALL Academy

The BelayALL Academy will host, in partnership with The Hive Climbing Gyms, three clinics in order to create space for women and gender nonconforming (gnf) individuals to learn skills traditionally associated with cisgender men. 

  • a strength session in order to close the gap in how non-male folks feel accessing the training area of the gym. 
  • a mobility session to help involve womxn and gnf folks in one of the forefront areas of study in the sport of climbing.
  • a route setting clinic to create a pipeline to get more diverse bodies setting routes and considering this area of the sport as a viable career.

A detailed curriculum will be developed and shared with the Canadian community, along with a report of this experience. 

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While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
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While we are half way through our Speed World Cup season, our Bouldering World Cup season came to an end this week as we also started our Lead World Cup season.
As a Nation, Canada finished 13th out of 48 ranked countries in bouldering.
Below are our final world ranking results in Bouldering for the 2022 season (overall, there are 150 ranked women, and 153 ranked men)
Alannah Yip 30th
Victor Baudrand 32nd
Madison Fischer 37th
Guy McNamee 41st
Sean McColl 45th
Babette Roy 61st
Indiana Chapman 65th
Oscar Baudrand 66th
Evangelina Briggs 72nd
Lucas Uchida 87th
Rebecca Frangos 89th
Emi Takeshita 103rd
Paige Boklaschuk 111th
Lia Wieckowski 136th
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Ivan Luo and Ethan Hoffman unranked
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Thank you @boulderhallee4 for the amazing session and the new comp boulders! We had a ton of fun and are ready to go for the Innsbruck Boulder World Cup next week 😈

Merci @boulderhallee4 pour la super seance et pour les nouveaux bloc de competitions! Nous avons ou beaucoup de fun et nous sommes prêt pour la prochaine coup du monde à Innsbruck la semaine prochaîne.
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REMINDER that the registrations for the NACS Boulder Event, at the @jackalopefest in August, are OPEN! Follow our "How to register" Guide to help you navigate the Jackalope Registration system.

Link in bio / Lien en bio

RAPPEL que les inscriptions pour l'événement NACS Bloc, au Jackalope Festival en août, sont OUVERTES ! Suivez notre guide "Comment s'inscrire" pour vous aider à naviguer dans le système d'inscription du Jackalope.
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