Moms can receive a $50 SIRC grant towards their fee when they register for any individual activity or club* at the RA.
Get Active today! Call RA Member Services at 613-913-7215, Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 4:00pm or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to get registered and to take advantage of the Mom's Got Game grant.
Through a partnership with the Sport Information Resource Centre
Discover SIRC and their Mom's Got Game campaign at sirc.ca/momsgotgame.
Many people have a story of a mom or other strong female role model in their lives who inspired them through active living. SIRC has launched the new Mom’s Got Game campaign with funding from the Government of Canada to celebrate, encourage, and support moms of school-aged children to play sport and be active. Share your story with SIRC by clicking here.
Studies show that physically active parents have a positive influence on their children’s physical activity levels. For example, school-aged girls (6-18 years) with a mother who plays sports were three times more likely to play sports than those with a mother who did not play sports. Only 35% of 5- to 17- year-olds are reaching their recommended physical activity levels as outlined in the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, and moms can help close the gap!
If a mother plays sports, it is statistically less likely for her daughters to drop out of sport during adolescence. Boys and girls start out participating in sport in similar numbers, however during adolescence girls drop out of sport at 3 times the rate of boys. As a result, they miss out on the many benefits that would set them up for long-term health, well-being, academic and career successes. The retention of girls in sport is a critical concern in Canada, and moms are part of the solution.
The benefits mothers can experience from being physically active are many. Not only is physical activity associated with a decreased risk for physical health problems such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes, it helps mothers rise to the challenges of motherhood and restores some important focus on the self. Mothers who are active report less psychological stress related to being a mother.
Women who play sports have higher levels of confidence and self-esteem and lower levels of depression. Women who play sports have a more positive body image and experience higher states of psychological well-being than women who do not play sports.
Canadian Women & Sport (2020). The rally report: Encouraging action to improve sport for women and girls. https://womenandsport.ca/resources/research-insights/rally-report/
Sport Information Resource Centre (2020). The #MomsGotGame campaign: What the research says about mom’s participation in physical activity and sport. https://sirc.ca/momsgotgame/what-the-research-says/