Diversify Rowing Travel Grants for the RCA National Conference

Diversify Rowing Travel Grants for the RCA National Conference

As we strive to create a rowing community that reflects the diversity of Canada, we know it is essential that we create an inclusive culture that enables everyone to flourish. Individuals of underrepresented populations feel supported and better understood when minorities are in leadership roles within their organizations. We have an opportunity to invest in and elevate developing leaders in rowing by providing them an educational and personal development experience alongside other leaders in the Canadian rowing community.

RCA is pleased to offer 3 grants of up to $1200 each to support the attendance at the RCA National Conference (January 28-30, 2022) of developing leaders from underrepresented populations such as: 

  • Individuals living with a disability
  • Women
  • New Canadians
  • Low socioeconomic status

This opportunity is exclusively for first time RCA National Conference attendees. Any developing leader of an RCA member organization who wants to advance within their desired pathway (e.g. coach, board member, umpire, program coordinator/manager, etc.) is encouraged to apply.

To be eligible, individuals must be:

  • From an underrepresented population
  • A member of an RCA Member Organization
  • A first time RCA National Conference attendee
  • Aspiring to hold a leadership role within their desired pathway

Application Process
Applications should include the following:

  • A letter of interest explaining how you meet the eligibility criteria, your role at your rowing organization, your development goals and why you are excited about this opportunity. 
  • A letter of support from your rowing organization, including any details related to additional support they will provide you.
    • Please detail any additional funds the organization will provide to support attendance to the conference if applicable (this is not a requirement)

To be considered for this opportunity, submit your application to Liz Hardy (lhardy@rowingcanada.org), RCA Member Services Manager, by January 3, 2022. All applicants will be notified of the status of their application by January 7, 2022.

If you have questions, we encourage you to reach out to Liz Hardy no later than December 16, 2021.

Full conference details, including schedule and registration information, can be found on the RCA website.

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