The concept of gender equity refers to “fairness of treatment for women and men, according to their respective needs. This include equal treatment or treatment that is different but which is considered equivalent in terms of rights, benefits, obligations and opportunities”. In judo, respect is one of many of our values and it’s only #TogetherAsOne that we will be able to address and promote this message in the judo community.Judo Canada has a recognition program for contributing to the advancement of gender equity. If you would like to submit the name of someone who contributed to this advancement, please complete this form.
She’s Got It All
Speed, strength, and self-consciousness. We’ve partnered with Canadian Women & Sport to shine a light on obstacles faced by women and girls, and to spread empathy and understanding of the needs of female athletes and how to keep them involved in the sports they love. Visit https://womenandsport.ca/ to learn how you can help change the game and keep girls in sport.
From Yesterday To Today
Implicated, passionate and dedicated. Woman have contributed in the development of our sport since the beginning.
Renee has done much to break barriers for women in judo. In 1989 Renee was one of a handful of women who relocated to the National Training Centre in Montreal to pursue training under Hiroshi Nakamura. First Canadian female athlete to receive full corporate sponsorship when she was recruited by the Seiko Sankyo Corporation of Japan. Renee won both the All Tokyo and All Japan Corporate Judo Championships. First Canadian female to have coached both men’s and women’s Senior National Team athletes in International competition. First female ever to be appointed to Judo Canada’s Technical Committee in the capacity of Program Development Coordinator. First female to ever hold the positions of Head Coach and Technical Director of Judo BC. Her contributions to our sport as an athlete, coach, and advocate for women in judo, have had a significant impact on the development of judo in Canada.