• The ability to set goals, to show up and give
    your best to find out where your talents can take you
    is one of the greatest gifts we have.

    Photo: Robin Toma
  • We build friendships and
    strive further than we could ever
    accomplish or enjoy alone.

    Photo: Robin Toma
  • Soccer teaches life skills to come back
    from all of the roadblocks our journey’s encounter.
    It gives girls and boys a sense of purpose.

    Photo: Russell Watkins – Department for International Development
  • A soccer ball inspires happiness,
    creativity and friendships.
    The Women’s World Cup
    sends a positive global message
    that girls are capable and important.

  • The World Cup brings
    glimmers of hope to those who are
    silenced and an awareness
    or potential awakening to
    those who force the controls.

    Photo: Photo Source Unknown
  • Girls and women are often victims.
    They have less access to get out
    of desperate situations.
    Soccer can radically change
    their sense of self worth and focus.

    Photo: John Walker


Creating Positive Change for Girls & Women
On and Off the Field

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“Kwikw”  Eagle with Soccer Ball, Fundraising Silver Pendant by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt, and jeweler, Sandra Bars

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Creating Changes On & Off the Field

Welcome to Equal Play. You don't have to be a soccer fan to see the importance of girls and women being treated fairly on a global scale. We invite you to visit through our pages to become more aware of the obstacles girls face that most people take for granted as normal in our own back yards and abroad. We also encourage you to make a difference by questioning and orchestrating changes in your own neighbourhoods. Join our campaign by passing on our message, encouraging equity and donating or sponsoring programs that will open opportunities for girls and women in all aspects of their lives.

In the News

Rush TV: World Cup Wrap up with Fiona Forbes and Carrie Serwetnyk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=te_eAcxj6so&feature=youtu.be   Published on Jul 17, 2014 Canadian Soccer Hall of Famer Carrie Serwetnyk reported from the 2014 World Cup and, following the sporting event’s conclusion, joined Fiona Forbes in studio back in Vancouver to share some amazing stories about her time in Brazil.
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Carrie Serwetnyk: The World Cup, Brazil and the Final laugh

Copacabana was a hedonistic and lawless state that balanced a symphony of cachaca, coconuts, footballs and bandits RIO DE JANEIRO — “It makes me laugh, it makes me laugh, it makes me laugh that you compare Messi to that male whore Neymar,” is the chant Argentines are howling through the Brazilian corridors these days. What a journey! It’s my seventh straight World Cup and Rio has been a spectacula
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Carrie Serwetnyk: World Cup owl in drag

Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani, Brazilian soccer icon Marta and Shuéme, the new owl mascot for the 2015 Women’s World Cup, to held in Canada. (Carrie Serwetnyk photo) RIO DE JANEIRO — On my last night in Rio, I met more Canadians than my entire trip. Someone brought a flag to the Fan Fest and we all gravitated there like the space ship in Close Encounters. Only in Canada
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Carrie Serwetnyk: World Cup massacre

RIO DE JANEIRO – Unbelievable! Shocking. Open mouth and fit in a football – 7-1 Germany over Brazil! Did any octopi out there guess this? Such a massacre would be like the U.S. beating Canada by double digits in hockey. If your kid were on the team, would you suggest another sport? Softball? Fans crushed together with high expectations for Brazil to win the World Cup. (Carrie Serwetnyk) I we
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Carrie Serwetnyk: Rio: Calm before the storm

The beach was quiet and empty for this vendor. (Carrie Serwetnyk) RIO DE JANEIRO – Today was strangely quiet. It was slightly overcast. I rented a bike and meandered along stunning beaches in Rio. Usually the streets are packed with fans from all over the world showing off their football jerseys and I’m dodging balls, dancers and drunken enthusiasts cheering a mosaic of languages. Where did everyo
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The Equal Play team is thrilled to be working with by Olympic Medal designer Corrine Hunt & Jeweller Sandra Bars, in producing this beautiful sterling silver pendant as a symbol of equality and the rights of women and girls on and off the field.