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Sport for Life CEO speaks out following abuse report

Child advocate Sheldon Kennedy (left) shakes hands with Sport for Life CEO Richard Way (right) during a meeting held in Victoria last week to discuss abuse in sport. Photo by Will Johnson The numbers are staggering. A recent CBC news report has revealed that at least 222 coaches involved in amateur Canadian sports have been…
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Popping the Bubble Wrap: Making Space for Risky Play Webinar

It used to be normal for children to spend long hours outdoors and away from watchful adults. Today, children spend more time indoors and in supervised, structured activities. The evidence is clear that children need regular and repeated access to outdoor play – with its risks - yet also indicates that children’s engagement in it…
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Preschool Physical Literacy Assessment (Pre PLAy)

You’re never too young to play. Sport for Life and the INCH Lab from McMaster University have developed the Preschool Physical Literacy Assessment (Pre PLAy)—an observation tool that measures a child’s physical literacy capabilities. It’s designed to be used in early childcare settings as they offer important opportunities to support children in developing their physical…
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International Physical Literacy Conference 2019 in Winnipeg

Sport for Life is thrilled to be hosting the International Physical Literacy Conference 2019 in Winnipeg, bringing together delegates and subject matter experts from around the world to discuss how to further mobilize physical literacy knowledge. Held from May 7 to 10, the conference’s theme is “Moving Forward Together”. We’ll be discussing physical literacy in…
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Welcome All Abilities

Sport for Life’s vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to participate in quality sport and physical literacy experiences. We believe that to truly build quality sport and physical literacy, no one can be left behind. In our efforts to reduce inequalities for persons with disabilities, Sport for Life partnered with Canadian Tire Jumpstart…
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Sport Legacies – Moving to Action on the Ground

Building community, promoting healthy living and fostering team spirit. These are some of the objectives that will be discussed at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit during a four-person panel titled “Sport Legacies: Moving to Action on the Ground”, supported by Jumpstart and consisting of Tim Adams, Dean McIntosh, Dr. Laura Misener, and facilitated…
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Greg Henhawk Receives IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award

Greg Henhawk Receives IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award Canada’s most deserving and influential coaches and sport leaders were honoured on November 9 at the 2018 Petro-Canada Sport Leadership Awards Gala. Among them was Greg Henhawk, who received the IG Wealth Management National NCCP Coach Developer Award. This award recognizes an outstanding individual…
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What’s the Latest on Relative Age Effects?

What’s the Latest on Relative Age Effects? Paul Jurbala, Director, Knowledge, Sport for Life Society The following is a synopsis of abstracts and presentations along with my comments from “Relative Age Effects: An International Conference” held October 17, 2018 at York University. For more information on the conference see High-level Summary: Relative Age Effects…
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