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A message from the International Division of Sport for Life

We believe that all children in the world should have the opportunity to develop physical literacy. We also believe that everyone needs to work together to make the world a better place, and that as global leaders we have a responsibility to share knowledge and empower others to activate change. This is why it is…
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Standing up at Sport for Life

If sitting is the new smoking, then Sport for Life wants you to quit. Our Victoria office is now almost exclusively populated by standing desks, which can be operated with a crank, that give our employees a respite from hours of sitting sedentary in front of a screen. And the benefits are obvious. “I wanted…
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North Shore champions physical literacy

It’s been just over nine months since West Vancouver and Bowen Island committed to introduce physical literacy learning to their communities, and one of the project leads can’t believe the progress that’s been made in such a short time. “When we started the project, right away we identified that we need some common language. That…
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Active Sudbury embraces transformational initiatives

Unless you’re specifically interested in the intersection between health and physical activity, chances are you don’t know what physical literacy is--and that’s something Carolyn Crang of the Active Sudbury project hopes to change. Since the project began in 2017, Crang and the Active Sudbury team have hosted multiple physical literacy conferences while providing training opportunities…
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How to build a sailing community

At Glenmore Sailing Club in Calgary, you don’t even need your own sailboat to be a member. It offers special programs for people who are ex-military, has a unique partnership with the Scouts, and works every day to make their operation as inclusive as possible. This is all a part of implementing the Long-Term Sailor…
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Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Get in the Game

There are 40 Boys and Girls Clubs from coast to coast that have joined the “Get in the Game” project to date, funded by Canadian Tire Jumpstart. With 100 clubs ultimately expected to sign on, this project aims to help staff provide more inclusive physical activity and sports programming for youth of all abilities. Club…
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Sport for Life stands against racism

Racism is a problem that needs to be solved in Canada. The Sport for Life Society stands against all forms of racism and discrimination, and in our resources we encourage respect for people of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Released in 2018, Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada aims to create inclusion in sport…
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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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