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Women and Girls

The Situation in Canada The number of women and girls participating in regular physical activity, recreational sport, and elite competition has increased rapidly in the last few decades. This is significant, considering the fact that no women participated in the first Olympic Games back in 1896. Women and girls, however, who account for more than…
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Recreation Professionals

The Situation in Canada In the past, the sport system has been divided into silos of program delivery: recreation, sport clubs, and physical education in schools. With many different institutions, agencies, and groups involved in delivering sport and physical activity programming, it makes program delivery and participation expensive and inefficient. Cooperation and joint action between…
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Educators

The Situation in Canada The Canadian education system offers one of the most important opportunities to improve the quality of sport and physical activity for all Canadians. From daycares to universities, the health of the nation and the long-term success of our athletes can be promoted through sport and activity programming at every level of…
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Coaches

The Situation in Canada Several traditional shortcomings exist within the Canadian sport system that have led to serious consequences in the training and development of our athletes. You can learn more about these issues in sport here. Fortunately, the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework has been established and adopted by every national sport organizations within Canada…
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Athletes with Disabilities

The Situation in Canada Approximately 14% of Canadians have a sensory, intellectual or physical disability, and some of these persons may have more than one disability. Canada has been recognized for achieving outstanding success in Paralympic sport, Special Olympics, Deaflympics, and other sports for athletes with disabilities, but there are concerns that systemic factors continue…
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RBC Learn to Play

Sport for Life Society has partnered with ParticipACTION to develop quality sport and physical literacy programming along with intentional sector collaboration in 190 communities across Canada through funding support of over $3 million to date. Goal Teaching kids the basic skills they need to participate in youth sport and recreation programs. The goal is to…
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St-Lucia National Olympic Committee

A program to introduce key leaders in Saint Lucia to the foundation concepts of Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) and a plan to engage stakeholders (sport policy makers, key leaders, technical experts) in the development of a Legacy Plan to ensure the growth of sport in the country. This sport plan or “blueprint” will guide the…
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Physical Literacy Curriculum Development in Andhra Pradesh

Sport for Life (Canada) in conjunction with Training Excellence and Sports for Life India are revamping the physical education curriculum for the state of Andhra Pradesh. Physical literacy is the main focus with movement, happiness, and success being the by-products. Sport for Life will provide lesson plans, a teacher trainer workshop guide, and a parent…
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Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees Sport for Life Project – CANOC

Sport for life Society has designed and is delivering a comprehensive program of Long-Term Athlete Development knowledge, modeling, system development to advance education and strategy. Using a combination of in and out of country consultations, Sport for Life Society is working with local officials and sport leaders to create, implement and monitor sport specific and…
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