Category Archives: Blog Posts

Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource Press Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – (June 21, 2017) – Aboriginal Sport Circle and its partner the Sport for Life Society are proudly unveiling a new resource for communities on National Aboriginal Day. The launch is to occur simultaneously online and at an event hosted today at the Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium in Duncan, B.C. Aboriginal Communities: Active for…
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Inclusive Physical Literacy and Défi sportif AlterGo

From April 24th to April 30th, the 24th edition of Défi sportif AlterGo's takes place in Montreal. This multisport event brings together 6700 athletes, with all types of disabilities together to participate in sport competitions at all different levels - school, development, or elite. It is unique in the world that athletes of all levels…
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Faculty Position in Physical Literacy – Ontario

The Department of Kinesiology at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in physical literacy and education across the lifespan for a 3-year instructional limited term appointment (with the possibility of renewal) effective July 1, 2017. Candidates are expected to teach in the areas of physical literacy and movement education. Hiring…
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Launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus

Toronto, ON – The Sport for Life Society is excited to announce the launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus featuring self-paced courses that can be accessed any time, any place helping to reduce some of the time and money associated with travelling to participate in learning opportunities. Through our online campus learners will…
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First Contact stage changed to First Involvement

As Sport for Life worked with Aboriginal peoples over the past few years, it came to light that the term First Contact had negative connotations within their cultures. In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement), Sport for Life engaged Aboriginal leaders and leaders in disability sport across Canada to get suggestions on what an appropriate…
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How I Endorsed Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

By Gary Shelton Are you a Canadian physical literacy champion like me? If so, you hopefully participated in the effort to unite Canadians behind a single physical literacy definition. You’ll also hopefully know about the presentation of the “Vancouver Declaration on Physical Literacy” at the International Physical Literacy Conference 2015 (IPLC2015) on June 14, 2015. Maybe…
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Engaging girls in sport– advice for parents and family

Women and girls report more barriers to sport  participation than men and boys, which affects their involvement and therefore  health. Here are some ways parents can support their daughters in staying involved in a physically active lifestyle. Invest time to learn about the psycho-social factors influencing women and girls, and how to reduce the barriers…
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