Category Archives: Blog Posts

First Contact stage name changed to First Involvement

As Sport for Life has worked with Indigenous peoples over the past few years, it came to light that the term First Contact had negative connotations within Indigenous cultures. In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement), Sport for Life engaged Indigenous leaders and leaders in disability sport across Canada to determine an appropriate term. First…
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Sport for Life in the Caribbean

In October 2015, the Sport for Life Society was engaged by the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) – in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Solidarity, and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) – to advance the level of technical knowledge and performance of sport systems in six member nations (Bahamas, British…
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Sport for Life Leaders School – A Catalyst for Quality Sport

Five years ago, we launched Sport for Life Leaders School to help build a new kind of leader for a new kind of Canadian sport. We believe in quality sport based on the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, delivered with a focus on the holistic development of each individual, using a developmentally appropriate approach that puts…
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Physical Literacy for Communities welcomes four new projects

Four communities have equipped themselves to deliver sustainable physical literacy programming and improve the health and achievements of their citizens by committing to the Physical Literacy for Communities initiative. Over the next three years, Aurora, Hamilton, Sudbury, and White Rock will each develop a long-term, cross-sectoral approach around physical literacy. Aurora – Activate Aurora began…
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Sport for Life receives national award for excellence in health promotion

Victoria, B.C. – In its efforts to promote quality sport and physical literacy development throughout Canada, the Sport for Life Society has been recognized by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Each year the CMA honours those outside the health sector for activities and initiatives that have contributed to improvements in the health and wellness of…
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Creating a Community that is Active for Life

This article was originally published in the resource Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life. This resource aims to help our children and youth across the country enjoy long, healthy, happy, and good lives. This work seeks to address the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and serves as a tool for addressing fundamental rights of Indigenous Peoples—the right to…
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How to Create Quality Experiences in Sport and Activity: Keep Everyone Moving in Progressive and Challenging Ways

This article was originally published in the resource Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life. This resource aims to help our children and youth across the country enjoy long, healthy, happy, and good lives. This work seeks to address the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and serves as a tool for addressing fundamental rights of Indigenous Peoples—the right to…
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Creating the stepping stones to sport participation: Keep it fun and purposeful

This content was originally published in the resource Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life. This resource aims to help aboriginal children and youth across the country enjoy long, healthy, happy, and good lives. This work seeks to address the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and serves as a tool for addressing fundamental rights of Indigenous Peoples—the right…
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