Category Archives: S4LFor

Newcomer

The situation in Canada By 2030, immigration will account for all of Canada's net population growth. Cities across Canada are being transformed by immigration, and these demographic trends will undoubtedly impact Canadian sports. Grassroots and professional sports organizations need to find ways to appeal to this diverse new audience. How Sport for life helps Newcomer Sport…
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Aboriginal Peoples

The Situation in Canada Sport means different things to different Aboriginal people and groups. For many Aboriginal people, the primary purpose of sport is to build self-esteem among youth. Sport and activity gives youth a sense of purpose and direction, and, in some cases, helps them to engage in more appropriate activity during their free…
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Health Practitioners

The situation in Canada People living physically active lifestyles will lead to healthier communities through injury prevention and general health and wellness. The overlap between the sport, recreation, education and health sectors not only helps with the integration of facilities and the delivery of quality sport and physical activity programming, but it ultimately leads to…
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Parents

The situation in Canada Kids who have fun playing a sport or taking part in physical activity are more likely to stay active and healthy for their entire lifetime. They are likely to develop a higher level of physical literacy and also have a better chance to pursue excellence in sport. Designed properly, children’s sport…
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Women and Girls

The situation in Canada The number of women and girls participating in regular physical activity, recreational sports and elite competitions 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…
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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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