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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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  • Sport for Life CEO speaks out following abuse report

    The numbers are staggering. A recent CBC news report has revealed that at least 222 coaches involved in amateur Canadian sports have been convicted of sex offences that involve over 600 victims in the past 20 years. The Sport for Life Society stands with Canadian Sport Minister Kirsty Duncan, who...

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  • Popping the Bubble Wrap: Making Space for Risky Play Webinar

    It used to be normal for children to spend long hours outdoors and away from watchful adults. Today, children spend more time indoors and in supervised, structured activities. The evidence is clear that children need regular and repeated access to outdoor play – with its risks - yet also indicates...

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  • Preschool Physical Literacy Assessment (Pre PLAy)

    You’re never too young to play. Sport for Life and the INCH Lab from McMaster University have developed the Preschool Physical Literacy Assessment (Pre PLAy)—an observation tool that measures a child’s physical literacy capabilities. It’s designed to be used in early childcare settings as they offer important opportunities to support...

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  • International Physical Literacy Conference 2019 in Winnipeg

    Sport for Life is thrilled to be hosting the International Physical Literacy Conference 2019 in Winnipeg, bringing together delegates and subject matter experts from around the world to discuss how to further mobilize physical literacy knowledge. Held from May 7 to 10, the conference’s theme is “Moving Forward Together”. We’ll...

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  • Welcome All Abilities

    Sport for Life’s vision is for everyone to have the opportunity to participate in quality sport and physical literacy experiences. We believe that to truly build quality sport and physical literacy, no one can be left behind. In our efforts to reduce inequalities for persons with disabilities, Sport for Life...

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  • Dr. Wilton Littlechild set to share wisdom at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

    Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild will share his wisdom with attendees of the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit, speaking to its theme “Moving to Action”. The Summit will be held in Gatineau, Quebec on January 23 and 24. Dr. Littlechild is a long-time champion of athletics, and has been honoured...

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  • Sport Legacies – Moving to Action on the Ground

    Building community, promoting healthy living and fostering team spirit. These are some of the objectives that will be discussed at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit during a four-person panel titled “Sport Legacies: Moving to Action on the Ground”, supported by Jumpstart and consisting of Tim Adams, Dean McIntosh,...

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