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 in 2014 when a group of almost 40 community leaders, spearheaded by Sport Aurora, collaborated to discuss how to move Aurora into a ‘Sport for Life Community.’ The Town of Aurora, with Sport Aurora and its partners, have progressed towards the goal of increasing the physical literacy and well-being of everyone in the community by striving to become “Canada’s Most Active Community”.
- Hamilton – The “Hamilton Moves” project will expand on collaborative work completed by community partners to increase physical activity and sport participation of children through a physical literacy approach by building capacity in over 2000 staff and volunteers to deliver effective physical activity and quality sport programs for children aged 10 and under.
- Sudbury – This project will facilitate the enhancement of a multi-sector strategic alliance that will increase individuals’ (all citizens) physical activity levels and sport participation through a “developing physical literacy approach”. The focus will be building the capacity of over 1600 staff and volunteers through training to assess and deliver evidence informed, high quality programs.
- South Surrey White Rock – This unique and innovative five-year health promotion project will result in a healthy community where people are committed to physical, social and mental well-being. The project goals are to see 33,000 children, youth, adults and seniors have improved confidence, competence, and motivation to be physically Active for Life.
For more information on how to incorporate the Physical Literacy for Communities approach, email Drew Mitchell, Sport for Life Director of Physical Literacy – firstname.lastname@example.org.