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Learn how to become a physical literacy instructor

The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches, and others in becoming a physical literacy instructor.  The Physical Literacy Instructor program is a blended eLearning and workshop training experience that provides the opportunity for an individual to become a recognized physical literacy instructor.…
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PL4C operationalizes The Common Vision

Created in 2018, A Common Vision for Increasing Physical Activity and Reducing Sedentary Living in Canada: Let’s Get Moving is a foundational document for all the work done at Sport for Life. With a focus on getting Canadians physically active, it aims to unite sectors such as recreation, health and sport in achieving milestones as…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Bowls Canada

Jake Schuknecht is the development manager for Bowls Canada, which recently made the decision to provide PLAYBuilder access to all their community coaches. Sport for Life connected with him to see how the platform is working so far. Q: How did you hear about PLAYBuilder? A: From various Sport for Life emails, webinars, presentations, etc.…
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The controversy around early talent identification

Many sport organizations in Canada practice early talent identification (TID), a process where children between the ages of 10-14 are evaluated and selected for high-performance sport programs and put on a track towards athletic success. Unfortunately, this can lead to issues for both those who are identified and those who are not, and this approach…
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Sweden prepares for Change the Game Conference

The eighth annual Change the Game Conference is coming up in Sweden from September 21 to 24. The virtual event will continue to focus on the power of physical literacy. Following the success of the first ever International Physical Literacy Conference Europe, that was held in Umeå in 2019, organizer Tom Englén hopes the event…
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Golf Ontario builds trust and relationships with regional sustainability model

Golf Ontario is piloting a four-year regional sustainability strategy in three areas of the province, with plans to further expand once the pilot has concluded. The project aims to bring together national, provincial, and local sport organizations to foster relationships and implement the principles of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity. “This is something…
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Let’s Play BC ignites passion

The creators of Let’s Play BC have a pretty straightforward ambition.  “Basically the vision for Let’s Play is to give every child with a mobility-related physical disability a healthy, happy start to being active. So we provide equipment and resources in order to do that,” said Marni Abbott-Peter, during the 2021 Virtual Sport for Life…
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For the love of volleyball: A conversation with Dr. Charles Cardinal

Canada has been recognized internationally for the quality of its Long-Term Development resources, but still has a long way to go before coaches at every level of the Canadian sport system properly prioritize implementation, according to planning and periodization expert Dr. Charles Cardinal. One of the original authors of the seminal Canadian Sport for Life—Long-Term…
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Voices of Pride Month, Volume II

Pride Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Beyond the typical parades and festivities, it’s also a chance for the greater public to learn about the unique perspectives and lived experiences of people of all sexualities and gender identities.  This year Sport for Life reached out to various…
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Voices of Pride Month, Volume I

Pride Month is an annual opportunity to celebrate the rich diversity of the LGBTQ+ community. Beyond the typical parades and festivities, it’s also a chance for the greater public to learn about the unique perspectives and lived experiences of people of all sexualities and gender identities.  This year Sport for Life reached out to various…
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Sport for Life celebrates Asian Heritage Month

Asian Heritage Month is an important time of reflection for Annie Lau, Sport for Life’s Senior Coordinator of Operations. It’s a time to celebrate her culture, express pride in her ethnicity, and further commit to confronting and denouncing the anti-Asian racism that exists in Canada. “Asian Heritage Month represents all Asian-Canadians and our cultures, traditions,…
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National Health and Fitness Day coming up on June 5

Get ready to show off your moves, Canada! Coming up on June 5, National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) is the best way to cope with COVID-19 fatigue. Following the success of last year’s first ever virtual event, as well as Winter Health and Fitness Week earlier this year, the latest event is challenging people…
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