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Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource Press Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – (June 21, 2017) – Aboriginal Sport Circle and its partner the Sport for Life Society are proudly unveiling a new resource for communities on National Aboriginal Day. The launch is to occur simultaneously online and at an event hosted today at the Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium in Duncan, B.C. Aboriginal Communities: Active for…
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Indigenous Communities: Active for Life (full-day)

The Indigenous Communities: Active for Life resource and accompanying full-day workshop were created with guidance from Indigenous leaders throughout the country, with the purpose of inspiring community leaders looking for culturally tailored resources that act as a vehicle toward individual and community holistic development. The resource and workshop supports these individual champions as they embark on…
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Inclusive Physical Literacy and Défi sportif AlterGo

From April 24th to April 30th, the 24th edition of Défi sportif AlterGo's takes place in Montreal. This multisport event brings together 6700 athletes, with all types of disabilities together to participate in sport competitions at all different levels - school, development, or elite. It is unique in the world that athletes of all levels…
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Launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus

Toronto, ON – The Sport for Life Society is excited to announce the launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus featuring self-paced courses that can be accessed any time, any place helping to reduce some of the time and money associated with travelling to participate in learning opportunities. Through our online campus learners will…
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First Contact stage changed to First Involvement

As Sport for Life worked with Aboriginal peoples over the past few years, it came to light that the term First Contact had negative connotations within their cultures. In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement), Sport for Life engaged Aboriginal leaders and leaders in disability sport across Canada to get suggestions on what an appropriate…
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Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway (full day)

The Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway resource and Supporting Indigenous Participation workshop is designed to help sport and physical activity leaders and organizations across Canada enhance their understanding about how to support Indigenous participants and athletes in their programming. The workshop will spend time developing an appreciation of Indigenous culture, and how that culture plays out in terms…
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Physical Literacy 501: Inclusive Physical Literacy (half-day)

PL 501 will help participants to understand the importance of physical literacy development for participants with disabilities. This workshop will take participants through what universally accessible programs are and how to plan and create them.  It will also help participants to develop their adaptations to fundamental movement skills to allow for different disability types to participate…
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Physical Literacy 301: Creating a Quality Physical Literacy Experience (half-day)

Participants will learn how to incorporate physical literacy enriched activities into a variety of indoor or outdoor settings. The activities can be easily implemented by a coach, physical educator or generalist teacher, recreation leader or parent. Physical literacy will be discussed as a means to enhance performance, increase active participation, as well as to reduce risk of injury. Physical activity is a…
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Physical Literacy 201: Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (half-day)

This workshop will provide participants with the ability to execute, score and interpret the physical literacy assessment for youth (PLAY) tools in a sport specific setting. The session includes an update on physical literacy trends, which highlight potential roles for sport associations. Participants will leave this session with a renewed sense of urgency to address physical literacy…
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Physical Literacy 101: An Introduction to Physical Literacy (half-day)

Physical activity is a lot more fun when you are physically literate. Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as an important component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health and education sectors within Canada. Unfortunately, not everyone knows or understands what exactly physical literacy is. The goal of the Physical Literacy…
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Becoming a Sport for Life Community (full-day)

The community is the first place everyone experiences physical activity and sport. Sport for Life provides the framework to ensure these experiences are positive and sets the stage for a lifelong relationship with physical activity. Municipal recreation, community leaders and community sport stakeholders are increasingly concerned about the health and wellness of their communities. This…
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