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Sport for Life in the Caribbean

In October 2015, the Sport for Life Society was engaged by the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) – in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Solidarity, and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) – to advance the level of technical knowledge and performance of sport systems in six member nations (Bahamas, British…
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Sport for Life Leaders School – A Catalyst for Quality Sport

Five years ago, we launched Sport for Life Leaders School to help build a new kind of leader for a new kind of Canadian sport. We believe in quality sport based on the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, delivered with a focus on the holistic development of each individual, using a developmentally appropriate approach that puts…
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Physical Literacy Instructor Program Officially Launches

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 national, blended e-learning and in-person training experience that provides the opportunity to become a recognized physical literacy instructor.  The purpose of the four…
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Keynotes and early-bird registration for the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

Victoria, B.C. – Early-bird registration is now open for the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit, which takes place January 23-25 in Gatineau, Quebec. The theme of this year's Summit is "Working Together". If we want to give participants in sport and physical activity the best possible chance to succeed, then we must ensure collaboration within the sport system…
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Physical Literacy for Communities welcomes four new projects

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…
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Sport for Life receives national award for excellence in health promotion

Victoria, B.C. – In its efforts to promote quality sport and physical literacy development throughout Canada, the Sport for Life Society has been recognized by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Each year the CMA honours those outside the health sector for activities and initiatives that have contributed to improvements in the health and wellness of…
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Bob Bearpark Foundation

“Coaches teach important lessons in life... reliability, honesty, team building, life skills and values” Bob Bearpark Robert ‘Bob’ Edward Bearpark 1943 - 1996 Bob Bearpark embarked on a career in teaching and coaching in the southwest of England where he was a well-known athlete, physical educator and coach in the counties of Gloucestershire and Devon.…
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Making meaningful competition affordable and accessible in rural Saskatchewan

Reflecting on the competition concepts outlined in Section 1 and Long-Term Athlete Development/Long-Term Participant Development Pathway 10 Key Factors, there are questions to consider when examining competition from a sport and athlete development perspective. To participate in competition, how far and how much does it cost to travel? Are associated competition fees and travel too…
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Competition: Contributing to the positive development of athletes

It’s hard to imagine that an 18-year-old lacrosse player who was selected fifth overall in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) draft – who was named to both the all-star and all-rookie teams in his inaugural season, who proceeded to win the NLL championship in each of his first three seasons in the league, and who…
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