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Do you know the ABCs of physical literacy?

[caption id="attachment_17586" align="alignleft" width="500"] Sport for Life storyteller Will Johnson's son Kristopher has been mastering climbing down the stairs.[/caption] By Will Johnson My son Kristopher was pointing his toe like a ballerina.  Down on all fours at the top lip of our house’s central staircase, my one-year-old had side-crawled himself into position before sending out…
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Canada names first ever Sport Integrity Commissioner as part of national safe sport strategy

[caption id="attachment_17621" align="alignleft" width="440"] Sarah-Ève Pelletier[/caption] Canada now has a Sport Integrity Commissioner. Earlier this month, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC), federally appointed to lead the development and implementation of an independent national safe sport mechanism, announced the selection of Sarah-Ève Pelletier as the first to oversee Canada’s new safe sport program. …
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2022 Sport for Life Canadian Summit announces 10 host communities

Two days, 10 cities. For the first time ever, the Sport for Life Canadian Summit will take place in multiple communities simultaneously. To optimize accessibility for communities throughout Canada, it will be a simultaneous, multi-community extravaganza that features both live, local content as well as virtual content that will connect all of the host communities…
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Sport for Life and Physical Literacy for Life seek Committee Members

  Sport for Life, and its charitable arm Physical Literacy for Life, are looking for passionate people to join our Boards’ Governance and Finance & Audit Committees. Whether you have experience in the sport and physical activity sector, a passion for quality sport, physical literacy,  or anything in between, we encourage you to check out…
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Sport for Life bolsters staff force with 12 new hires

The Sport for Life team is growing. As the pandemic continues to disrupt the lives of Canadians, the work of improving the quality of sport and developing physical literacy continues. Our organization has pivoted to virtual work, so we’ve been able to fundamentally change our hiring practices to expand our scope, resulting in being able…
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Caribbean Canadian Artistic Stars aims to change lives through community empowerment

It’s about way more than soccer. When the founders of Caribbean Canadian Artistic Stars (CCAS Inc.) talk about their programming for marginalized and newcomer girls, the foundation of their work is equitable and inclusive quality sport coupled with art. But really, they have larger ambitions than that. They’re interested in developing the whole person through…
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Ridley College pursues multisport mission

Physical literacy and scholastic achievement are more interconnected than you think. At Ridley College in St. Catharines, students are taught about the three-fold nature of development — mind, body and spirit —  and that exercise is a key component in wellness. As part of their studies, they have the choice to participate in 19 competitive…
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Volleyball BC welcomes Canadian newcomers

Volleyball BC is embarking on a multi-faceted initiative to boost the number of Canadian newcomers playing the sport, and has already seen success through their pilot projects and summer camps. This is part of a larger strategic plan launched by the provincial sport organization in early 2021 to promote diversity and inclusion in governance, programs…
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