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Dr. Vicki Harber reflects on her multi-decade career in the Canadian sport system

By Will Johnson Dr. Vicki Harber doesn’t mince words. The retired Olympic rower and exercise reproductive endocrinologist has been working within the Canadian sport system for much of her career, with a focus on multisport and the female athlete. For decades she’s been one of the leading voices championing the implementation of the Long-Term Development…
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Sport for Life Canadian Summit 2022 in photos

Terrell Evans of The Grind Basketball chats with elder Alex Nelson during this year's Summit in Victoria. Ten communities, four keynotes, and hundreds of delegates. The 2022 Sport for Life Canadian Summit was held on May 11 and 12, and representatives from all sectors came together to reflect, reconnect and reimagine the future of the…
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Do you know the ABCs of physical literacy?

Sport for Life storyteller Will Johnson's son Kristopher has been mastering climbing down the stairs. 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 an exploratory foot to…
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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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