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Quebec secondary school launches innovative sport program

Following the recent announcement of its official launch, the Sport 3D program and its designers have already been attracting a lot of interest from the sport sector over the past few weeks, including from media outlets such as Radio-Canada. Led by Sébastien Ouellet and five facilitators from Juvénat Notre-Dame du Saint-Laurent Secondary School, the innovative…
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#CommonwealthMoves initiative mobilizes PLAYBuilder content

This year’s pandemic brought a lot of people’s lives grinding to a halt, and the Commonwealth Moves initiative wants to get them moving again. The Commonwealth Secretariat has teamed up with organizations like Sport for Life to reboot the sector in this new COVID-19 reality, and is promoting PLAYBuilder as a key tool in the…
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Coaching our colleagues through COVID-19

[caption id="attachment_15191" align="alignleft" width="348"] Kabir Hosein with his daughter[/caption] Sport for Life storyteller Will Johnson shares a personal story about the power of coaching as our industry faces the difficulties surrounding this pandemic  I never really envisioned my life beyond age 35.  When I successfully tied the knot with my wife Kristina earlier this year,…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Saskatchewan Physical Education Association

[caption id="attachment_15186" align="alignleft" width="437"] Executive director Reg Leidl[/caption] The Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) is a provincial non-profit that provides quality leadership, advocacy and resources for professionals in physical and health education to positively influence the lifestyles of Saskatchewan's children and youth. The mission is to promote and support active healthy lifestyles through the development…
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Swimming Canada embraces transformative athlete development philosophy

[caption id="attachment_15155" align="alignleft" width="375"] Photos Courtesy of Swimming Canada[/caption] Swimming is one of the most popular sports in Canada. For the last eight years our country has been routinely churning out Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have made a splash in the international scene. Much of this success stems from the work of John Atkinson,…
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Trinidad and Tobago industry professionals reaffirm commitment to Long-Term Development with web series

[caption id="attachment_15103" align="alignleft" width="440"] A screenshot from the web series[/caption] The Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) is committed to making Long-Term Development the industry standard for their sport system, and recently teamed up with Sport for Life to put on a six-part web series available to industry professionals. Aimed at addressing identified gaps in…
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Welcoming newcomers with quality sport

Starting over in a new country can be extremely difficult. That's why Sport for Life pitched the Building More Movement and Social Connection for Newcomers Project to the City of Victoria, as part of their annual Participatory Budgeting contest — spearheaded by our Senior Manager of Operations Kabir Hosein. If successfully selected, our organization plans…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Sport North Federation

Sport North Federation is dedicated to the development of sport at every level of participation in the Northwest Territories. Their Community Sport Development & Physical Literacy Engagement Facilitator Spider Jones recently connected with Sport for Life to talk about why his organization has decided to embrace the PLAYBuilder app to support their quality sport programming. …
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Canada Soccer puts athletes first

It’s about developing good people who contribute to their society. When Canada Soccer’s Manager of Development–Operations, Dave Nutt, thinks about the long-term development of athletes, his emphasis isn’t on finding the best dribbler or the most talented shooter; instead, he’s fixated on creating the right environment to foster social, emotional and mental health. As the…
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Softball BC commits to Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development Pathway implementation

[caption id="attachment_14972" align="alignleft" width="450"] Courtesy of Softball BC[/caption] Amidst a global reckoning about systemic racism in North America and beyond, sport organizations are increasingly looking for ways to create in-roads into under-serviced communities and to create better cultural awareness. Softball BC is one example of a provincial organization putting in the time to incorporate the…
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