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National Sport Organization Power Panel Celebrates Evolution of Canadian Sport at 2020 Sport for Life Canadian Summit

From basketball to Nordic skiing to tennis, ‘We the North’ has taken new meaning as the Canadian sport landscape continues to evolve, notably over the past year. A new generation of Canadian tennis stars are emerging, contributing to significant growth of the sport nationwide. With Bianca Andreescu, Denis Shapovalov, Felix Auger-Aliassime, plus others joining the…
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Canadian Safe Sport conference to be held in 2020

When it comes to ensuring that athletes are free of discrimination and abuse, Canada is a global leader. Quebec in particular has been at the forefront of implementing safety measures, creating a blueprint that is now being used worldwide. Moreover, Sport'Aide  a Quebec organization at the heart of this excitement - will host the second…
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Sport for Life mobilizes Inclusive Physical Literacy

Sport for Life is putting together a special team. If sport and physical activity organizations across the country want to get serious about physical literacy development for participants with disabilities, then our PL 501 -- Inclusive Physical Literacy workshop is the perfect place to start. And now we’ve trained six new learning facilitators to continue…
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Developing Physical Literacy, Take two!

Physical literacy is a journey, not a destination, which means you can spend your whole life developing it. In Sport for Life’s latest resource Developing Physical Literacy: Building a New Normal for All Canadians, movement enthusiasts can find plentiful information not only on how to move, but how to get others moving as well. “We…
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Risk management course offered for sport organizations

There’s no shortage of risk when it comes to running a sport organization, so how do you plan for the future while also being prepared for the worst? With Sport for Life’s e-learning course, Risk Management in Sport, you’ll get a practical description of the risks you can anticipate encountering, and how to effectively plan…
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Mobilizing multisport with Fortune Freestyle

If everything is going according to their strategic plan, the athletes coming up through Fortune Freestyle’s long term development program will participate in a wide range of dryland sports, including hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing. Because of cooperative scheduling with other teams, they may compete in sports such as hockey or volleyball. And though…
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Olympic gold medallist Jean-Luc Brassard reflects on changing sport landscape

Nobody wanted to comment. When news broke that a number of Canadian female alpine skiers had been sexually abused by their coach Bertrand Charest between 1991 and 1998, leading to a trial and ultimate guilty verdict, initially Jean-Luc Brassard didn’t want to get involved. The celebrated Olympic gold medal-winning skier was shocked by the allegations,…
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West Vancouver makes physical literacy headlines

[caption id="attachment_13316" align="alignleft" width="403"] Photo by Mike Wakefield, North Shore News[/caption] An ambitious multi-year physical literacy initiative in West Vancouver is making headlines across the country as the school district moves toward integrating movement into their everyday curriculum. After launching the project during the 2015/16 school year, initially working with only one grade, they’ve now…
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Athletics Australia throws its weight behind PLAYBuilder

The PLAYBuilder app has made a global splash since being released last year. Developed in Canada by Momentum IT Group and Sport for Life, it has become an integral part of sport and physical literacy organizations across North America. Now, thanks to a new partnership with Athletics Australia, it’s also being embraced Down Under. The…
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