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 in real time from May 11 to 12.

The annual Summit brings together leaders who work together to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. The objective is to foster connection, understanding, creativity and progress among communities across Canada. We want to help build a more collaborative and resilient system where the sport, recreation, health and education sectors are aligned and working together, striving towards quality sport programming and physical literacy development that is equitably available to everyone.

To pull off this multifaceted cross-country endeavor, Sport for Life teamed up with partners in each host city.

The venues will be:

Victoria – in partnership with PISE (Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence)

New Westminster – in partnership with City of New Westminster

Prince George – in partnership with Engage Sport North

Edmonton – in partnership with SPARC Alberta

Winnipeg – in partnership with Sport Manitoba

Chatham-Kent – in partnership with Physical Literacy Chatham-Kent

Peel – in partnership with Play in Peel

Ottawa – in partnership with House of Sport

Lanaudière – in partnership with Réseau Accès Participation (RAP)

Iqaluit – in partnership with Government of Nunavut

The theme of the Summit is Reflect. Reconnect. Reimagine. Each day of the Summit will focus on a specific stream that speaks to the overall theme. Day 1 will be Sport and Physical Activity for Everyone, and Day 2 will be Sport and Physical Activity for the Future.

National and community-specific content will connect to sectoral objectives, priorities and initiatives including but not limited to, Canadian Sport Policy renewal, safe sport, gender equity, the impact of sport and physical activity on social determinants of health, systemic racism and discrimination, community quality sport access, and sport for development, economic prosperity and sustainability in a post-pandemic world.

Here is our lineup of keynote presenters:

  • Dr. Ibram X. Kendi — Director, Boston University Center for Antiracist Research; #1 New York Times bestselling author
  • Dorota Bumcyńska — CEO of Manitoba Museum; Refugee Advocate
  • Glenn and Nick Hoag — Father-son Olympic and Professional Volleyball Duo; Proponents of Long-Term Development
  • Aisha Saintiche — Certified Health Coach; Keynote Speaker; Author

Additional up-to-date information on the Summit can be found on our website: sportforlife.ca/summit

Have questions about the 2022 Summit? Contact Tyler Laing, Senior Manager of Communications at Sport for Life: tyler@sportforlife.ca.

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