Sport for Life revitalizes resource for New to Canada Participants

According to statistics, approximately 40,000 people a month arrived in Canada throughout 2021 and 2022 from all over the world. Some of them were students, others were immigrants or temporary foreign workers, and an increasing number were refugees from countries such as Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria. With this complex new social reality comes both opportunity and challenge, which is why Sport for Life has chosen to revitalize its resource Sport for Life for Every New to Canada Participant.

Move for Life champions hockey mental health support initiative

White Rock hockey players will receive innovative mental health support following a community tragedy, thanks to the financial support of Peace Arch Hospital and Community Health Foundation’s Move for Life project.   According to Semiahmoo Ravens U18 head coach Josh Daley, this support is coming at a critical time. 

Sport for Life celebrates World Health Day

What does it mean to accomplish health for all? This year on April 7, there will be a global celebration of the 75th anniversary of World Health Day – which was first observed in 1949 and marks the establishment of the World Health Organization (WHO). Each year the organization chooses a different theme selected by WHO’s Director-General, and this year’s is Health for All.

Sport for Life makes physical literacy connections in Bermuda

Bermuda is getting serious about physical literacy and quality sport development.  Consisting of 181 islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, the British territory began participating in the Summer Olympics in 1936 and in the Winter Olympics in 1992. Since then their national sport organizations have been making steady progress, taking home their first gold medal in triathlon at the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 – making them the smallest country to ever achieve this at a summer games. Now they’ve partnered with Sport for Life to continue fine-tuning their long-term athlete development system.

Physical literacy researcher Dr. Natalie Houser shares movement-based pedagogy strategies as keynote presenter at 2023 International Physical Literacy Conference

At the upcoming International Physical Literacy Conference, the University of Manitoba (U of M)’s Dr. Natalie Houser will be sharing her research into physical literacy enriched pedagogy. Her  keynote address is titled “Supporting physical literacy enriched experiences across movement contexts” and will take place on May 3.

International Physical Literacy Conference Diamond sponsor QuaverEd celebrates movement education

The goal is to enrich the lives of children. Founded in 2009, QuaverEd is an education technology company that aims to reach children through state-of-the-art digital resources. They specialize in innovative curricula for elementary schools across North America and around the world. Their most recent curriculum offering, QuaverHealth•PE, engages thousands of students and teachers in physical literacy. 

Physical education professor and author Dr. Brian Culp joins keynote lineup at 2023 International Physical Literacy Conference

The latest addition to the keynote presenter lineup at the upcoming International Physical Literacy Conference in New York City is Dr. Brian Culp, an author and Professor at Kennesaw State University who specializes in youth physical activity, social climate, anti-racism, spatial justice, and leadership.

Investigative reporter and author Tom Farrey named as International Physical Literacy Conference keynote

Sport for Life is excited to announce that Tom Farrey, executive director of the Sports & Society Program at the Aspen Institute, will be a keynote speaker at the 2023  International Physical Literacy Conference, which takes place May 2-5 in New York City, New York.

Summit challenges delegates to thrive through changing times

The first of our 2023 Sport for Life Summits took place in Ottawa on February 8 and 9.  The Ottawa Summit organizers prioritized knowledge exchange and engagement at the core of the program design, and it was an ideal opportunity for NSOs, MSOs, researchers, coaches, athletes and administrators…

100 Mile House mobilizes PL4C

They’ve put together an eclectic team. When the community of 100 Mile House assembled their first partner table as part of the Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C) initiative, it began with a trio of basketball coaches, a representative of the local soccer association, two members of a toddler…

Physical literacy summit coming to Rhode Island in March

Are you ready to chart a new course? The National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL) is preparing to host their first ever Summit from March 6 to 9, 2023 at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island. Organizers hope to create an opportunity for professionals within the health and physical…

Sport for Life Honours International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the social, economic and cultural achievements of women, and a reminder of the ongoing push for equity. This year Sport for Life decided to share stories from our team members that self-identify as women about the role physical activity has played…
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