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Sport for Life in the Caribbean

In October 2015, the Sport for Life Society was engaged by the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) – in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Olympic Solidarity, and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) – to advance the level of technical knowledge and performance of sport systems in six member nations (Bahamas, British…
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Sport for Life Leaders School – A Catalyst for Quality Sport

Five years ago, we launched Sport for Life Leaders School to help build a new kind of leader for a new kind of Canadian sport. We believe in quality sport based on the Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, delivered with a focus on the holistic development of each individual, using a developmentally appropriate approach that puts…
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Physical Literacy for Communities welcomes four new projects

Four communities have equipped themselves to deliver sustainable physical literacy programming and improve the health and achievements of their citizens by committing to the Physical Literacy for Communities initiative. Over the next three years, Aurora, Hamilton, Sudbury, and White Rock will each develop a long-term, cross-sectoral approach around physical literacy. Aurora – Activate Aurora began…
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Sport for Life receives national award for excellence in health promotion

Victoria, B.C. – In its efforts to promote quality sport and physical literacy development throughout Canada, the Sport for Life Society has been recognized by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Each year the CMA honours those outside the health sector for activities and initiatives that have contributed to improvements in the health and wellness of…
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The South Surrey White Rock Community Receives a Green Light to Move Forward on an Innovative and Creative Partnership in Health Promotion

South Surrey White Rock B.C. – The residents of South Surrey White Rock will be the beneficiaries of a unique and innovative health promotion project. Thanks to a partnership with the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation (PAHF), Innovative Fitness White Rock, and Sport for Life Society, the community will experience a groundbreaking investment into their health and…
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Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource Press Release

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – (June 21, 2017) – Aboriginal Sport Circle and its partner the Sport for Life Society are proudly unveiling a new resource for communities on National Aboriginal Day. The launch is to occur simultaneously online and at an event hosted today at the Cowichan Tribes Gymnasium in Duncan, B.C. Aboriginal Communities: Active for…
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Inclusive Physical Literacy and Défi sportif AlterGo

From April 24th to April 30th, the 24th edition of Défi sportif AlterGo's takes place in Montreal. This multisport event brings together 6700 athletes, with all types of disabilities together to participate in sport competitions at all different levels - school, development, or elite. It is unique in the world that athletes of all levels…
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Launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus

Toronto, ON – The Sport for Life Society is excited to announce the launch of the Sport for Life Online Campus featuring self-paced courses that can be accessed any time, any place helping to reduce some of the time and money associated with travelling to participate in learning opportunities. Through our online campus learners will…
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First Contact stage changed to First Involvement

As Sport for Life worked with Aboriginal peoples over the past few years, it came to light that the term First Contact had negative connotations within their cultures. In the spirit of Kaizen (continuous improvement), Sport for Life engaged Aboriginal leaders and leaders in disability sport across Canada to get suggestions on what an appropriate…
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