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Team Canada field hockey team champions diversity

Field hockey is one of the most popular sports on the planet, currently being played in over 100 countries worldwide, and one of its most exciting areas of growth is in Canada. It tends to attract newcomers who were initially introduced to the sport elsewhere. First generation Canadians, the children of these newcomers, learn about…
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What is PL4C?

For Drew Mitchell, overseeing the Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C) program feels a little bit like being the conductor of a giant orchestra. First, there’s each community that’s working on developing physical literacy: over 25 in B.C., six in Ontario and two in Nunavut. He oversees their working groups, each of them with unique partnerships…
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Free PLAYBuilder for the month of April

These are extraordinary times and we at Sport for Life want to support our existing as well as new clients with our own extraordinary offer. Free PLAYBuilder for up to 10 users for a year. Act fast since the offer to sign up is only valid until April 30, 2020, which means you only pay…
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How to advance Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs

Developing and delivering quality sport has become a quintessential component of Canada's sport and physical activity ecosystem over the past couple of years. To ensure the best possible sport is delivered to all Canadians, Sport for Life has developed Quality Sport for Communities and Clubs. This resource aims to guide quality sport delivery based on…
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Newcomer hockey program empowers youth

Moezine Hasham owes his hockey career to a thoughtful neighbour. The Canadian-born son of Ugandan refugees of Indian descent, Hasham grew up in a diverse, multicultural community in Vancouver. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case on the ice.  He was approximately five years old and had never stepped foot on a hockey rink when a friend’s…
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Celebrating Indigenous physical literacy

Every Indigenous school has its own unique needs, but one thing they have in common with the rest of the school system is it’s difficult to convince the administration and teachers to set aside meaningful time for movement and physical literacy. Following a project that aims to change that, Sport for Life is releasing seven…
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Canadian sport organizations team up to create the Gender Equity Playbook

They’re calling it the Gender Equity Playbook. Canadian Women & Sport has announced their partnership with six multisport service organizations (MSOs) and national sport organizations (NSOs) to pilot and support the development of the playbook. Sport for Life is proud to be on that list. “Gender equity doesn’t happen without groups working together. It requires…
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PLAYBuilder crosses borders as two-year anniversary approaches

PLAYBuilder is nearly two years old. Since being launched in early 2018, Sport for Life’s innovative curriculum app has been making waves worldwide. Through partnerships with organizations such as the New York Road Runners and Athletics Australia, allowing them to custom-design their lesson plans and easily distribute them to their staff and coaches. And as…
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Canadian experts mobilize long-term development ideals to Iceland

Sport for Life expert André Lachance has been mobilizing Canadian long-term development ideals for many years now, and that work has taken him to increasingly far-flung locales. As he mobilizes long-term development, he’s been repeatedly surprised by the enthusiasm on display in Scandinavian countries. In many ways they’re implementing his teachings faster than their Canadian…
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Comox Valley seniors flock to CrossFit

The program is for seniors, but they call them Legends. In the small community of Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, one local gym has been encouraging  physical literacy development in an unusual way: getting the older generation involved in CrossFit. And now that the gym has a steady cohort of nearly 20 participants, many of…
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