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Sport for Life builds quality sport champions through co-operative education

Sport for Life has had a fruitful relationship with co-operative education since its inception in 2005, with multiple students making key contributions to the organization over the years, and many going on to work long-term within the industry. As our non-profit continues to grow and flourish, the team plans to continue relying on post-secondary students…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Joe Skotcher of Les Chater Family YMCA

[caption id="attachment_15340" align="alignleft" width="471"] Joe Skotcher[/caption] Joe Skotcher is the general manager of Les Chater Family YMCA in Hamilton, Ontario, which services Burlington, Brantford and Hamilton. He recently decided to implement PLAYBuilder software into his operation to better meet the needs of his members. Sport for Life connected with Skotcher to hear how that’s working…
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President of Caribbean Olympic Committees shares global strategy to combat discrimination in sport at the 2021 Virtual Sport for Life Canadian Summit

Amidst a global reckoning on the realities of systemic racism, experts from the highest ranks of the international sport system are strategizing a better way forward. Sport for Life is thrilled to announce that keynote speaker Brian Lewis, the current president of the Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committee (CANOC), will…
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Canada Basketball develops grassroots through Long-Term Development

[caption id="attachment_15302" align="alignleft" width="480"] Photos courtesy of Canada Basketball[/caption] Basketball is growing exponentially in Canada. Over the past two decades, Canada Basketball has worked relentlessly to drastically improve participation and performance rates, bringing basketball neck-and-neck with soccer as the country’s most popular youth sport for participants between the ages of six and 17. Now the…
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Quebec secondary school launches innovative sport program

Following the recent announcement of its official launch, the Sport 3D program and its designers have already been attracting a lot of interest from the sport sector over the past few weeks, including from media outlets such as Radio-Canada. Led by Sébastien Ouellet and five facilitators from Juvénat Notre-Dame du Saint-Laurent Secondary School, the innovative…
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#CommonwealthMoves initiative mobilizes PLAYBuilder content

This year’s pandemic brought a lot of people’s lives grinding to a halt, and the Commonwealth Moves initiative wants to get them moving again. The Commonwealth Secretariat has teamed up with organizations like Sport for Life to reboot the sector in this new COVID-19 reality, and is promoting PLAYBuilder as a key tool in the…
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Coaching our colleagues through COVID-19

Sport for Life storyteller Will Johnson shares a personal story about the power of coaching as our industry faces the difficulties surrounding this pandemic  I never really envisioned my life beyond age 35.  When I successfully tied the knot with my wife Kristina earlier this year, just in time for my daughter Celista’s screaming arrival…
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PLAYBuilder Q&A with Saskatchewan Physical Education Association

The Saskatchewan Physical Education Association (SPEA) is a provincial non-profit that provides quality leadership, advocacy and resources for professionals in physical and health education to positively influence the lifestyles of Saskatchewan's children and youth. The mission is to promote and support active healthy lifestyles through the development of physical education, recreation and sport at all…
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Swimming Canada embraces transformative athlete development philosophy

Swimming is one of the most popular sports in Canada. For the last eight years our country has been routinely churning out Olympic and Paralympic athletes who have made a splash in the international scene. Much of this success stems from the work of John Atkinson, Swimming Canada’s Director of High Performance, who has been…
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