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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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Bringing table tennis to the Northwest Territories

It’s been six years since Thorsten Gohl introduced table tennis to the Northwest Territories, overcoming a number of geographical and societal challenges that have historically made it difficult to create and sustain sport organizations. In a short time he’s seen the number of participants sky-rocket as students throw themselves into the pastime once known as…
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PLAYBuilder activities to stay active inside

Have you heard of PLAYBuilder? We are sharing some of the activities from our PLAYBuilder tool to try out at home to keep kids moving and mentally engaged. Whether it’s, Animal Play or Balance on Three, these games should help keep you and your family moving and laughing in no time! To learn more about…
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Four questions with Mike Shaw

By Will Johnson Mike Shaw was coaching freestyle skiing all over the world, the culmination of a lifelong love affair with the sport, when an unexpected injury nearly left him quadriplegic in 2013. As he began to heal, overcoming mental health hurdles and committing to being grateful every day, he found himself on a new…
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Sport for Life’s COVID-19 response

Victoria, B.C. – As Canadian governments, communities and citizens continue to adapt to the rapidly changing situation caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, Sport for Life has decided to suspend all in-person workshops, programs and events indefinitely. This decision has been made based on the guidance and precautionary measures shared by the World Health Organization and…
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Summit celebrates 15 years of success in the quality sport sector

Participant-centered sport experiences. Long-Term Development. Canadian high-performance success on the global stage. Quality sport programs. Developing physical literacy at the grassroots level. Making sport fun, accessible and inclusive. Many successes were celebrated at the 15th Annual Canadian Sport for Life Summit in Gatineau, where more than 400 delegates came together for two full days of…
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