Present at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit!

Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society is calling on leaders from across the sport, recreation, education and health sectors to share their leading-edge work, inventive programming, best practices, research and/or findings at the 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit. The Summit takes place in Gatineau, Quebec from January 22 through 24.

The 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit theme “Moving to Action is about inspiring leaders to move a nation to action across sport, recreation, health and education from the community club through to international arenas. Through the beauty of collaborative efforts and unity, let’s spark the change that impacts the engagement for all those within the sport and physical activity systems.

The Summit will feature keynotes speakers, individual presentations, panel sessions, and interactive breaks. The streams to consider when submitting a presentation include:

Moving Inclusion: Share actions and examples of how systems are moving from the exclusive system to a universal one where everyone can play and everyone is included.
Moving Reconciliation: Share the promising practices that are moving reconciliation from the 94 Calls to Action led by Indigenous peoples to create change in communities through to National Sport Organizations.
Moving Governance: Through regulation and enforcement we can influence the sustainable organizations that impact and improve the quality of sport and physical literacy experiences. Governance structure and policy can move us to action.
Moving Measurement: Proper evaluation and data collection is vital for measuring what matters. With quality data and analysis, sectors can transform the ways they operate and demonstrate implementation and impact.
Moving Programs: Spark discussions amongst leaders and experts who are taking action and learning lessons for developing and delivering quality sport and physical activity programs. These programs range from Active Start to Train to Win and onto Active for Life.
Moving People: Share how organizations are building human capital and supporting the development of coaches, officials, instructors, teachers, parents, caregivers or partners. This stream looks to inspire action in those who are motivated to foster transformation.

Presentation Format Descriptions

Individual Presentation
This is a 25 minute presentation with 5 minute Q&A. You may have up to 2 (two) presenters; however please note discounted registration is not confirmed for any presenter.

Panel Presentation
This is a single 90 minute presentation delivered by a panel of 3-4 people on a common theme. Please note, discounted registration is not confirmed for any presenter.

To submit an abstract, click here for submissions form.

Abstracts will be accepted until July 10. Early bird registration for the Summit will open September 12. Visit the Summit homepage at:

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, the Sport for Life Society aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

For more information contact:
Hannah Mashon
Special Project and Events Coordinator, Sport for Life Society

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