Sport for Life is a Victoria-based non-profit that aims to mobilize quality sport and physical literacy development to the world. It is recognized as the global experts on the Canadian Sport for Life Movement, Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity, and physical literacy development. By bridging gaps between sectors, creating new collaborations with Canadian institutions, and mobilizing our knowledge to communities across the country, we aim to create a future in which absolutely everyone has access to quality sport and physical literacy experiences.
Sport for Life strives to be a catalyst for change and aspires to create equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible opportunities for everyone not only in sport and physical activity, but also in the workplace. Our talented and diverse team, which is spread out across Canada, is dedicated to a common vision and a set of shared core values. Our workspace is inclusive, friendly and team-based, and we walk our talk by enabling our employees to live the most active lives possible.
To read more about who we are and what we do, visit our About Us page.
To affect positive systems change and have a societal impact by creating equitable opportunities for participation in quality sport and physical literacy experiences.
Create, share and mobilize knowledge to support sport, recreation, health, education and government agencies through effective project management and quality sport and physical literacy resources, while breaking down barriers.
Equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility are paramount in everything we do.
We believe in collaborating for long-term success, being innovators, demonstrating global citizenship, integrity, pursuing equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and continuously improving even when it is hard.
Perks & Benefits
We are driven to build an internal environment marked by respect, in which individual talent is recognized and rewarded.
Digital tools and support provided by Operations.
Opportunities for continuous growth.
Flex Statutory Time
We provide flexible time off that can be used for any purpose staff requires.
Design your work schedule to suit your life.
Vacation & Health Time
Both physical and mental health is taken seriously.
Diverse & Inclusive Work Culture
We are committed to fostering an equitable workplace.
Health, dental, employee assistance, and more, are paid for by Sport for Life.
Opportunity for compensation increases.
There are no postings available at this time.
EDIA & Accommodations
Sport for Life is committed to fostering an equitable workplace as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment and social strength. We welcome expressions of interest from those who identify with historically underrepresented groups such as: Indigenous, First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples; people of a myriad of gender identities; racialized minorities; people of diverse ethnic origins; people of faith from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions; people with invisible and visible varied abilities; people at various ages and stages of life; and people of the 2SLGBTQAI+ community. We recognize this is not an exhaustive list of all identities.
We believe sharing your identity is your choice in the application process. Therefore, if a job description entices you, then you are welcome to apply. If you have any accommodation or accessibility needs, then please email Billie Tes, Manager of People and Culture at email@example.com at any point in the application process where you feel comfortable doing so. You may also reach out if you have any questions about the job postings, the recruitment process, or the organization itself.
“Sport for Life provides radical support for staff inclusion, particularly around mental health. We have walked our talk internally and are now supporting externally.”
- Will Johnson, Storyteller and Content Creator
“Having the time off and flexibility to do things outside of work is one of the reasons I love working at Sport for Life. This is the first full-time job where I entered into the role and my needs were met. Sport for Life was adaptable and inclusive of my disability.”
- Annie Lau, Senior Coordinator of Communications and Information Technology
“Sport for Life is aligned to values around EDIA. When we think about these big terms, we are striving to lead by example. We have a great team and get to work with amazing people every day.”
- Billie Tes, Manager of People and Culture
“I love working at Sport for Life because I love sports in general and want to support others to have opportunities to love sport as well. It’s like being a coach. You get to guide the process of sport engagement and create an impact on the system.”
- Ben Fridriksson, Winter 2022 Co-op Student
“Sport for Life provides an incredible working environment for staff, which is what I enjoyed most about my time working there.”
- Shelley Roddie, BA Recreation and Health Education, Spring 2021 Co-op Student
"A mantra that Sport for Life embodies is ‘don’t wait for change to happen, make it happen’, and I believe their work in the area of community and population health exemplifies this... They are one of the catalysts in the sport sector in the field of equity, diversity, inclusion and accessibility and I am grateful I was able to experience firsthand the work that Sport for Life is doing in this field. I’m excited to take this knowledge into future studies.”
- Anna Mollenhauer, BA Recreation and Health Education, 2021 Co-op Student
“My supervisor supported me entirely and empowered me to go beyond my comfort zone and take on new and challenging projects. I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to be a part of the Sport for Life team. I truly miss it.”
- Jack Fletcher, BSc. Kinesiology, Summer 2021 Co-op Student