Breaking Barriers: Sport for Life’s New Initiative for Equity-Deserving Groups

Sport for Life is embarking on an important project to break down barriers and create opportunities for equity-deserving groups in Canada to participate in sport and physical activity. With funding from Sport Canada, this initiative aims to support 30 organizations dedicated to serving diverse communities.…

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Collaboration between stakeholders occurs through non-hierarchical means, whereby all contributions leading towards optimizing physical literacy and its development are considered equally valuable

Many programs have implemented physical literacy (PL) but often overlook the experiences of persons with diverse abilities due to societal, cultural, and political influences. This can lead to exclusion and marginalization from physical activities. Researchers at Memorial University have addressed this…

Investigating Motor Competencies in Elementary-School Aged Children

Research By Beatrix Algurén, Yiling Tang, Chelsea Pelletier, P-J Naylor, and Guy Faulkner Article Provided by Sport for Life The early years of childhood are foundational for developing essential motor competencies (MCs). But what factors shape these skills? A recent study conducted by researchers…

The Go-To Tool for Physical Education: PLAYBuilder

Are you a coach, educator, or community leader looking to elevate your physical activity programs? Look no further than PLAYBuilder by Sport for Life, the go-to online platform designed to revolutionize the way you create and share physical literacy and sport programs. Join a community of like-minded…

The Future of Inclusion with the New to Canada Long-Term Participant Development Pathway

Sport for Life is excited to announce the launch of a new project aimed at supporting New to Canada Participants in their sport journey. The New to Canada Long-Term Participant Development Pathway (NLTD) resource, currently in the planning stages, will eventually guide and support newcomers as they…

Sport for Life Empowers Three National Sports Organizations to Engage Underserved Communities

Sport for Life expanded its collaborations with Squash Canada, Canada Soccer, and Table Tennis Canada. By providing innovative tools and resources, Sport for Life equipped these National Sport Organizations (NSOs) to foster more inclusive and welcoming environments that catered to participants from…

Fostering Physical Literacy Through Community Sport: The GOOD Games Approach

In a world where physical activity often takes a back seat to the demands of daily life, initiatives like The GOOD Games, Canada’s biggest sport festival, are crucial in renewing our passion for sport and promoting lifelong participation. At the heart of The GOOD Games lies a simple yet powerful mantra:…

Engaging Newcomer Youth: Stories of Summer Programs from Across Canada

How can organizations better support and engage newcomers in their summer programming?  Organizations like the Inter-cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) and the Saskatoon Open Door Society (SODS) are leading efforts to empower newcomer youth through inclusive and impactful summer programs.…

Celebrating Impact Across Canada: Insights from the 2024 Sport for Life Summits in Ottawa, Victoria, and Quebec City

In 2024, Sport for Life hosted three summits under the theme "Everyone Belongs" to promote the inclusivity and accessibility of sport and physical activity across Canada. Held in Ottawa, Victoria, and Quebec City, these events brought together experts, practitioners, researchers, and community leaders…

5 Key Benefits of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity: Why It Matters for Children

In the evolving world of sport and physical activity, the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity (LTD) framework developed by Sport for Life represents a strategic approach designed to foster lifelong engagement in sport and physical activity. This framework is especially crucial for…

Empowering Youth Through Physical Literacy: The Trinity East/Port Rexton Church Lad’s Brigade Badge Program

In Port Rexton, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Trinity East/Port Rexton Church Lads' Brigade (CLB) is making a significant difference in young people's lives with its engaging Badge Work program.  Since its inception in the UK in 1891, the CLB was introduced to Newfoundland in 1892 and has continuously…

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Organizational staff must be committed to the organization, demonstrating passion and intent for establishing meaningful/purposeful physical activity experiences

Many programs have implemented physical literacy (PL) but often overlook the experiences of persons with diverse abilities due to societal, cultural, and political influences. This can lead to exclusion and marginalization from physical activities. Researchers at Memorial University have addressed this…
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