Micro-grant momentum: Kenora Curling Club’s community growth post-pandemic

Kenora, Ontario, is home to the area’s largest curling club, boasting six sheets of ice catering to a diverse membership of all ages and abilities: Kenora Curling Club. Before the pandemic, the centre hosted curling activities that served 1,200 people each season. “We have little rocks, men, women,…

Newcomer-Centric Partner Table Catalyzes Physical Literacy and Inclusion Collaboration in Surrey

Taking a significant step toward supporting newcomers to Canada in Surrey, we are delighted to announce the initiation of a partner table focused on physical literacy and quality sport to promote inclusivity. Kabir Hosein, Director of Strategic Initiatives, facilitated the collaboration on September…

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Environmental compatibility between physical and social elements

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…

Embracing “Sport for Life” in France and Europe: Diving into aquatic literacy

In today's global landscape, the significance of physical literacy is gaining traction, spearheaded by dedicated researchers and experts like those who shared their work at the International Physical Literacy Conference in May. These physical literacy champions aim to illuminate the significance of physical…

United Albertan Paddling Society: Rebuilding Instructor Capacity Post-COVID-19

In the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, the United Albertan Paddling Society (UAPS) has long been a hub for water sports enthusiasts. The club, with 140 to 200 members spanning different ages, has always been inclusive and family-friendly. They even welcome non-paddlers who joined for camping trips and to…

Sport for Life CEO reimagines youth football development at Mexican Football Federation conference

On September 27 to 28, 2023, in Pachuca, Mexico, the Mexican Football Federation (FMF) organized a conference to adopt a new model for youth football development. Among the event speakers, Sport for Life CEO Richard Way shared a visionary approach that promises to reshape the landscape of youth football…

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Ongoing education and development for practitioners

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…

Celebration of an exceptional collaboration: Pierre Morin and Sport for Life

After years of leadership within Réseau Accès Participation (RAP), our partner and friend, Pierre Morin, has recently embarked on a new adventure as he stepped down from his role as Director of Operations, marking the beginning of his retirement journey.  As we start the next chapter of our partnership…

Waterwerks Kayak Club’s resilience and post-pandemic revival

The COVID-19 pandemic brought an era of unprecedented challenges for community sports programs around the globe. Pandemic disruptions left organizations grappling with uncertainty and setbacks, forcing them to adapt, innovate, and reimagine their futures as restrictions eased. While many clubs continue…

Pacific FC champions gender equity with Women and Girls in Sport Match

Victoria's Pacific FC, a leading Canadian Premier League team, has continued to take steps in promoting gender equity in sports, hosting their second Women & Girls in Sport Match in August. The match drew an impressive crowd of 3,400 fans, reflecting the growing significance of creating spaces where…

Sport for Life making inroads in France: Equipping French sports clubs with physical literacy

In today's global landscape, the significance of physical literacy is gaining traction, spearheaded by dedicated researchers and experts like those who shared their work at the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) in May. These physical literacy champions aim not only to illuminate the significance…

Overcoming COVID-19 challenges: Annie Lau’s story for International Week of the Deaf

With this week being International Week of the Deaf, we each have the opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges faced by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community while celebrating their remarkable achievements—particularly for us here at Sport for Life, in sport and physical activity. In this…
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