Newcomer soccer fanship project launched in Winnipeg and Greater Vancouver

One of the best ways to engage the New to Canada population in quality sport is to encourage their existing interests, including their love of soccer. Having a positive experience off the field of play can give them the opportunity to be involved in Canadian culture through fanship, making them feel…

New learning facilitators recruited through Sport for Life’s Education Series

The team of learning facilitators qualified to deliver Sport for Life workshops country-wide continues to grow, aided by the recent success of the Education Series in June. Over 50 new facilitators have completed the onboarding process, bringing them one step closer to reaching participants with learning…

Reaching children during childhood is key to lifelong physical literacy

It has never been more clear that people who are encouraged to develop their physical literacy during their foundational childhood years are much more likely to remain active throughout their lives – but it requires support and proactive guidance from their educators. A generation ago, unstructured…

Sport for Life celebrates social sport legacies on International Nelson Mandela Day

Sporting events have the potential to create lasting social legacies on a global scale, and few people understood this better than Nelson Mandela.  The first democratically elected president of South Africa and an instrumental figure in the fight against the evils of apartheid, Mandela spent decades…

Bonivital Soccer Club mobilizes adaptive programming

When the Bonivital Soccer Club in Winnipeg first launched an All Abilities pilot involving adaptive sport, they created two pathways: one for deaf participants, and one for players who have intellectual or developmental disabilities. It was 2022, and they were eyeing a growing trend of soccer clubs introducing…

Sport for Life acknowledges its partners following country-wide Summit tour

Earlier this year, Sport for Life embarked on a cross-country, multi-community Summit tour that connected local sport, recreation, education and health champions. Over the course of three months, Sport for Life collaborated with local organizations in nine communities to host unique events, uniting…

New PLAY website unveiled

Sport for Life is thrilled to introduce the new and improved PLAY website, where teachers, parents, coaches and group leaders can observe and support the children and youth they’re working with. The site is live now, and allows leaders to input and manage the data for each of their participants…

Physical activity journals go digital with MySportLink

It’s now easier than ever to keep track of your athletic development, thanks to an app called MySportLink. Offered by Sportéco, it’s the latest evolution in their offerings following the success of the My Athletic Notebook journals, which gives athletes an easy way to analyze and evaluate their…

Fillactive launches its brand new podcast for parents, “À chacune son terrain de jeu”, about physical activity for teenage girls

As part of the Fillactive Wellness Program, powered by Beneva, Fillactive has brought together experts, athletes and public figures to discuss physical activity for teenage girls. At Fillactive and here at Sport for Life, we know that being active on a regular basis is a wonderful and recognized tool…

Sport for Life applauds physical activity opportunities for older adults

Sport for Life’s multistage Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity framework is not only for athletes: it also describes developmental periods for individuals as they participate in sport and physical activity throughout their lifetime. When it comes to sport opportunities, there’s…

The power of sport: The story of Dash, a Liberian refugee bringing the gift of soccer to New to Canada Participants

Dash Richardson wasn’t used to seeing empty soccer fields.  When the Liberia-born athlete first arrived in Canada as a refugee, he was astonished by the stark contrast between the two countries. The food didn’t have the same flavour, the school culture was dramatically different, and he had trouble…

Engage Sport North welcomes New to Canada Participants

When Engage Sport North first teamed up with Northern Lights College to take charge of their recreation and athletics department, their physical activity leaders had no idea that their quality sport programming would attract a disproportionate number of New to Canada Participants. But then students from…
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