100 Mile House mobilizes PL4C

They’ve put together an eclectic team. When the community of 100 Mile House assembled their first partner table as part of the Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C) initiative, it began with a trio of basketball coaches, a representative of the local soccer association, two members of a toddler…

Physical literacy summit coming to Rhode Island in March

Are you ready to chart a new course? The National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL) is preparing to host their first ever Summit from March 6 to 9, 2023 at the Newport Marriott in Rhode Island. Organizers hope to create an opportunity for professionals within the health and physical…

Sport for Life Honours International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day is an annual celebration of the social, economic and cultural achievements of women, and a reminder of the ongoing push for equity. This year Sport for Life decided to share stories from our team members that self-identify as women about the role physical activity has played…

Trinidad and Tobago runs with physical literacy culture change

For most people in Trinidad and Tobago, physical literacy is still a foreign concept – it’s only in recent years that it became part of their national conversation, thanks primarily to the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC) and the National Gas Company. But now the entire…

Active Sudbury champions physical literacy for children while schools, recreation centres and early learning facilities declare it a priority following the pandemic

School children have become alarmingly less active since the beginning of the pandemic, and now organizations in Sudbury are coming together to fight that trend by declaring physical literacy a priority for the area’s school boards, sport and recreation centres, and early childhood education…

Facing the challenges of multisport implementation through research

Why are young Canadian athletes less interested in trying multiple sports than they were a decade ago? What has changed, and can we change it back? These are the questions driving Alyssa Cox, head basketball coach of the University for Winnipeg Wesmen and academic researcher in the field of multisport.…

Diving club makes its debut in Prince George

Prince George has gone without a diving club for over a decade, so perhaps it shouldn’t have been a surprise that when Engage Sport North decided to launch the Prince George Pikes dive club at the beginning of 2023, the two quality sport programs they were offering quickly reached capacity –…

Hope Basketball Tour empowers Kenyan youth through holistic quality sport mentorship

“The goal is to create our own heroes. Local heroes.” These are the words of Peter Kiganya, the CEO and founder of the Hope Basketball Tour – a multi-faceted program involving Kenyan youth looking to make their dreams come true one dribble at a time. Since 2013, he’s been hosting basketball…

Sport for Life celebrates the achievements of Black participants and reflects on Canada’s storied past during Black History Month

There’s so much to learn about, to celebrate, and to grow from. Every year, Black History Month is an opportunity to elevate the accomplishments of Black participants in sport and physical activity, and to learn about their impact on Canadian culture. From Barbara Howard becoming the first Black…

International hockey icon and youth sport advocate Hayley Wickenheiser to deliver keynote address at 2023 Sport for Life Summit

Sport for Life is excited to announce that Canadian hockey icon Hayley Wickenheiser will be one of the keynote presenters for the 2023 Sport for Life Summit, which will take place in multiple communities across Canada throughout February and March.  Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female…

Calgary pilot project provides physical literacy opportunities for newcomers

A pilot project designed to provide newcomer youth with opportunities to develop their physical literacy has launched in Calgary, and researchers are keen to see what impact the two eight-week programs have on young newcomers. Called Immigrant-Focused Physical Literacy for Youth (iPLAY), this unique…
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