The Physical Literacy for Communities project gains momentum country-wide

The Physical Literacy for Communities (PL4C) initiative has mobilized all over the country, with numerous working tables being created to collaboratively establish a culture of healthy living and physical activity. And now that Sport for Life has teamed up with the Public Health Agency of Canada, the…

Skate Canada revitalizes participant pathways

Aspiring figure skaters now have two pathways to excellence, and an easy platform to explore both, thanks to Skate Canada’s revitalized Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity framework and their newly introduced Athlete Development Matrices for their Podium and STAR pathways.  According…

Canoo app helps newcomers experience physical activity, cultural and outdoor spaces

by Will Johnson Being a newcomer to Canada can be overwhelming, and finding time for physical activity, cultural activities, or simply exploring new environments outdoors, can be challenging. Because of the barriers many families face when orienting themselves to a new country, they may struggle…

Sport for Life celebrates eight years of physical literacy in Ontario

As a nationally recognized not-for-profit organization, Sport for Life’s mission is to create a future where everyone has the opportunity to develop physical literacy and access quality sport and physical activity programs. How can we do that? By bridging gaps between sectors, creating new collaborations…

Sport for Life CEO inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame

Richard Way has been inducted into the Greater Victoria Sports Hall of Fame (GVSHOF). In April, Sport for Life’s CEO was named alongside five athletes, one team and one coach. He was recognized as an architect of the Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity (LTD) framework and lauded…

Community champion and award-winning sports broadcaster to deliver keynote address at 2023 Sport for Life Summit

Sport for Life is excited to announce that Farhan Lalji, multiple-award-winning sports broadcaster with TSN, 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. While Lalji may be best recognized…

Present at the International Physical Literacy Conference 2023 New York

Sport for Life and New York Road Runners are excited to announce that after a two-year hiatus, the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) is back and scheduled to take place May 1-5, 2023 in New York City! We are now calling on leaders from across the health, education and physical activity…

Active Life Conditioning: Programs designed on a foundation of LTD and physical literacy

At Active Life Conditioning in Collingwood, Ontario, Long-Term Development (LTD) and physical literacy aren’t just buzzwords—both concepts are ingrained in their programs from naming to training.  Founded in 2001, the 20-coach training centre is a space for athletes, ranging from the everyday…

Now live: Sport for Life’s safe sport webpage

Our safe sport webpage is now in play! The new webpage shares Sport for Life’s Safe Sport Strategy, how we are defining safe sport, and our connections to the Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport–a policy Sport for Life has proudly adopted as a program signatory…

Soccer Québec’s reform revision: From recruitment to retention 

What can you do when your programs, though rich in physical benefits, aren’t addressing the changing, holistic needs of your organization’s members? By considering kaizen, or the idea of continuous improvement, you can strive to make positive change.  Soccer Québec used to be a federation whose…

Case Study: Implementing Equitable and Quality Community Sport for Racialized and Newcomer Women & Girls Project

Positive experiences in supportive environments are at the core of quality sport—we need welcoming, progressive, fun sport and physical activity to keep everyone engaged and active for life.  As we all look to build a more equitable and inclusive future, that goal has never been more important.  Gender…

Blossoming basketball program attracts youth in Victoria

by Will Johnson Becoming a successful athlete can be a real grind. No matter how you look at it, if you want to succeed in any particular sport, you need to be willing to sweat. Nobody understands this better than Terrell Evans, who dribbled his way from an impoverished upbringing on the Westside…
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