Even if it feels like the world has come to a standstill, that doesn’t mean you should.
We’ve always believed in the power of movement and a healthy lifestyle. Now that many of us find ourselves isolated at home, cut off from each other and more sedentary than usual, movement has become more important than ever.
Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Sports Organizations Survey report
As a catalyst for lasting change within the sport and physical activity sector, Sport for Life recently conducted a national survey, based on Sport Calgary’s recent work, to measure the operational and financial impacts of COVID-19 on local sports organizations. Data was collected from 1,300 respondents representing nearly 4 million members and more than 56 sports.
Full national survey results can be found here:
- National Report – Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Sports Organizations (ENG)
- Infographic - Impacts of COVID-19 on Local Sports Organizations (ENG)
- Rapport national – Impact de la COVID-19 sur les organisations sportives locales (FR)
- Infographique - Impact de la COVID-19 sur les organisations sportives locales (FR)
Provincial/Territorial reports, as well as Call to Action letters for local sports organizations to send to their provincial/territorial government representatives are also available and can be requested by email. Please contact francesca@
Physical Literacy at Home
Sport for Life has developed a series of short videos called “Physical Literacy at Home” that help support parents and guardians and kids to develop physical literacy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. These activities are selected from our PLAYBuilder resource. We create two videos per week and will provide a new video to this page on Tuesday and Thursday for the next number of weeks, so please check back often and feel free to share.
|Day 1 -- Balance #1||Link|
|Day 2 -- Jump #1||Link|
|Day 3 -- Throw and Catch||Link|
|Day 4 -- Balance #2||Link|
|Day 5 -- Hop||Link|
|Day 6 -- Throw||Link|
|Day 7 -- Balance #3||Link|
|Day 8 -- Leap||Link|
|Day 9 -- Strike||Link|
|Day 10 -- Balance #4||Link|
|Day 11 -- Jump #2||Link|
|Day 12 -- Kick||Link|
|Day 13 -- Balance #5||Link|
|Day 14 -- Locomotor Skills||Link|
|Day 15 -- Balance #6||Link|
Our partners have some great activities as well:
Organizations across the country have stepped up to develop and provide resources and activities to help keep you and your family active during this challenging time. On this page you will find a collection of organizations that have resources aligned with quality sport and physical literacy development. Many are targeted at groups, and as long as you’re practicing social distancing, there’s no reason why you and those you care about can’t continue to be active together. If you can’t physically be together, you can still “meet up” and engage in virtual activities. Modifications have been made to existing activities to address the recommendations made by our governments and health care experts, and encourage you to do the same.
Here’s what Sport for Life has to offer:
We developed 24 resources in the past five years that are available on our website to anyone at any time. Each resource is meant to educate our audience and help them deliver quality sport and physical literacy programming.
Through our online campus learners will be able to access courses anywhere, anytime without geographic limitation, travel, or need to take time away from work to complete. The self-paced learning in the courses enables participants to learn at the rate best for them. We’re offering a discount of 60% off for the month of April on both our Introduction to Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity and Introduction to Physical Literacy!
As well, check out these videos! These will show how you can play games with your kids at home and develop their physical literacy at the same time.
Latest News and Articles
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|Team Canada field hockey team champions diversity||Link||April 29|
|Championing francophone physical literacy, safe sport||Link||April 29|
|Newcomer hockey program empowers youth||Link||April 29|
|Canada prepares for the next generation of basketball||Link||April 29|
|Free PLAYBuilder for the month of April||Link||April 7|
|PLAYBuilder activities to stay active inside||Link||March 25|
Though our Victoria office is currently closed, and all of our in-person activities postponed, everyone at Sport for Life is still working hard from home. You can receive more information on our workshops and other live events by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will keep updating this page so if you have any recommendations to share, please contact email@example.com.
For more information on COVID-19 from the Government of Canada visit canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html