Facing COVID-19 Together

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:

Provincial/Territorial Reports and sport-specific reports for the five sports with the highest response rates can be found by clicking here.

Call to action letters for local sport organizations to send to their provincial/territorial government representatives or sport-governing bodies can be found by clicking here.

Please contact francesca@sportforlife.ca with any questions about the survey results or available materials.

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.

Video
Day 1 -- Balance #1
Day 2 -- Jump #1
Day 3 -- Throw and Catch
Day 4 -- Balance #2
Day 5 -- Hop
Day 6 -- Throw
Day 7 -- Balance #3
Day 8 -- Leap
Day 9 -- Strike
Day 10 -- Balance #4
Day 11 -- Jump #2
Day 12 -- Kick
Day 13 -- Balance #5
Day 14 -- Locomotor Skills
Day 15 -- Balance #6
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.

Resource
Active for Life
Appetite to Play
BC Alliance for Healthy Living
Boks Kids
CAC Making Head Way Concussion Elearning series
CAC NCCP Sport Nutrition module
CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap
CAC SafeSport Training
CSEP
Jump Gymnastics
Karibou - Motor Skills Activities Program
New York Road Runners - Stay Active at Home
OPHEA
ParticipACTION
PHE Canada - Home Learning Centre
PISE
Saskatchewan in motion
Sport'Aide
True Sport - Living True Sport While Physical Distancing
Toronto Public Health
Victoria - Fun for Life Go
YMCA
Here’s what Sport for Life has to offer:
Free Resources

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.

eLearning

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!

Videos

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.

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 workshops@sportforlife.ca.

We will keep updating this page so if you have any recommendations to share, please contact kim@sportforlife.ca.

For more information on COVID-19 from the Government of Canada visit canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

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