Summit Presentations

The following are presentations from previous Sport for Life National Canadian Summits. Every year Sport for Life hosts a National Canadian Summit to bring together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. These presentations cover a wide variety of topics and were presented by a range of people focused on improving sport and activity.

A1.1 Deconstructing Excellence

A1.2 Multisport 2.0 Handout

A1.3 Multisport 2.0

A2.1 Aboriginal HIGH FIVE® and the Physical Literacy Project

A2.2 Aboriginal Communities Active for Life

A3  Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

A4 The Physical Literacy Champions Network Partners in Play Nurturing Movement in the Early Years

A5 A Collaborative Approach to Physical Literacy Training

A6 LTAD 101

A7.1 Faire équipe pour un sport sans violence

A7.2 La littératie physique ou le plaisir de jouer

B2 PSO Implementation of ALTPD

B6 Inclusive Coaching

B7.1 Les filles et l'activité physique, faire tomber les barrières

B7.2 Retombées du programme Fillactive chez les adolescentes québécoises

C1 Don't be a Kid's Last Coach

C3 Inclusive Grassroots Programs The Ontario Soccer Player Development Model 

C4 Physical Literacy or the Joy of Play

C5 Multi Sport Implementation Plan Halifax Regional Municipality

C6 Bringing LTAD to Life in Coach Education

C6 Developing Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning Skills with your Athletes

C7 Nourrir le développement du jeu actif

D1.1 Developing LTAD Tennis Canada

D1.2 Quality Sport

D2.1 An Exploration of the Physical Activity Experiences of Northern Aboriginal Youth

D2.2 Path to Prevention

D3.1 Physical Literacy for Communities

D3.2 Training Coaches for Inclusion

D4 An overview of the development of the Physical Literacy Environmental Assessment (PLEA) Tool

D5 A New Model of Participation Collaboration at Every Stage

D6 The Other Kids

E1.1 Dodgeball Canada From Fringe to Formal Building an NSO from the ground up

E1.2 TRUEPlay Multisport a Parent Engagement Strategy

E2.1 A Holistic Approach to Tactical and Fundamental Skill Development in Sport

E2.2  The Yukon Physical Literacy Program Grades 3  to 7

E3.1 Research Strategy Development Process

E3.2 Working Together to Eliminate Stigma Around Metal Health in Sports

E3.3 Nurturing Development of Active Play

E4 Physical Literacy in a Population with Autism Spectrum Disorders

E5.1 Measuring Progress Framework for Recreation in Canada

E5.2 Ottawa's Municipal Sport Strategy a Collaborative Approach

E5.3 RBC Learn To Play

E6 FUNalytics Using Membership Data to Inform TPSO Club Decisions

F2 PLAY Parkland Physical Literacy and You

F3 One Ability Collective Impact Approach to Increasing Physical Activity in Persons with Disabilities

F7.1 Implementing Practical and Cost-effective LTAD for recreational Community Youth Lacrosse League

F7.2  Physical Literacy and  LTAD Programming Integrated into Year round Sports Camps

WLTAD Excellence Takes Time



WLTAD Specialization

A3.1 Strength and Conditioning for the Paralympic Athlete

A3.2 Strength and Conditioning for Female Athletes

A4.1 Injury Surveillance What Gets Measured Gets Managed

A4.2 Using Athlete Monitoring to Prevent Injuries and Maximizing Athletes’ Well-Being and Performance

A5.1 Addressing Substance Use Through Youth Sport Programs

A5.2 The Social Impact of Sport and Recreation Funding Through Jumpstart

B4.2 Sequencing Training Activities in the Weekly Monthly Structure

B5.2 Organizational Effectiveness through Technology- Creating Efficient and Effective Organizations

B5.3 Manage Volunteers Differently

C3.1 Quality Assurance and Coach Education

C4.1 Motor Skills and Muscle Strength that Nurture Excellence for a Lifetime

C5.1 On The Move A New Youth and Community Program for New York Road Runners

C5.2 Supporting Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Sport

D1 Adapt or Die… The Role of High Performance Centres in Aligning Sport in Canada

D2.1 A Model to Maximize the Health Impacts of Multisport Events Northern Health and Canada Winter Games

D2.2 5 Key Elements for an Effective Concussion Policy

D3.1 Building a Sustainable Paralympic Development Strategy

D3.2 Parasport in Ontario - A Legacy Begins

D5.1 Long-Term Athlete Development Philosophy in Practice at School

D5.2 Developing a Performance Pathway in a smaller Province, the Nova Scotia Performance Pathway Initiative

E1 Developing Provincial Physical Literacy Strategies

E2 Club Excellence Nurturing the Roots of Sport Development

E5.1 Brain Coaching- Decision-Making, Creativity and Risk

E5.2 Executive Function Why Active Start is so Important for Later Success

F1 How to Make Physical Literacy Matter Everything You Need to Know About Advancing Physical Literacy

F3.2 Developing Physical Literacy - Second Edition

F5.1 A Case of Innovation in Community Sport

F5.2 High Performance Community Sport How to Get a Grip

F5.3 GOING FOR IT Bringing Quality Sport to Life from the Grassroots Up

F6.1 Sport Asset Map - How Technology Can Drive Excellence

F6.2 Markham in Motion

A6.1 Building a Foundation of PL for Women 55-70+ Through Fundamental Movement Skills

A6.2 A Comprehensive Approach to Implementing A Healthy Eating Strategy at the Nova Scotia 55+ Games

B1 Using Mentorship to Develop Coaches Through the Long-Term Athlete Development Stages

B3 Risky Play: Building Resilience for Healthy Children

B4.2 A Practical Demonstration of Adaptations to Games for Children with a Disability.compressed

B4.3 Adapted Strength & Conditioning (S&C): Targeted S&C for Persons with a Disability to Excel at Physical Activity and Sport

B5.2 Winnipeg's Integration of Physical Literacy, Long-Term Athlete Development in the Active Start Stage

B6.2 Making CS4L A Reality at the Grassroots Level

C1 Using the Athlete Development Matrix to Enhance Community Sport

C2 Responsible Coaching and LTAD

C4.1 Creating Space or Just Juggling? Understanding How Community Sport Organizations Implement Long-Term Athlete Development

C5.2 Injuries in Canada - Scope and Solutions, Sports and Recreation Injuries

C6.2 Doing More With Less

D1 FPT Collaboration Project, Working Together for Collective Impact

D2 Club Excellence- Certifying Fair, Safe, and Open Community Sport Experiences in Canada

D3 Physical Literay - The Who, What and How of Setting Our Children up for Success

D4 How Sport Councils Can Facilitate Resiliency Within Community Sport Organizations

D6 Active for Life: What Does it Mean for Sport and Physical Activity

E1 Multi-Sport Games- Role in Strengthening the Sport System

E3 Community Sport Councils - The Benefits for Your Community Through Collaboration

E4.1 The New CoachingE3 - Community Sport Councils - The Benefits for Your Community Through Collaboration- Rethinking Sport Coaching to Develop Physical Literacy

E4.2 Bringing CS4L to Life Through Quality NCCP Coaching

E4.3 The Role of the Coach in Meaningful Competition

E5.1 Embedding Physical Literacy in Ontario's After School Program: A Legacy of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan American Games

E5.2 Preschool Physical Literacy- Supporting Adults to Create Motivated, Confident, Competent, and Resilient Children

E5.3 Physical Literacy Through Sport - Antigonish Multisport Pilot

E6.1 When Kids Are Cut - Fostering Resiliency in Team Selection Practices

E6.2 How the LTA/PD Model Supports the Municipal Role in Soccer Delivery

E7.1 New Citizens

E7.2 Optimizing the Canadian Paralympic System to Enhance High-Performance Outcomes

E7.3 The Long-Term Athlete Development Pathway for Individuals with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

F1 Multi-Sport Games: Powerful Sport Development Tool for NSOs and P/TSOs

F3 Sport and Mental Health

F5.1 310 and Counting - Toward Sport for All for Life

F5.2 Sport for Resilience- The Canadian Wellbeing Crisis & Sport-Based Support

F5.3 Moving from Side of Desk to Front of Desk

F6.1 Sport For Life: How An Engaging Alternative Choice Program Can Lead to Increased School Enrollment

F6.2 Physical Literacy Through the Lunch Hour Games Approach

F6.3 From the Physical Literacy Frontlines – Using Assessment to Evolve Pra

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Coaches Adoption and Implementation of Sport Canada LTAD Model

Collaborating Across Sectors to Reduce Substance Use Among Youth


A1 Aboriginal Sport for Life, Long-Term Participant Development

A3 Actively Engaging Women & Girls - Quality Community Programs

A4 @clubexcellence, More Than Just a Good Idea

B1 Long-Term Athlete Development 101 (2.0)

B2 Desegregation, A Building Block for Excellence

B7 Disability Legacy from the 2014 Commonwealth and 2015 Parapan American Games

C5 The Critical Role of Volunteers in Promoting, Adopting, and Implementing Both LTAD & CS4L

E2 Nova Scotia's Implementation Plan - A Collaborative Effort

E3 Building a CS4L Framework for Older Adults

Active Canada 20/20 - Moving the Physical Activity Agenda Forward, in Coordination with the Canadian Sport Policy and the National Recreation Framework

Advancing CS4L in Ontario - The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund

Ballpark to Bay Street- The Development of Principaled Future Business Leaders

Champions League - CS4L Leaders School 2014

Checklick and Long-Term Athlete Development: The Benefits of Web-Based Program Delivery

Citius Vocem

Connecting the Dots Between Policy and Practice on Quality Sport Through Coach and Volunteer Training

Converting Athletes in the High Performance Pathway

Creating CS4L Capacity in Kingston

Embracing the Near Win - They Why and How of Meaningful Competition

Evolving Sports Development Models for an Amateur Sport: A Case Study of the Ulster Gaelic Athletic Association

Focusing on System Efficacy to Improve Athlete Development Pathways-min

From Inspiration to Sustainable Participation in Sport

Getting Physical Literacy into the Water Supply: Lessons Learned from Early Adopting Communities

Government Priorities - Developing Added Value Through Physical Literacy

Hockey & Active for Life - A "Top-Down & Bottom-Up" Partnership to Mobilize Parents in Long-Term Player Development

LTAD Implementation - Impacts and Challenges-min

Move Think Learn (MTL) Resource Series - Sport in Focus-min

Physical Literacy in Practice - Building Community Pathways to Success Through the Eyes of RBC Learn to Play Grant Recipients

Physical Literacy: Priorities for Athlete Development - Rest & Recovery, Nutrition, Posture, and Movement

Quality Sport Programming in Communities-min

RBC Sports Day in Canada - A National Celebration of Sport to Strengthen Communities and Get Canadians Moving

Small Credits, Big Results: Personalizing Coaching Development for the Future

The Future of Fundamental Movement Skills

The New CanSkate Program - LTAD Principles in Practice

The Role of Traditional Teachings in Aboriginal Coach, Athlete and Community Sport & Recreation Development - The Original Sport Psychology

The Sport and Physical Activity Participation Legacies from a Learn-To-Curl League - Ideas for Future Sport and Physical Activity Practice

Using a Collective Impact Approach to Building Healthier Communities Through Sport

Working Together - The Partners' Perspective on CS4L and the Winnipeg Community Sport Policy-min