Canadian Summit

The Sport for Life Canadian Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. Sport for Life recognizes that quality sport and physical literacy offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, Sport for Life aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

The 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit will take place January 22 - 24 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel, in Gatineau, QC, Canada.

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Theme – Moving to Action

The 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit theme “Moving to Action” is about inspiring leaders to move a nation to action across sport, recreation, health and education from the community club through to international arenas. Through the beauty of collaborative efforts and unity, let’s spark the change that impacts the engagement for all those within the sport and physical activity systems.

2019 Summit Streams Include: 

Moving Inclusion: Share actions and examples of how systems are moving from the exclusive system to a universal one where everyone can play and everyone is included.

Moving Reconciliation: Share the promising practices that are moving reconciliation from the 94 Calls to Action led by Indigenous peoples to create change in communities through to National Sport Organizations.

Moving Governance: Through regulation and enforcement we can influence the sustainable organizations that impact and improve the quality of sport and physical literacy experiences. Governance structure and policy can move us to action.

Moving Measurement: Proper evaluation and data collection is vital for measuring what matters. With quality data and analysis, sectors can transform the ways they operate and demonstrate implementation and impact.

Moving Programs: Spark discussions amongst leaders and experts who are taking action and learning lessons for developing and delivering quality sport and physical activity programs. These programs range from Active Start to Train to Win and onto Active for Life.

Moving People: Share how organizations are building human capital and supporting the development of coaches, officials, instructors, teachers, parents, caregivers or partners. This stream looks to inspire action in those who are motivated to foster transformation.