Physical Literacy:
Tools, Assessments, Communities, and Events!
Physical Literacy for Life

Sport for Life is excited to work closely with the registered charity  Physical Literacy for Life , which proactively advances physical literacy knowledge and implementation in the health, recreation and education sectors.

As people develop a higher level of physical literacy, they become more confident, competent, and motivated to participate in physical activity and quality sport. The purpose of Physical Literacy for Life -- a registered charitable organization focused on developing physical literacy throughout the lifespan in multiple settings and sectors -- is to ensure all Canadians can enhance their health and wellbeing through increased physical activity and quality sport opportunities.

Physical Literacy for Life aspires to develop physical literacy in all Canadians by educating and training leaders, organizations and institutions, by facilitating assessment and research, by developing innovative resources, tools, programs and services, and by impacting individuals, families and communities.


Physical Literacy for Communities
welcomes four new projects

Four communities have equipped themselves to deliver sustainable physical literacy programming and improve the health and achievements of their citizens by committing to the Physical Literacy for Communities initiative. Over the next three years , Aurora,  Hamilton, Sudbury, and White Rock
will each develop a long-term, cross-sectoral approach around physical literacy.


>>LEARN MORE ABOUT PHYSICAL LITERACY FOR COMMUNITIES 
 
Sport for Life Leaders School

Sport for Life Leaders School is seeking sport and activity leaders who are keen to improve the quality of sport and physical activity, advance physical literacy, and improve the quality of life in their communities. 

Participants will plan, launch and lead individual projects within their communities over the course of a year. During this time they will:
  • be guided and mentored by members of the Sport for Life team,
  • attend a session at the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit,
  • take part in 10 monthly webinars led by sport, physical literacy and community experts,
  • explore and discuss new ideas while becoming a new contribution to the advancement of Sport for Life.

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Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge

The Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge 2017 is a terrific three-discipline event (kayak, mountain bike, trail run) that aims to help reduce bullying and increase physical activity in kids. This event takes place o September 9th, 2017 in Port Moody, BC.



Since its inception in 2006, the Adventure Challenge has raised $1.86 million for charity.
All proceeds of this year's event will be split between two charities -- Physical Literacy for Life and I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society.

If you're not into kayaking, mountain biking, or trail running, you can still help reduce bullying and increase physical activity in kids by becoming a SPONSOR TODAY!

Or, you could volunteer at the event!

The 5th Annual Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2017

"Physical Literacy the Foundation for Wellness" will take place on  Friday, September 22 at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario. 

The Physical Literacy for All Hamilton Committee once again will bring together role models and experts in the field of research, health, education, recreation and sport who truly care about the well-being of all children. 

Featured keynote speakers include: Dr. Dean Kriellaars, Dr. Colin Higgs, Brandy Tanenbaum and Dr. John Cairney as well as 25 more incredible workshops featuring experts from Ontario and throughout Canada. For a complete list of workshops and presenters and to register go to:  sporthamilton.com/oplsummit.

Ride for the Future

Local professionals from Innovative Fitness plan to embark on an exhausting 500-kilometre bike ride to raise awareness about physical inactivity. This event, known as Ride for the Future, will occur during a 36-hour period on September 2 and 3, and will span Vancouver Island from Port Hardy to Victoria.  

Innovative Fitness has set a fundraising goal of $20,000 by September 2. Every dollar donated to Ride for the Future will be used to help children to be active for life. 



IPLC 2017 Presentations Available

The International Physical Literacy Conference 2017 (IPLC 2017) took place in Toronto from April 12-15, and was designed to bring together sport, health, education and recreation experts to advance the knowledge, application and implementation of physical literacy programming across the globe.

IPLC 2017 saw over 400 delegates from 24 different countries and provided a truly collaborative environment to exchange ideas, form new partnerships and network with peers. The presentations are now available online.

Upcoming Events
  • Ride for the Future (Vancouver Island; Sept. 2-3) 
    • Local professionals from Innovative Fitness plan to embark on an exhausting 500-kilometre bike ride to raise awareness about physical inactivity. This event, known as Ride for the Future, will occur during a 36-hour period on September 2 and 3, and will span Vancouver Island from Port Hardy to Victoria.
  • Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge (Port Moody, BC; Sept. 9)
    • The Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge 2017 is a terrific three-discipline event (kayak, mountain bike, trail run) that aims to help reduce bullying and increase physical activity in kids.
  • Innovation Grants RBC L2P webinar  (Sept. 19; 1-3pm EDT )
    • The RBC Learn to Play Project funded community organizations to improve the delivery of quality sport programs and implement physical literacy principles. Projects with new innovative ideas emerged and have grown into examples of best practices for quality sport and physical literacy programming in Canada. Three of these projects will be shared on this webinar.
  • The International Play Association Triennial World Conference (Calgary, AB; Wed, Sept. 13 - Sat, Sept. 16)
    • The IPA Triennial World Conference brings together dedicated play researchers, advocates, designers, educators, practitioners, providers and policymakers from around the globe to celebrate play, understand its many benefits and provide all children with the chance to engage in rich, meaningful, free play...every day.
  • Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2017 (Hamilton, ON; Fri, Sept. 22)
  • Learn to Play in Schools RBC L2P webinar  (Oct. 12; 7-8:30pm EDT )
    • Physical literacy is as important to develop in school as literacy and numeracy. Through physical education, there are opportunities for students to learn and deliberately practice skills in an instructional climate focused on mastery. This webinar will share some ways schools and school boards from across Canada have embedded physical literacy into the fabric of their school community.
For more information on Sport for Life events, please contact Hannah Mashon, at:  hannah@sportforlife.ca .

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