2018 Volume: Edition 3
Dear Sport for Life Champion,

In this newsletter, we would like to share with you a number of campaigns, programs, and learning opportunities that aim to improve the quality of sport and physical literacy!
Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada supports Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development in First Nations Schools
Four Indigenous schools are benefiting from funding that Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) has distributed this year. The New Paths to Education Program grant was introduced to improve the quality of education in First Nations schools and promote innovative approaches in education. The Aboriginal Long-Term Participant Development Pathway (ALTPD) , a joint creation between the Aboriginal Sport Circle and Sport for Life , was used as a roadmap for INAC’s physical activity and sport grant theme. This is the first year that the New Paths for Education Program has offered the physical activity and sport grant theme.

Sport for Life Campus Spring Discount
Spring Special: save now, study later! Save 25% on select online courses until  April 8, 2018 .

Coupon Code: 20076D

Front-line physical activity workers will be introduced to the concept of physical literacy, and be able to identify the key elements of a supportive physical literacy environment.

Coupon Code: 932029

This course offers an overview of Long-Term Athlete Development and how to create developmentally appropriate quality sport experiences.
 Setting the Stage for Lifelong Healthy Behaviours:
An Overview of Appetite to Play webinar
Appetite to Play is a provincial initiative in B.C. that supports early years providers to promote healthy eating and physical activity in the early years (0-5 years). Physical activity and healthy eating in early childhood is important for healthy childhood development and setting the stage for lifelong healthy behaviours. Spend one hour with the Appetite to Play team to learn about the initiative, the resources and tools available for early years providers, the available training, and how you can bring Appetite to Play to your community!

Webinar Details:
April 24, 2018
12:00pm-1:00pm (PST)

Sport for Life joins Responsible Coaching Movement
Sport for Life has taken the pledge and is now a proud Champion of the Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM). By making this pledge, our organization is committing to implement supportive policies and processes that adhere to the RCM to ensure the safety and protection of athletes and coaches, and provide coaches with the tools and training necessary to model ethical behaviour.

The RCM is a multi-phase system-wide movement, coordinated by the Coaching Association of Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport that has the potential to affect all sport organizations and coaches. 

Over the next three years, with the support of the Coaching Association of Canada, Sport for Life will be actively reviewing its current policies and procedures to ensure they align with the recommendations and guidelines of the RCM. Working closely with our partners, we will identify realistic ways and means to entrench the RCM across Canadian sport and enhance the safety of our athletes and ethical conduct of our coaches.

For more information on the RCM, please visit www.coach.ca/ResponsibleCoaching or email RCM@coach.ca.
ParticipACTION: Build Your Best Day
In 2016, the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth were released. The first of their kind in the world, the guidelines outline what a healthy 24-hour period looks like for children and youth.
 
To bring the guidelines to life, ParticipACTION and their partners developed BuildYourBestDay.com - a fun, interactive and educational tool to help children and youth aged 5-17 and their parents learn about the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines.
The digital experience allows kids to choose from a variety of whimsical and real-life activities to build their best day and understand how much Sweating, Stepping, Sleeping and Sitting they need each day to be healthy.

To help parents, educators and others understand the value of the new guidelines, a resource toolkit was developed, which includes the following:
      Posters, printouts of icons, fact sheet, activity page, matching game, colouring sheet and certificate.
 
For more information, you can:
      Visit the Build Your Best Day website here
      To view the Resource Toolkit, you can download them here
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