2019 Volume: Edition 2

To our valued readers,

There's been a lot going on at Sport for Life lately. 

Following our successful Summit in Gatineau, our organization continues to barrel along with physical literacy and quality sport initiatives across the country and beyond. Below you'll find stories about some of our most successful projects, news about the shifting landscape of physical literacy education, as well as information about our upcoming events.

We've got a lot to celebrate. Will you celebrate with us? 
Sport for Life Stands Against Racism

Racism is a problem that needs to be solved in Canada.

The Sport for Life Society stands against all forms of racism and discrimination, and in our resources we encourage respect for people of all backgrounds and lifestyles. Released in 2018, Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada  aims to create inclusion in sport and physical activity.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada Get in Game

There are 40 Boys and Girls Clubs from coast to coast that have joined the “Get in the Game” project to date, funded by Canadian Tire Jumpstart . With 100 clubs ultimately expected to sign on, this project aims to help staff provide more inclusive physical activity and sports programming for youth of all abilities.

Aligning Long-Term Officials Development Programs to Quality Sport Webinar

Get a preview of Sport for Life’s practical web resource that helps support the alignment of officials' programs to quality sport principles. Discover great examples of best practices across Canada based on:

  1. “Good Programs” -- Long Term Development Stage Appropriate Officiating 
  2. “Good People”-- Providing Effective Officials Programming
  3. “Good Places”-- Safety and Inclusion for Officials

Date:  March 5, 2019 10-11:30 a.m. PST.  

How to Build a Sailing Community

At Glenmore Sailing Club in Calgary, you don’t even need your own sailboat to be a member. It offers special programs for people who are ex-military, has a unique partnership with the Scouts, and works every day to make their operation as inclusive as possible. This is all a part of implementing the Long-Term Sailor Development framework into their operation, as laid out by Sport for Life.

“The mandate of our club has really shifted from being a club for people with their own sailboats to a community club,” says board member Nollind van Bryce.

Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life

The Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource was created with guidance from Indigenous leaders throughout the country, with the purpose of inspiring community leaders looking for culturally tailored resources that act as a vehicle toward individual and community holistic development.

International Physical Literacy Conference 2019

Early bird registration ends March 7. Register here.

View the full program and list of active workshops here.

If you would like to be an exhibitor or a sponsor, learn more here.
Active Sudbury Embraces Transformational Initiatives

Unless you’re specifically interested in the intersection between health and physical activity, chances are you don’t know what physical literacy is--and that’s something Carolyn Crang of the Active Sudbury project hopes to change.

A message from the International Division of Sport for Life

Sport for Life created the International Division with the goal of ensuring that we continue to be global partners in sustainable development. We have a small but dedicated team who help us expand on our original mandate and ultimate purpose, which is to improve the lives of Canadians through quality sport and physical literacy. 

North Shore Champions Physical Literacy

It’s been just over nine months since West Vancouver and Bowen Island committed to introduce physical literacy learning to their communities, and one of the project leads can’t believe the progress that’s been made in such a short time.

Standing Up at Sport for Life

If sitting is the new smoking, then Sport for Life wants you to quit.

Our Victoria office is now almost exclusively populated by standing desks, which can be operated with a crank, that give our employees a respite from hours of sitting sedentary in front of a screen. And the benefits are obvious.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 
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