2018 Volume: Edition 7
Dear Sport for Life Champion,

In this newsletter, we would like to share with you a number of events, programs, resources and articles that aim to improve the quality of sport and physical literacy!
The Important Role that Officials Play in Sport
Sport for Life and many sport partners recognize the important role that officials play in sport. This means the recruitment, development and retention of officials must be built into the long-range planning of each sport organization. While many organizations are addressing the need to provide a positive experience and supportive environments for officials, we must also ensure development is aligned with the sport’s athlete development matrix and developmentally appropriate competition structure. 

At the 2018 Sport for Life Canadian Summit and in a March 2018 Sport for Life webinar , Dr. Susan Forbes and Dr. Lori Livingstone shared their research findings about factors influencing the retention of sport officials. We can also learn from organizations that have initiated proactive and innovative approaches to officials’ development. 

Sport for Life Society has been contracted to advise and support MCV leadership in Cairo in all phases of construction, programming, management, and operation of a Sport Academy. The Sport Academy is a private facility being designed to provide world-class sport and physical literacy based on Long-Term Athlete Development . The Sport Academy in Cairo is being planned to operate in parallel with a K to 12 academic school and an Art Academy. It will embrace nine sports and provide ongoing education, training, and competition to participants at various ages and levels of sport development. The Sport Academy is scheduled to open in September 2020, with construction beginning in the summer of 2018.

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 2019 Sport for Life Canadian Summit ,
take part in 10 monthly webinars led by sport, physical literacy and community experts, and explore and discuss new ideas while becoming a new contribution to the advancement of Sport for Life.

As well, if you're located in B.C., you have an opportunity to apply for a Bob Bearpark Foundation Scholarship that will support two participants to take part in Leaders School!

International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) website launch!
The Sport for Life Society is excited to announce the launch of the new International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) website, iplc.info ! The aim of the IPLC is to provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to learn and share best practices in physical literacy research and programming globally. As IPLC has expanded across the globe, we have taken the time to create one website where you can go to learn more about each global and regional conference--or, in the case of this year's Middle East and North Africa event, ''Convention''. Check out the new website to find out which IPLC will be hosted in a region close to you!

Introduction to Physical Literacy E-learning Course
The Introduction to Physical Literacy e-learning course is designed to equip front-line physical activity workers with the ability to design and deliver quality programs which effectively enhance the development of physical literacy. The course takes about one hour to complete and is available for $24.95 on the Sport for Life Campus . This course was developed in partnership with the Coaching Association of Canada and HIGH FIVE® with financial support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Sport for Life for all Newcomers to Canada resource
By 2030, immigration will account for all of Canada's net population growth. Cities across Canada are being transformed by immigration, and these demographic trends will undoubtedly impact the Canadian sport and physical activity system. Grassroots and professional organizations need to find ways to appeal to this diverse new audience, and it is the responsibility of all sport and physical activity leaders to ensure that the system is accessible to all Canadians.

The resource outlines the barriers that newcomers may face in their participation of sport and physical activity, and then provides examples of solutions and opportunities that exist, as well as promising practices of work being done across Canada.

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We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 
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