2018 Volume: Edition 10
Dear Sport for Life Champion,

We would like to share with you information about educational opportunities, tools, and events that aim to improve the quality of sport and physical literacy!
The Global Sport for Life Movement
For many years the Sport for Life Society has been working with international partners to advance the concepts of Long-Term Athlete Development, quality sport, and physical literacy around the globe. Recently, Richard Way, Sport for Life CEO, and Tom Jones, Sport for Life Director of International and Partnerships, on request from partners, visited four countries to continue this work.

Last Chance to Submit a Presentation Abstract for the
International Physical Literacy Conference 2019
Just a reminder that the International Physical Literacy Conference (IPLC) Winnipeg 2019 Call for Abstracts deadline is TOMORROW, October 26, 2018 .  J oin us as leaders from across the globe share best practices and research to advance the worldwide physical literacy movement. The conference will have exciting new topics attractive to a variety of sectors:

  • Physical Literacy as a Fundamental Human Right
  • Physical Literacy Across the Life Course
  • Physical Literacy for Health
  • Physical Literacy – Strive to Inclusivity
  • Communities and Schools from a Physical Literacy Perspective
  • Physical Literacy – A Pursuit for Lifelong Adventure

To learn more about IPLC 2019, check out the newly launched IPLC website at  iplc.info  .
Adapted PLAY
Adapted PLAY   is a modified version of PLAY basic that can be administered by a trained professional to determine the level of physical literacy in children and youth with disabilities. This tool was developed by adapted physical activity experts in collaboration with a master’s student as part of their master’s thesis research.

The Adapted PLAY tool assesses five key fundamental movement tasks (which can be completed with or without the use of a mobility device), including: 

  1. Locomotor – Travelling to a stop
  2. Object Control – Sending
  3. Object Control – Receiving
  4. Balance and Body Control – Lift and Lower
  5. Balance and Body Control – Dynamic Balance

Inclusion Requires Action! Creating Inclusion for Newcomers to Canada
I t is clear that the next generation will be diverse, multicultural and, apparently, much less fit than the previous generations. Research points in this general direction, but results from the recent   TOPO survey , released in May 2018, demonstrates this trend clearly. The 2017 survey engaged 13,400 children and 7,800 parents across all school boards on the Island of Montreal to explore lifestyle habits, physical and emotional health, school life, bullying, family life and educational success.

Canadian Indigenous Culture Training Truth and Reconciliation Edition Online Course
This course educates participants about the history, traditions, values and beliefs of Canada's Indigenous Peoples. In accordance with the Truth & Reconciliation Commission of Canada's Calls to Action (2015), the course includes information about:

  • The history and legacy of residential schools,
  • The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples,
  • Treaties and Indigenous rights,
  • Indigenous law, and
  • Indigenous-Crown relations.

Cultural awareness training is an integral component in creating environments where cultural diversity is appreciated, and where people from diverse cultural backgrounds communicate with each other respectfully. Ultimately, the goal of this course is to help non-Indigenous Canadians work with Indigenous Canadians in ways that convey respect.

Appetite to Play Virtual Workshop
The Appetite to Play initiative builds the capacity of early years providers to promote and encourage healthy eating and physical activity in the early years. It is now offering 10 virtual workshops this fall and winter so that you can take the training from the comfort of your own home! 

The workshop will have a live instructor that will facilitate and who will answer your questions. You will also get three hours of professional development credits.

Si vous voulez consulter nos infolettres en français, cliquez ici .
We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 
Sport for Life Society | (778) 433-2066 | www.sportforlife.ca