2019 Volume: Edition 3

To Sport for Life champions everywhere,

It's been quite the month in the world of quality sport and physical literacy.

As we roll out our Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity 3.0 resource, we've been reflecting on the global impact of the work we've been doing to mobilize physical literacy and quality sport experiences. In this newsletter you'll find several stories, including those about working with Indigenous students, academic collaborations that are advancing sport management research, and information about how we're preparing to welcome newcomers to Canada.
Scandinavian countries take lead from Canadian athlete development

Scandinavian countries may seem to have an edge over Canada when it comes to athle te development, but the fact is they’re often relying on our expertise. In a recent interview, Sport for Life expert André Lachance took journalist Martin Leclerc through how exactly that came to be.

Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity - What’s New in Version 3.0? webinar

Sport for Life is releasing the latest version of Long-Term Development in Sport and Physical Activity - and you’ve already noticed the name change. What else is new in version 3.0? Lots! Richard Way, CEO and Dr. Paul Jurbala, Director of Knowledge, will walk through what’s new in the latest version of the framework and answer your questions about implications for Canadian sport and Canada’s sport organizations.

Date:  Thursday, April 16, 2019, 10–11:30 a.m. PST.

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.

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!

Sport for Life Leaders School helps PISE deliver physical literacy to indigenous students

It takes time to build trust. When instructors from the Pacific Institute of Sport Excellence (PISE) go into a school to develop physical literacy, they know it will take time to establish a rapport with the students involved–which is especially true when working with indigenous kids. Having a solid foundation of knowledge and being able to draw upon the experience of leaders across the country can really make a difference.    
Physical Literacy Instructor Program

The Sport for Life Society, Coaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches, and others in becoming a Physical Literacy Instructor . The Physical Literacy Instructor Program is a blended e-learning and in-person training experience that provides the opportunity for an individual to become a recognized Physical Literacy Instructor. 

Sport for Life and Brock University mobilize academic sport management research

Historically, there has been a divide between what happens in the corridors of academia and the reality of what goes on in the “real world”. That’s been true in the past for sport management research in Canada, and that’s why Sport for Life is partnering with the Centre for Sport Capacity (CSC) at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

Inclusive Physical Literacy Workshop in Winnipeg

Healthy relationships are critical to childhood development, but studies show that over half of children with disabilities have no close friends. That’s why Sport for Life has developed Physical Literacy 501, a workshop with a distinct focus on inclusion.

PL 501 at IPLC May 7, 2019

International Physical Literacy Conference 2019

Regular registration ends April 10. 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.

We would like to thank the Canada's National Ballet School for their support of IPLC 2019.
Adapted PLAY

Everyone has the potential to be physically literate, including people with disabilities.

That’s why Sport for Life has developed the Adapted PLAY assessment, in which a trained professional can assess a child’s level of physical literacy.

Sport for Life for all Newcomers to Canada

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. 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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