Wednesday, March 06, 2024

Fwd: Sport for Life February Newsletter

2024 Volume: Edition 1

To our Sport for Life champions,

Registration opens TODAY for the Level 1 certifications within Sport for Life's Education Program. Join us in building a community of leaders dedicated to enhancing physical literacy and quality sport. Secure your spot now!

In addition, registrations are still open for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit—don't miss out on this opportunity. Plus, learn about initiatives like the Next Up basketball program and our recent trip to Bermuda. Let's continue building a world where everyone can thrive through sport and physical activity.

Register for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit!

Registrations are open for the Quebec City Sport for Life Summit. Visit the Quebec City Summit registration page to secure your spot now! 

About the Quebec City Summit

The Quebec City Summit will be an opportunity to come together in French to discuss welcoming and dynamic environments and to cultivate a sense of belonging towards sport and physical activity development. 

Location and event details

Quebec City

March 20 and 21, 2024

Center de Foires - Expocité

Check out the program here (in French only).

If you have any questions about the Quebec City Summit or need assistance registering, please contact Mariane Parent at

>>Register here for the Quebec Summit

Exciting News! Sport for Life's Education Program featuring certifications has officially launched!

Are you passionate about promoting physical literacy and quality sport in your community? Registration is now open for the following Level 1 certifications:

  • Physical Literacy Leader, and
  • Quality Sport Leader.

Join us in building a community of leaders dedicated to enhancing physical literacy and quality sport. Explore more at Registration opens March 6, 2024.

The French Education Program is coming soon!

>>Learn more about the program

Sport for Life Advances Long-Term Development in Bermuda

Richard Way, CEO of Sport for Life, and Tom Jones, Director of Community and International Engagement, recently visited Bermuda, marking their third trip to the mid-Atlantic island. They aimed to assist the island's National Sport Governing Bodies (NSGBs) in designing and improving participants' Long-Term Development (LTD) pathways. 

By leveraging Sport for Life's global leadership in LTD education, Way and Jones collaborated closely with governing bodies to develop detailed frameworks that support a participant's journey in their respective sports.

>>Read more

Pillars to physical literacy and inclusion: Utilize a holistic design approach for programming

Many programs have implemented physical literacy (PL) but often overlook the experiences of persons with diverse abilities due to societal, cultural, and political influences. This can lead to exclusion and marginalization from physical activities. Researchers at Memorial University have addressed this challenge by developing a PL and inclusion framework. Today, we share one of 10 evidence-based best practices from their work:

Idealization: Utilize a holistic design approach for programming, recognizing that multiple aspects contribute to quality of life.

>>Read more

Enhancing School Basketball Opportunities for Grade 8/9 Students – Next Up Program

As we enter a new year, the sports education and development world continues to evolve. One exciting initiative on the horizon is creating a Grade 8/9 basketball program called Next Up, which is designed to provide opportunities for students who may not make their school's basketball teams.

Spearheaded by Advancement and Community Schools Partnership at Surrey Schools and Drew Mitchell, Sport for Life, this program aims to be a beacon of inclusivity and engagement for young athletes in Surrey, BC. In this article, we'll delve into the concept, structure, staffing, funding, and potential impact of this innovative basketball program.

>>Read more

Socio-Demographic Data Report 2023

In 2022 and 2023, Sport for Life collected socio-demographic data with the aim of creating a detailed portrait of its community, including employees, contractors, and volunteers. This effort provides insight into the geographic distribution, age ranges, languages spoken, and other key demographics, illustrating its commitment to inclusivity.

"We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their colour." - Maya Angelou 

>>Check the data report

Si vous voulez consulter nos infolettres en français, cliquez ici.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 

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