Sport For Life Society


Sport for Life’s Long – Term Athlete Development Work

Sport for Life Society aims to build knowledge, expertise and partnerships to advance physical literacy, sport excellence and activity for life.

Over the past few months, the Sport for Life Society’s Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Division has advanced many projects with the support of LTAD experts, partners and champions.



Physical Literacy Matters


Entrenching Healthy Habits in 

Canadian Children and Youth


How do you sum up one year’s worth of a program’s efforts and the impressions those efforts made? How do you capture all of the hurdles you experienced as well as the methods you employed to continue pushing beyond them? Most importantly, how do you acknowledge and report on the impact you had on your short- and long-term goals?


The team at 60 Minute Kids’ Club (60MKC) – everyone from the volunteers to the sponsors – is focused on measuring, assessing, tracking, and reporting in everything that we do. We want to know if we are hitting our targets. Not just our participation targets, but also our impact targets.





Making Movement Matter with West Vancouver

The West Vancouver School District (WVSD) is putting physical literacy on the same footing as literacy and numeracy. By supporting its teachers to make physical literacy a higher priority in classrooms, the school district is helping children to become more confident movers.


Taking a new approach to an old concept, WVSD is focusing less on physical education and more on how to get kids moving in all kids of settings throughout their daily routine. WVSD continues to implement Long-Term Athlete Development, with a focus on physical literacy, as laid out in the District Literacy Plan.




To find out how you can help your school district embrace physical literacy, contact Drew Mitchell, Sport for Life Director of Physical Literacy.


10th Annual Adventure Challenge

Are you into kayaking, biking and running? Do you want to help build an active and healthy community? If so, you should take part in the 10th annual Innovative Fitness Adventure Challenge!

  • Date: September 11, 2016
  • Event: 2- or 4-person team relay race with kayak, bike and run activities. Both a long and short track.
  • Location: Port Moody, BC.

Raise money to support the I AM SOMEONE Ending Bullying Society and Sport for Life, and invite your friends and family out to celebrate and cheer you on! If you’d rather not take part in the race itself, we would love to have you out as one of the 60-plus volunteers.



Fixing the Childhood Obesity Epidemic


Childhood obesity is becoming the #1 preventable disease amongst children in the world. Despite this, the needle continues to move in the wrong direction. Why? And how can we fix it?


Find out in this TEDx talk, delivered by Sport for Life Director of Business Development, Matt Young.




Upcoming Events


The following events help to advance physical literacy opportunities and principles. Registration is not available for all of them yet, so save the date!

  • Ontario Physical Literacy Summit (Ancaster, ON; September 1, 2016)
    • The 4th annual Physical Literacy Summit continues to bring together parents, teachers, coaches, instructors and program providers responsible for the physical literacy development of our children and provide opportunities for these “Physical Literacy Solutionaries” to build their knowledge and enhance their skills to provide developmental and fundamentally sound movement practices.
    • Those who register for this event are welcome to attend a free Physical Literacy 301 workshop (Dundas, ON; August 31, 2016)
  • Sport for Life Canadian Summit (Gatineau, QC; January 24-26, 2017)
    • The Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada.
  • International Physical Literacy Conference 2017 (Toronto, ON; April 12-15, 2017)
    • The International Physical Literacy Conference brings together sport, health, education and recreation experts to advance the knowledge, application and implementation of physical literacy programming across the globe.
    • Abstract submission opens on September 1, 2016.

Sport for Life in Your Community

  • CANCELLED: Now that You’re a Physical Literacy Champion webinar (August 25, 2016; 1-3pm EST)
    • The content of this webinar will be shared in the “Successes and Next Steps” webinar on September 29th.
    • Being the leader can be lonely and challenging at times. Learn from and share with other champions about making it through the good times and not so good times.
  • Successes and Next Steps” webinar (September 29, 2016; 1-3pm EST)
    • Do not miss this opportunity to hear RBC Learn to Play grant recipients share their proudest project moments, greatest accomplishments and biggest lessons. Learn from and share with other champions about staying motivated, informed and energized throughout your project.
    • If you have a story or lesson about your project that you would to share, please contact

For more information on events, please contact Mik Vahi, Publications & Events Coordinator, at:



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