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Sport for Life Society – Victoria, B.C. – The Sport for Life Society is calling on experts, researchers and practitioners from across the sport, recreation, health, education and public sectors to present their work at the 2017 Sport for Life National Summit. By bringing these leaders together to share their innovations, Sport for Life aims to enhance the quality of sport and physical literacy in Canada. The Summit takes place January 24–26 in Gatineau, Quebec.

The 2017 Summit will focus on nurturing excellence. The term “excellence” can be described as achieving outstanding results, and it can be realized in any number of ways – through personal achievement, organizational or system effectiveness, or by changing the culture of an entire nation for the better. The concept of nurturing excellence suggests that an environment can be created in which excellence can flourish, both in quality and scale, through the intentional actions of an individual or group.

Fitting with this theme, the Summit will be broken into six streams:

  • Excellence for All – will focus on initiatives that break down barriers to physical literacy development or to quality sport for underrepresented populations.
  • System Excellence – will discuss examples of cross-sectoral collaboration and system alignment from both a strategic and an activation perspective.
  • Excellence for Life – is intended to highlight how physical literacy and quality sport underpin health, happiness and success.
  • Technology Contributing for Excellence – will explore new technologies that change movement training and sport, as well as how we communicate.
  • Nurturing Excellence in Sport Development – will feature stories and methods of elevating quality within your organization, sector or jurisdiction.
  • Nurturing Excellence in High Performance Sport – will feature stories and methods of elevating quality within your organization, sector or jurisdiction.
  • As well, a number of presentations will be delivered in French.

If you have research, findings or best practices that speaks to any of these streams, submit an abstract to present. Submissions will be accepted until July 15. Presenters will be notified of their acceptance by mid-August. Registration opens September 1. For more information, visit www.sportforlife.ca/summit

 

Sport for Life Society

The Sport for Life Society is recognized as the global experts on the Sport for Life movement, Long-Term Athlete Development, and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Sport for Life movement is to improve the quality of sport and develop physical literacy. Sport for Life links sport, education, recreation, health and governments to align community, provincial, and national programming. Long-Term Athlete Development is a multistage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood. Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility to be active for life. Sport for Life, as a social enterprise using Long-Term Athlete Development and physical literacy, works to be a catalyst for positive change.

For more information contact:
Tyler Laing
Communications Coordinator, Sport for Life Society
tyler@canadiansportforlife.ca