Canadian Sport for Life is a movement to increase sport’s contribution in Canadian society recognizing sport as an important part of everyone’s life by promoting each child’s healthy and logical development in a sport or physical activity.

In this website you’ll find information explaining the importance of sport for all ages and stages by giving children the skills that they need to develop Physical Literacy for both healthy life long enjoyment and for sporting success. Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, an athlete or coach you’ll find details which will help you deliver quality programs.


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Getting a good start: The early years must be active years
by Active Healthy Kids Canada

We think of very young children as being in perpetual motion, constantly exploring their environments. But according to recent findings in the 2010 Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card, they’re not on the move enough.

“We assume that young children are full of energy and will just naturally be active, but that’s not always the case,” says Dr. Art Quinney, Chair of the Active Healthy Kids Canada Board of Directors. “The Report Card tells us that less than half of Canadian kids under five are getting regular physical activity as part of their daily routines.”

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'Dangerous' inactivity
puts children at risk: Report blames computers, TV time as major offenders

By Laura Stone, Canwest News Service, April 27, 2010

"We definitely have a crisis in our country," said Kelly Murumets, president and CEO of ParticipACTION, an organization that encourages physical activity in Canada.

"We need Canadians to wake up and say it is an urgent matter and it needs to be dealt with now. If we don't deal with this now, we are actually going to mortgage our children's futures and I believe that we will bankrupt our country as it relates to health-care costs."

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