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ParticipACTION Physical Literacy Communication Toolkit

logoparticipactionWe all play a role in advancing physical literacy – and tools and resources are available for physical literacy and physical activity champions to help increase awareness and understanding of physical literacy among Canadians.  This toolkit includes social media posters, infographics, the consensus statement and key messages!  

Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life

aboriginalcommunitiesThe community is the first place everyone experiences physical activity and sport. The Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource provides the framework to ensure these experiences are positive and sets the stage for a lifelong relationship with physical activity and quality sport.

I CAN Develop Physical Literacy (autism resource)

CanucksAutismNetworkDeveloped by the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) and the Canucks Autism Network (CAN), this resource document is intended for anyone working with children on the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) continuum, and especially teachers, coaches, and leaders who want to run inclusive physical literacy programs. It presents a brief introduction to ASD, followed by support strategies, behaviour support tools, lesson plans, and tips for modifying activities to create optimal challenge for the participants. The lesson plans are designed for children ages 4-11 years, but the support tools are relevant to any age group.

Inclusive Physical Literacy

mapletransEvery person should have the opportunity to develop physical literacy. Program coordinators, leaders and facility operators have a responsibility to create universally accessible physical literacy opportunities.  The resources and programs listed on this page have been identified as best practices, and are in no way an exhaustive list but will hopefully provide a starting point for this journey.  Also view the inclusive physical literacy webinar from this page.

Active For Life

AfL LogoActive for Life is a Canadian not-for-profit social enterprise founded by B2ten. They are a national initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy. Visit their website now to learn more!

Sport for Life

SFL caThe Sport for Life Society (S4L) is recognized as the global experts on the Sport for Life movement, Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), and physical literacy development. The purpose of the Sport for Life movement is to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. S4L links sport, education, recreation and health, and aligns community, provincial, and national programming. Click here to find out more.

Sport for Life - Physical Literacy

SFL PHYSLITPhysical activity is a lot more fun when we’re physically literate. If we want children to be active for life, they need to develop physical literacy at a young age. offers coaches, recreation professionals and health practitioners access to a wide range of resources that can help people become physically literate.

PHE Canada

PHE CanadaPhysical and Health Education Canada advocates for and advances quality physical education and quality health education programs offered in Health Promoting Schools to enable students the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to lead physically active and healthy lives, now and in their future.

Get more from sport

morefromsportlogoAn education campaign developed by Hockey Nova Scotia and Soccer Nova Scotia, with support from Sport Nova Scotia, to promote multi-sport play. The goal of the campaign is for every parent of an athlete aged 12 or under to visit this site, as you now have. See the evidence and read the facts. Take the test. Hear from sporting greats. See the movement.


TrueSport transTrue Sport is a series of programs and initiatives designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Through public consultation, Canadians have told us that they want their sport experience to be based on the values of fairness, excellence, inclusion and fun.

Physical Literacy Learning Lab

logo activeafterschoolThis resource will provide you with a collection of information on physical literacy  Explore the website for more information on being active after school!

Ready to Move

readytomoveDownload a series of infographics for families, coaches, educators, and community members. These infographics provide great information on what physical literacy is, why it is important, and actions we can all take.

HEPAC - Physical Literacy Webinar

hepaclogoENHEPAC is New Brunswick's Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Coalition. They are working together to promote healthy, active lifestyles for  the people of New Brunswick. In September 2015, HEPAC hosted us for physical literacy webinar. Click here to check it out!

HEPAC - Webinar #2

hepac logo BILThis webinar will review what physical literacy is and how you can create a quality physical literacy experience during your sessions and programs. The NB Physical Literacy Coalition advocates and facilitates the best understandings and applications of physical literacy and fundamental movement skills to inspire participation and performance in physical activity and sport.

Quality Sport Programs

SFL caClick on the logo to see a list of programs developed by National Sport Organizations targeted at children between the ages of 2 and 12. These quality programs have embedded Canadian Sport for Life values and principles, and they are recommended for the development of physical literacy in children.

Manitoba in Motion - Physical Literacy Toolkit

inmotionmanitobaThis toolkit is designed to enhance a child’s movement repertoire by increasing the number of skills they are competent in, as well as increasing their overall proficiency level in a fun setting. This kit will provide “multi-station circuit training” examples that can be easily implemented in the gymnasium setting. Repetition based learning in a fun setting will be the basis of the circuit design. Examples for grades 1-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12 will be provided and aligned to curricular objectives, and consistent with long term participant development principles.

Jolly Thoughts

jollythoughtsSamantha Jolly, an elementary school teacher from LaRonge, SK, provides in her blog a number of ideas to incorporate movement into the classroom all geared to support youth on their physical literacy journey.

NB Health Council

nbhealthcouncilThe New Brunswick Health Council has a dual mandate of engaging citizens and reporting on health system performance. Areas of focus are the following:
Population health: What is the health status of our population?
Quality of services: How effective are our health services?
Sustainability: Is our health system sustainable?


nbplayslogoNB PLAYS! is a New Brunswick-led initiative developed by Recreation New Brunswick and its partners. It supports leaders and strengthens capacity for recreation programming that fosters health and wellness in our province.

NB PLAYS! has established a framework for quality, holistic programming that promotes physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual wellness. The initiative is aligned with New Brunswick’s Wellness Movement, featuring positive mental health, physical activity, healthy eating, learning experiences, outdoor adventures and community connections as key elements of overall well-being.


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