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Community Activities from Around the World is a multicultural toolkit that offers ideas and strategies for building inclusive sports, culture and recreation programs at the community level in Saskatoon.
This rapid evidence review looks at how school ground greening, also referred to as naturalization, impacts the health of elementary school students, particularly from a play and physical activity perspective. Five themes emerged: Physical Activity Quality – Intensity and Duration; Diversity and Quality of Play; Age and Gender Variations; Interest, Ability and Inclusiveness; Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Literacy. Additional benefits were also captured and the report includes recommendations and resources for schools.
The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines, managed by Ophea, are updated annually and represent the minimum standards for risk management practice for school boards. They focus the attention of teachers, intramural supervisors and coaches on safe practices, in every activity, in order to minimize the element of risk. The Safety Guidelines include concussion protocols to help prevent and identify suspected concussions and manage a student’s safe return to learning and physical activity. The Safety Guidelines are divided into Elementary and Secondary levels, each containing three...
Vol. 20 of the Learning Team newsletter is all about Physical Literacy, including general articles, ideas for eductors and families, and activities such as a nature scavenger hunt.
Video, 5-1/2 minutes. This video looks at how to conduct an in-program evaluation of physical activity through observation to assess and measure the experiences of participants in a program. 
The HIGH FIVE® Quality Experience Scanning Tool (QUEST 2) was developed by Parks and Recreation Ontario (PRO) in consultation with experts. The QUEST 2 Tool is designed to be used as part of a comprehensive holistic approach that enables service providers to achieve continuous quality improvement over time. It is a scientifically validated tool is used to review, measure and evaluate the extent to which children programs support healthy child development for children aged 6 to 12. To be able to utilize this Tool, in-person training in HIGH FIVE® QUEST 2 is required. This one-day course helps...
As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities. The videos introduce the following Inuit games: High kick Kneel jump Leg wrestle
Webinar, 46 minutes. A new resources and learning lab added to the Active After School site highlighting Physical Literacy. Drew Mitchell of hosts this webinar walking users through the various sections of the new learning lab and fielding participants questions.
The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth: An Integration of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Sleep are the first evidence-based guidelines to address the whole day. The academic papers that explain the novel approach to the new guidelines are also available in a special supplementary issue of CSEP’s official journal, Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism (APNM) published by Canadian Science Publishing.  This new research supports the ParticipACTION 2016 Report Card.  The new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines...
The Parks & Recreation Department is aligned with the City of Burlington’s Corporate Access and Equity Policy by developing Gender Equity in the Allocation of Public Recreational Spaces (Gender Equity Policy). Actions will be guided with respect to gender by the principles and practices set out in this policy.
Looks at general rules as well as activities that are or are not permitted, such as use of wheelchairs, skating aids, etc., rules for pick up and shinny hockey, and more. See also the general Public Skating site for more information, such as fees for public and specialized skating, range of options available, etc.
Provides Policy Statement, defining Public Skating as a regularly scheduled skating program, which is offered to the public with or without an admission being charged for admittance. It may or may not be a program completely sponsored by the Township directly or through another community sponsor. Looks at the Purpose, Procedures, Skaters’ Rules of Conduct, Supervision, Ice Load Capacity, and more.
Video, 1.5 minutes. Sport Wales video explaining Physical Literacy.
A physical literacy resource for Early Childhood Educators in Windsor-Essex County
These guidelines are relevant to apparently healthy children and youth (aged 5–17 years) irrespective of gender, race, ethnicity, or the socio-economic status of the family. Children and youth are encouraged to live an active lifestyle with a daily balance of sleep, sedentary behaviours, and physical activities that supports their healthy development. Children and youth should practice healthy sleep hygiene (habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well), limit sedentary behaviours (especially screen time), and participate in a range of physical activities in a variety of...
Physical literacy movement preparation is movement that focuses on incorporating and improving fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills into activity. It prepares the body for movement and enhances the way you move for short-term and long-term benefits. Tools include: Physical Literacy Movement Preparation Guide Physical Literacy Movement Preparation (7-8) Physical Literacy Movement Preparation (9-10) Physical Literacy Movement Preparation (11+)
Children in Sport is a program designed to ensure that children receive the most positive experience possible from sport. The focus of this program is on learning the fundamental skills before entering into more competitive sports and on providing an opportunity for children to have positive life-long experiences in sport. The focus is on process, not outcome. This program has a variety of resource materials including: A Resource Guide for Parents An Orientation Guide for Sport Leaders A Resource Manual for Sport Leaders Children in Sport Video Children in Sport Advertisements...
Educators play an important role in establishing physical literacy among students. The interactive wheel outlines the nine principles of physical literacy based upon the acronym EDUCATION, and are consistent with a Quality Daily Physical Education program which is a key element of success. They also form a foundation to create a positive learning environment which supports students in becoming physically literate. Each interactive principle includes more information and a video.
What is the connection between physical education, physical literacy and community sport participation? And what role can teachers, school administrators, school boards, and parents play in supporting physical literacy? PHE Canada has produced a video exploring these issues and illustrating the importance of physical literacy in children. Produced with the financial support of Sport Canada, this video provides an introduction to the concept of physical literacy, how it is nurtured in and out of the school setting, and how it plays a role in supporting lifelong healthy living.
The Playworks website includes a blog with great ideas for games and activities for home, school, playground. For example, check out Games of the Month, Tips for Making Games Inclusive,  20+ Games for Kids This Summer, which has five fun park activities, eight games to play on the bus, car, or plane, six small group waiting games, and seven games to add water to your play! The Playworks Playbook includes Playground stories, and the Games Library, a searchable database of games and activites for kids and adults of all ages. Check out more resources, strategies, tips, etc., on...