Physical Literacy for Communities—British Columbia Initiative

Physical Literacy for Communities-British Columbia

This community initiative, supported by the Province of British Columbia and delivered by the Sport for Life Society, seeks to improve the development of physical literacy in British Columbia, which leads to increased physical activity, positively impacting health and well-being. In total, the Physical Literacy for Communities–British Columbia Initiative will support 27 B.C. community projects over a four-year period in educating and activating local decision makers, increasing capacity by training leaders, and creating an environment to develop physical literacy in multiple settings and sectors.

Project Leadership / Mentorship

The lead applicant of each selected community has convened local sector representation and identified community partners / stakeholders.  Each community has been assigned a community mentor to provide expertise, facilitate meetings, guide the planning process, assist to set project milestones, create a community plan and report on progress.  The community leads and community mentors will also be supported by an associate mentor(s) who will continue to develop their own mentorship skills and help to bring capacity-building over the course of the project. Mentors and associate mentors were selected by Sport for Life and participate on bi-monthly calls convened by Thomas Jones, the Physical Literacy for Communities–British Columbia Initiative Project Manager.

Resource Support and Professional Development Support

Sport for Life has created an extensive suite of online resources and educational materials / tools/ templates that are available to the mentors, associate mentors and the communities participating in this project.

Sport for Life is providing ongoing professional development training to mentors and associate mentors so that each will acquire the skills to become a learning facilitator able to deliver relevant project presentations and workshops. These include: Physical Literacy 101 (Intro), Physical Literacy 201 (Assessment), Physical Literacy 501 (Inclusive), Physical Literacy Instructor Program (Module 4 – Quality Physical Literacy Experience and Program Evaluation) and Indigenous Long-Term Participant Development.  Mentors and associate mentors will also hone their facilitation skills as they relate to Collective Impact and Continuous Improvement (Kaizen).

2020 Intake Application - OPEN

Deadline for submission is January 31, 2020.

Click here to download the Physical Literacy for Communities- BC Initiative application materials.

Informational Webinar

To support those applicant communities who are interested in submitting an application for the 2020 intake, Sport for Life will be hosting two informational webinars to review the project details and answer any questions.

Community Selections

Since the launch of the project in March 2018, Sport for Life has overseen the recruitment and selection of 21 applicants (from 37 applications) serving a total of 88 communities across all five health authority regions in British Columbia.

 

Selected communities from the 2018 Intake are:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected communities from the 2019 Intake will be added soon!

What is Physical literacy?

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