Our Vision

Our Vision is to be a physically literate, active, and inclusive community.

Our Mission is to:

  • Be able to create connections between various stakeholders in each community who can help provide information, share resources and direction on physical literacy.
  • Educate and promote physical literacy for all ages to encourage active for life.
  • Assist teachers, coaches and instructors in delivering quality programming for our young and old.
  • Engage the communities to learn about physical literacy and the impact and benefits of mental and physical health.
  • Encourage families to be more active and explore the communities they live in.

Example of milestones


  • Co-host a Sport Summit (Shipyards area or similar location; registration through the Sport Council)
  • Update and modernize the Sport Council
  • Open up ‘Community Day’ for North Van families (e.g. hosted at Table Tennis Club)
  • Offer a month of Table Tennis for all (or a playday)
  • Initiatives through North Van football and North Van Floorball


  • Offer S4L/PL courses to staff, and extend to other sectors
  • In-house PL training for Rec staff
  • ‘Summer Awesome’ event to showcase PL stuff this summer


  • Host joint PL101 session…to build PL awareness through activity
  • Revive the ‘Move More North Shore’ initiative
  • Create PL circuit(s) in North Van (including stencils in schools and rec centres)
  • Focus on inclusivity and accessibility activities
  • Provide a list of PL-related books to the Chronic Disease team


  • More activities like the Feb 7th event
  • Activate at the ‘Summer Awesome’ event
  • PL training for teachers

Municipality and City Planning

  • Pursue ‘Healthiest Small City’ initiative (create a milestone and a policy)
  • Use local spaces more wisely (e.g. improved activation of Shipyards space)
  • Equipment and outdoor play parks (talk to Parks and Rec

 Start date

June 20, 2019

Project reach

North Vancouver, Squamish Nation

Lead organization

Vancouver Coastal Health

Community partners / stakeholders

  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • City of North Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver
  • School District 44
  • North Vancouver Recreation Commission
  • North Shore Disability Resource Centre
  • Capilano University
  • BC Floorball
  • North Shore Table Tennis
  • North Shore Girls Soccer Club
  • North Vancouver Soccer Club
  • Squamish Nation

Sectors represented

For more information contact, Jo-Anne Burleigh at jo-anne.burleigh@vch.ca.