Indigenous Communities: Active for Life

The community is the first place that everyone experiences physical activity and sport. Sport for Life provides the framework to ensure these experiences are positive and sets the stage for a lifelong relationship with quality sport and physical activity. Indigenous Communities: Active for Life is a culturally tailored resource that has been developed by Sport for Life Society and the Aboriginal Sport Circle, with input from many Indigenous sport and physical activity leaders across the country. It is designed for Indigenous community members, such as parents, elders, educators, recreation leaders, and coaches, who value being active as a vehicle to the holistic development and well-being of both the individual and the community. The resource and accompanying full-day workshop supports these individual champions as they seek to develop quality sport and physical activity programs and build collaborative relationships across community members in a journey towards building an active, healthy, and engaged community. The resource provides participants with:

  • An understanding of the importance of physical activity and an introduction to the concept of physical literacy, which is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge, and understanding to value and take responsibility to be active for life.
  • A feeling of empowerment to support and deliver quality sport and physical activity and programs in their community.
  • Tools, resources, and action plans to help get their communities active.
  • A sense of how they are connected to a bigger picture.
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