Sport for Life Leaders School 2017

A new kind of leadership for a new kind of Canadian sport

Sport for Life Leaders School (SLS) is entering its fifth year in 2017, and has proven to be a catalyst for learning, growth, and the creation of exciting new projects. The concept is simple: support the personal learning and development of community leaders as they integrate Sport for Life, Long-Term Athlete Development, and Physical Literacy into their communities.

Over a one year span, SLS participants will plan, launch, and lead individual community projects, guided and mentored by members of the Sport for Life team. Each month, SLS will convene for an online seminar conducted by leading Canadian sport and community development experts. Participants will take the opportunity to discuss, share, and explore ideas and progress on their projects. At the end of the year, the record of each project will become a new contribution to the knowledge of how to advance Sport for Life.

Seminar Content

Seminars will present a range of topics of interest to community sport and physical activity leaders. The content will be based on physical literacy, Sport for Life Long-Term Athlete Development Framework, and community development, with a focus on implications for community sport and practical implementation. Some 2016 seminars included:

1. How Change Happens in Organizations 2. A Community Approach to Physical Literacy
3. Foundations of Physical Literacy 4. Aligning Canadian Sport
5. Sport for Inclusion and Development 6. The Future of Sport for Life

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Who can apply?

The SLS is open to anyone with the desire and ability to become a Sport for Life Leader and make an ongoing contribution to the Canadian Sport for Life Movement. Applicants present a resume and a brief but detailed overview of the proposed project. The SLS participant is the leader of the project in the community, and he or she, either independently or with the support of sponsoring community organizations, provides resources to complete the project. Applications will be assessed based on the quality of the proposed community project, the background of the applicant, and his or her capacity to carry out the project and participate fully in SLS activities. 

Applications for the 2017 Sport for Life Leaders School (SLS) are now being accepted. Applications must be received by November 30, 2016.