Edmonton Sport Council Survey
The Edmonton Sport Council is currently attempting to identify the major issues affecting the Edmonton sport and active recreation community. We would appreciate 5 minutes of your time to fill out this survey.
ESC Director Recruitment
In preparation for the 2019 Annual General Meeting, the Edmonton Sport Council's Nominations Committee is seeking "Expressions of Interest" from individuals who are interested in serving as a volunteer Director of the Edmonton Sport Council. Click here for further information.
New Resource: Coaching Kids of All Abilities
Based on research by the Canadian Disability Participation Project (CDPP), the majority of people living with a disability do not participate in sufficient sport and exercise to achieve health benefits. Further research conducted by the CDPP determined that low sport and exercise participation rates and high dropout rates are largely due to the absence of experiencing quality participation. Coaching Kids of All Abilities is a collection of online programs that teaches coaches and youth activity leaders how to create inclusive environments in order to facilitate a positive first sport and recreation experience for youth of all abilities.
Charitable Gaming Review
In early 2019, Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis (AGLC) started a review of the province's charitable gaming model. This review will help inform decisions about how the model can be updated and strengthened to ensure that Albertans and their communities benefit from charitable gaming proceeds. The first phase of the review is targeted at licensed organizations to enable AGLC to better understand the main issues important to them. It will begin in January 2019 and include an online survey along with consultation with regional stakeholder working groups throughout the province.
Canadian kids need to move more to boost their brain health
According to ParticipACTION, all kids deserve to thrive in mind and body. But in order for them to reach their full mental, emotional and intellectual potential, their bodies have to move to get the wheels in their brains turning.
While Canadian kids received a "B+" for Sleep and a "B" for organized sport, other marks included a "D+" for Physical Literacy, a "D" in Physical Fitness, and an "F" for 24-Hour Movement Behaviours which resulted in a "D" for overall physical activity. Review the highlight report card or the full report card, and the experts' statement on Physical Activity and Brain Health in Children and Youth.
LGBTQI2S Inclusion in Sport
Much of sport is organized by sex or gender; however, not every athlete fits into or identifies with the binary of male and female. Creating welcoming, inclusive teams for the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans-identified, queer, intersex and two spirited community and allies is new territory for many sport organizations. Go to LGBTQI2S for quality resources.
Quality sport doesn't just happen, but occurs through intentional preparation. Sport New Zealand believes that quality sport, opportunities and experiences are vital to enrich and inspire the lives of young people by creating a lifelong love of sport. To this end, they have developed a great graphic of Young People's Quality Indicators. Sport for Life identifies that quality sport and physical activity are achieved when the right people do the right thing at the right time. Their ideas are presented in a Quality Sport Checklist. Together, these two resources enable all organizations to advance quality sport. How's your organization doing?
New Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada Resource
The Sport for Life Society has published the Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada resource, through support from Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. Newcomers to Canada come with a unique inventory of sport and movement skills and, like all Canadians, require an individualized approach to enhance their own level of physical literacy through quality, stage-appropriate experiences. This resource is a guide developed for organizations, highlighting possible solutions to barriers and opportunities to support newcomers in sport and physical activity.
Automotive Insurance and Sport Organizations: Why you need to be informed
The Sport and Law Strategy Group has just released a very insightful blog regarding automobile insurance that should be read by every sport volunteer, employee and board member. Find it @ http://ow.ly/fdXN30hetqQ
Live Active: A Collaborative Strategy for Active Living, Active Recreation, and Sport in Edmonton 2016-2026
The Live Active Strategy was developed through extensive consultations over the past 2 years including representatives from active living, active recreation, sport and multi-sector organizations, and the general public. On Tuesday November 29, Edmonton City Council approved the Strategy. The Executive Summary is available here.
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