Environmental Scan Checklist

A PDF or online assessment tool developed by The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association to measure the extent to which a municipality or organization or team is

Guide to Ride

PHE Canada developed a resource that can help teachers and other physical activity educators teach children in grades 4, 5 and 6 to promote safe cycling. Each grade contains 10 lesson plans and is aimed at creating an appreciation and understanding of the benefits of cycling. 


Same Game

Canadian Women & Sport/Femme et Sport au Canada developed the Same Game toolkit, which provides sports organizations and leaders a step-by-step guide on enacting gender equity in their activities, organizations, and leadership.

Gender Equity Temperature Check

This assessment tool from Canadian Women & Sport is designed to help organizations and groups perform a quick internal review of their gender equity practices. Achieving gender equity is a journey, and assessing practices at your organization is the first step to making sport and physical activity better for everyone.

Return to School 2021: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new normal and a new reality for many families, children and students. This resource, developed by PHE Canada, is designed to help educators and activity leaders create equitable, diverse and inclusive spaces and facilities.

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals – For Children with Physical Disabilities

Developed by PHE Canada, this book provides theory and practice for physical activity leaders to promote fundamental movement skills in an effective and interactive manner for children with physical disabilities. The resource offers best practices for inclusion and adaptations.

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages – For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities

Developed by PHE Canada, this book provides theory and practice for physical activity leaders to promote fundamental movement skills in an effective and interactive manner for children with developmental and/or behavioural differences. The resource offers best practices for inclusion and adaptations.

Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamental Stages Featuring Indigenous Peoples Games – 2nd Edition

PHE Canada’s book on fundamental movement skills features descriptions and photographs of fundamental movement skills, practical and specific teaching tips to help physical activity leaders and educators in developing fundamental movement skills and physical literacy in children.

Is your physical & health education class inclusive & inviting for all girls?

PHE Canada’s short infographic poster is a short checklist evaluation on if your class, physical activity or recreational space is inclusive for all girls of all ages and abilities or not. The goal is to create awareness and help educators and leaders foster supportive sport environments for girls and young women.

Engaging Girls and Young Women

Sport participation rates for female students decline as they get older, starting as early as grade 4, which is why PHE Canada developed this resource to help educators, and recreation and activity leaders identify best practices when it comes to engaging girls and young women in sport.

Is your physical & health education class inclusive and supportive for transgender, non-binary & Two-Spirit students?

PHE Canada developed this short evaluation checklist for organizations, classrooms, and physical education classes to help activity leaders and educators develop strategies to create more inclusive and supportive spaces for gender-diverse students and athletes.

2SLGBTQ+ Inclusion in school-based physical activity programs

Developed by PHE Canada, this guidebook is designed to help educators and youth activity leaders support 2SLGBTQ+ students and create welcoming spaces for them in sport and physical activity spaces.

Supporting Gender and Sexually Diverse Students

PHE Canada worked with professors, researchers and youth allies to develop and recommend strategies that will help educators and leaders to embed inclusive programming practices to support gender and sexually diverse learners.

Celebrating Muslim Women in Sport

Hijabi Ballers was developed to help coaches, recreation and sport leaders make physical activity spaces and activities inclusive of Muslim female athletes.

She Plays infographic

viaSport's She Plays infographic provides leaders and groups a guide on how to create sport and physical activity experiences that take into consideration girls’ backgrounds, knowledge, and the barriers they may face when it comes to sport participation.

Inclusive Playgrounds Resource

The Canadian Disability Participation project developed this resource, which is intended for any group or individual concerned with inclusion and accessibility in playgrounds. The resource provides recommendations for those working to create play spaces for people of all ages and abilities.

Cultural Awareness in Youth Sport

This training course from Sport for Life explores the concept of culture and provides sport leaders and recreation leaders practical ways to model cultural awareness to youth athletes.

This resource is provided by Sport for Life.

High Five

High Five is a training program for organizations with the goal of creating inclusive and positive spaces for children. Participating organizations and leaders learn how to create welcoming recreation experiences for children ages 4 to 12 and ensure that they thrive in physical activity spaces.


Aim2Be is a fun, free healthy living app for Canadian families that works for those who actively use it. One small step at a time, families work together to level up to a healthier and happier life. There’s an app for parents and an app for kids 10+ years.

Vulnerable Populations

BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) offers this free course introducing staff, leaders, programmers on how to create and deliver recreation programs to all children, especially from vulnerable populations and how best to address the larger issues.

Access for All

This checklist and guide created by DASH BC includes strategies, tips, and programming examples to make physical activity inclusive for all.



Jooay App

Jooay is a free app that helps children with disabilities and their families locate leisure opportunities that are close to where they are, accessible, suit their needs and abilities, match their preferences and can help them develop and participate in society.

Be Inspired – Canadians with Disabilities Tell Their Stories of Physical Activity, Sport and Recreation

The vision of The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is a society where every person in Canada, regardless of background or ability, has the opportunity to be active and healthy across their lifespan. These collected stories exemplify 5 key principles: Quality of Life, Empowerment, Community, Equal Access, Respect and Dignity.

On Guard Against Diabetes

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability created a resource for those persons with a disability and diabetes and considerations in staying physical active.



The Ability Toolkit

The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability and Partners created a resource for Parents, Care Providers and others based on the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (ages 5-17) adapted for youth with disabilities.



Let’s Play Toolkit - Inclusive Play for Children with Physical Disabilities

The Let’s Play Toolkit is a resource for educators, recreation leaders and coaches designed to support the development of physical literacy so that children with physical disabilities can confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers.



Equity & Inclusion Lens Snapshot – Youth

This Snapshot created by the City for All Women Initiative was used to inform the work developed and implemented in their Equity and Inclusion Lens Handbook. This Snapshot highlights the multiple barriers and inequities that youth face, while also elaborating on the need for safe spaces, access to services and support systems.

Advancing Equity & Inclusion - A Guide for Municipalities

This guide created by City for All Women Initiative and Partners, addresses inequities in resources, access and power which cost our communities and organizations socially and financially.

Equity & Inclusion Lens Handbook

This interactive tool created by the City for All Women Initiative and City of Ottawa, is to help users address systemic barriers and inequities people face and create a positive, respectful services representative of the community. This handbook is for everyone.



Gender Equality Policy

This policy and checklist created by Right to Play explicitly supports gender equality and the principles expressed in the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).