Physical Literacy and all Abilities Enhanced Online Course

Developed by PHE Canada, this resource provides theory and practice for physical activity leaders to promote fundamental movement skills in an effective and interactive manner for people of all abilities.

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.

Translations of Physical Literacy Resources

Active for Life helps Canadians raise active kids who love to move. At Activeforlife.com, parents, educators, and coaches will find fun activities, inspiring articles, and free resources to get kids active, healthy, and happy.

This resource offers physical literacy materials in several languages including French, Punjabi, Tagalog, and more.

The Greater Victoria Collaborative for Adapted Sport and Physical Activity

One Ability provides listings for adaptive and inclusive sports and physical activity programs in the Greater Victoria area. One Ability’s Training and Resources List also offers training programs aimed at leaders and care providers so they can provide inclusive services. The group also provides opportunities for program funding.

We Belong: A How-To Guide

We Belong: A How-To Guide aims to provide recreational leaders, coaches, educators and facilitators practical tools to help newcomer youth feel welcomed and included in physical activity settings. 

This resource is provided by Physical and Health Education (PHE) Canada

How can I create a more active community?

This resource from BC Healthy Communities shows how local governments and community leaders can help make active living accessible, equitable and achievable in their communities and neighbourhoods.

Fraser Health Community Planning Tool

This document from Fraser Health offers a health equity lens for community organizations when planning their programs to ensure no one in the community is excluded in initiatives.

 

PlanH Active Communities Tool

This tool is a conversation starter for local government staff looking for efficient and clear processes to successfully implement healthy community policies. Use it to help guide decision-making as you work towards a healthier community for all.

Active Communities Action Guide

The Active Communities Action Guide offers ideas and resources for local governments to develop more opportunities for their communities to be active in their daily lives.

Choose to Move: Get Active

Choose to Move has links that lead to specific concerns an individual may have. There are sections for focusing on strength, balance, flexibility, as well as taking care of bone and joint health, among others. The activities are easy to follow and encourage at-home movement anytime and from anywhere in the province.

Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada

Sport for Life for All Newcomers to Canada provides examples of how recreation leaders, organizations and educators can welcome new Canadians of all ages into their physical activity spaces. It provides examples of barriers for newcomers, how to address those barriers, as well as an action plan for inclusion. 

Newcomer Sport Program final report infographic

This report shows sport and recreation leaders some factors or barriers that new Canadians face when it comes to physical activity enrolment, what can be done to take down those barriers, and the positive effects of physical activity and connection on new residents. 

This resource is provided by Sport for Life.

Coaching Certification & Leadership Training

This training program is centred on Indigenous experiences and how coaches, sport, recreation and club leaders, and educators can incorporate traditional history, culture and teachings into sport and how this can create more inclusive physical activity spaces for Indigenous participants.

Aim2Be

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.

FitNation Home Workout Series

The I·SPARC FitNation Home Workout Series consists of 8 home workouts designed for Indigenous participants of all ages and abilities. Throw on your workout gear, grab a water bottle, find a safe, open space, and follow along to our YouTube videos!

Healthy Together @ Home

Healthy Together @ Home is a fun, free, weekly program for parents and caregivers with toddlers and children. Each session includes a learning activity, cooking activity and physical activity that encourages and promotes living a healthy lifestyle & wellness.

Healthy Together Facilitator Online Training

Become a Healthy Together certified facilitator by taking the online facilitator training. You'll receive access to all materials and facilitator resources and curriculum which is ready to implement, including posters, handouts and recipes.

Toolkit for Developing and Influencing Physical Activity Policy

The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) created a toolkit for developing and influencing physical activity policy. After 15 years of supporting physical activity promoters across Ontario, PARC has ceased its service on March 31, 2018. PARC, The Centre of Excellence for Physical Activity Promotion was managed by OPHEA.

Inclusive Physical Literacy Webinar

This webinar delivered by Andrea Carey of OneAbility introduced the concept of inclusive Physical Literacy, including how to offer inclusive programming and how to plan intentionally for inclusive programming and how to provide a supportive and welcoming environment for a person with a disability.

Some Ideas On How To Adapt Activities

This infographic is part of a series of posters that create inclusion, raise awareness, promote and educate the public on active living and disabilities.

OneAbility List of Inclusive Resources

 A list of resources and links to adaptive programs and facilities in the Greater Victoria area in British Columbia, Canada. Most of the links contain instructional videos demonstrating how an activity can be adapted from OneAbility. 

 

 

Video Library - Wheeling Physical Literacy

Let's Play has a collection of 36 short videos demonstrating different physical literacy and other skills for wheelchair users. 

 

 

Modifications and Adaptations

Let's Play offers these easy adaptations (for equipment, skills, rules and facilities) to common games and activities familiar to children. You will see how quickly activities you currently use can be made inclusive for everyone. 

 

 

Simon Says

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play.

 

 

Shark

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play. 

 

 

Relay Races

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play. 

 

 

Rapid Fire

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play. 

 

 

Pass and Roll

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play. 

Pass and Catch

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities from Let's Play. 

 

 

Partner Passing (Hockey)

An accessible and participatory game to play with children to help them develop coordination and movement skills while having fun and being physically active. Easily modified and adapted for children with disabilities with Let's Play.