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Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2017

Event Date: Sep 22, 2017

“Everybody, Everywhere, Every Day”

Staff at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will have an opportunity to develop their physical literacy at an annual summit at Redeemer University College on Friday, September 22nd. Sponsored by Sport Hamilton, the Ontario Physical Literacy Summit brings together parents, teachers, coaches, instructors and program providers for a one-day information exchange to build knowledge and enhance skills.

Physical literacy has been a key focus at the HWCDSB for the past number of years. The Board has partnered with various community agencies to develop a strategy aimed at developing students’ physical literacy and skills. A vital component of this strategy is providing professional development opportunities for staff, including this annual Ontario Physical Literacy Summit.

In addition to workshops, teachers and staff will hear from keynote speakers:

· Dr. Dean Kriellaars, a Physical Literacy expert and faculty member at the College of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Physical Therapy, University of Manitoba.

· Dr. John Cairney, a professor with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, research director for Sport for Life, and current President for the North American Society for Paediatric Exercise Medicine.

· Dr. Colin Higgs, a physical literacy, long term athlete development and sport biomechanics expert as well as a member of the Sport for Life leadership team.

· Brandy Tanenbaum, Program Co-Ordinator, Office of Injury Prevention, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Center, Toronto.

The day will kick off with a “Hamilton Moves” project announcement. The “Hamilton Moves” initiative – a partnership between the HWCDSB, City of Hamilton, Sport Hamilton, Public Health Services and Sport for Life – will train over 2,000 staff and volunteers in delivering effective physical activity and quality sports programs using a physical literacy approach. Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the “Make Hamilton Move” project will deliver key messaging about the importance of physical literacy to all stakeholders, including parents/caretakers, recreational leaders, teachers, coaches and health practitioners.

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Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2017