Physical Literacy Consensus Statement
Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement was released at the International Physical Literacy Conference this June 13, 2015. The Consensus Statement, including a definition of Physical Literacy, was developed by a group of experts with input and support from over 1300 individuals interested and working in the area of physical literacy from across Canada.
Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.
The statement include 4 interconnected elements:
- motivation and confidence,
- physical competence,
- knowledge and understanding. and
- engagement in physical activity for life
The principles for physical literacy are:
- is an inclusive concept accessible to all,
- represents a unique journey for each individual,
- can be cultivated and enjoyed through a range of experiences in different environments and contexts,
- needs to be valued and nurtured throughout life, and
- contributes to the development of the whole person.
You can read the whole Physical Literacy Consensus Statement by clicking here.
- Canadian Sports for Life
- The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)
- The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO)
- Canadian Active After School Partnership
- National Coaches Association
- Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)
- Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health
- Active for Life
- Ophea – Inclusion resources
- Ophea – physical literacy teaching tools