“I CAN PLAY!” (Initiating Community Sport Access through Physical Literacy and Active Play)

Canadian children are currently not meeting the daily amount of physical activity recommended to reduce their risk for negative health outcomes. The RA Centre in Ottawa, Ontario has the resources to offer various sport opportunities to children and recognizes the need to develop programs that are developmentally appropriate and accessible for children with lower physical skill and confidence levels. This study will: a) provide leaders in sport and recreation with quick and assessments to identify and understand the additional needs of children of various abilities; b) evaluate a multi-sport program designed to help children develop fundamental movement skills and encourage future participation in sport; and c) teach staff at the RA Centre how to assess their programs using physical literacy tests.

Angelica Blais
Faculty Supervisor: 
Patricia Longmuir
Partner University: