Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

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Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement was recently released at the International Physical Literacy Conference in Vancouver, BC on June 13, 2015. The Consensus Statement, featuring 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, confi dence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”

The definition of physical literacy includes four essential and interconnected elements whose relative importance may change throughout life: Motivation and confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding and engagement in physical activities for life.

For more information see the handout below:

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