Physical Literacy

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Defining ‘Physical Literacy’

“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life”

To read more about Canada’s Physical Literacy consensus statement, click here.



For more information and resources on physical literacy, visit Active For Life and Canadian Sport For Life.


For more information about physical activity please visit ParticipACTION.

ParticipACTION and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador are working together, with support from Recreation NL, to inspire families to make physical activity a higher priority in daily life.