Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life

The Aboriginal Sports Circle of the NWT, in partnership with SportNorth and the Mackenzie Recreation Association, is excited to offer the Sport for Life Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life workshop in the NWT for the very first time!


What: Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life

When: Saturday, December 8th

Where: Yellowknife


We encourage recreation leaders, teachers, volunteers, coaches, and all other interested individuals to apply from anywhere in the NWT.


The Aboriginal Communities: Active for Life resource and accompanying full-day workshop were created with guidance from Indigenous leaders throughout the country, with the purpose of inspiring community leaders looking for culturally tailored resources that act as a vehicle toward individual and community holistic development.

The resource and workshop supports these individual champions as they embark on a journey to develop sustainable quality sport and physical activity programs, build collaborative relationships, and re-engage their community members into active and healthy lifestyles. The resource provides participants with:

  • An understanding of the importance of physical activity, and an introduction to the concept of physical literacy, which is the development of movement skills, confidence to participate, and motivation and enjoyment to be Active for Life!
  • A feeling of empowerment to support and deliver quality sport and physical literacy enriched programs in their communities
  • Tools, resources, and action plans to help get their communities more active

The Sport for Life SocietyCoaching Association of Canada, and HIGH FIVE® have come together to support recreation leaders, coaches, and others in becoming a Physical Literacy Instructor.

The Physical Literacy Instructor Program is a blended e-learning and in-person training experience that provides the opportunity for an individual to become a recognized Physical Literacy Instructor. The purpose of the four training modules is to equip front-line physical activity workers with the ability to design and deliver quality programs which effectively enhance the development of physical literacy. Upon completion of the Physical Literacy Instructor Program, participants will be able to recognize, use, and implement quality physical activity programs which support the development of physical literacy.

In addition, participants will have the opportunity to take the Sport for Life Quality Physical Literacy Experiences (QPLE) workshop on December 9th. QPLE is the 4th and final module of the Sport for Life Physical Literacy Instructor Certificate. Participants will need to have High Five: PHCD, NCCP: Fundamental Movement Skills, and the online module completed before attending. If you do not have the pre-requisites and would like to participate, we can do our best to help you take these courses prior to December 9th.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the form below before November 23rd so that we can help you with applying for travel costs.



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Established in 1999, ASCNWT was created through a national consensus-building process in response to the need for more accessible and equitable sport and recreation opportunities for Aboriginal peoples across the Northwest Territories.

We believe that all Aboriginal people in the NWT should have the opportunity to participate in sport and recreational activities at a level of involvement they find meaningful and valuable.