Physical Literacy Is Inclusive
As members of the Physical Literacy Leadership Team at Play in Peel, we value the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual well-being of all individuals, and especially of our children who deserve educational experiences that allow them to develop and foster their health and well-being.
We believe that inclusive physical activity programs enrich communities, reduce inequalities, decrease isolation, and increase connections between people and across cultures. To achieve these collective benefits, we want to create opportunities for children to succeed in their physical activity pursuits regardless of ancestry, culture, ethnicity, gender expression, gender identity, language, physical or intellectual ability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic status or other factors. We want to ensure our professional development sessions and physical activity programs align with I.D.E.A. principles.
By providing all children with opportunities to improve their physical literacy and develop fundamental movement skills, we are laying a strong foundation on which their future health will be built. Ensuring children are confident, competent, knowledgeable, motivated and engaged movers for life will help to create happy, healthy communities in Peel in which children and families enjoy better health outcomes.
We support I.D.E.A. Principles in Promoting Physical Literacy
Inclusion is when people have both the feeling and reality of belonging and opportunities to achieve their full potential.
SOME OF OUR RESOURCES DESIGNED TO FOSTER INCLUSIVITY:
- Sport for Life for all Newcomers to Canada
- Image: The development of Physical Literacy abilities like agility and balance reduces the risk of injury from accidents and falls
- Image: Physical Literacy is part of a spectrum of essential life skills people need to live healthy lives
- Image: Physical Literacy skills can still be developed later on in life