The Champions for Life physical literacy program is complementary to the school’s physical education program and is meant to give children more opportunities to support the learning that takes place in physical education classes as mandated by the ministry of education. The program does not replace or substitute the learning that would normally take place in a physical education class taught by a physical education teacher.
Through fun games and activities, the children develop fundamental movement skills such as jumping, running, throwing and catching. This is part of developing physical literacy, the competence, confidence, and motivation to move and be physically active for all the health benefits it brings today and for tomorrow.
Thanks to our generous partners and donors, we offer a fully funded program to a certain number of low socioeconomic schools where the children are most in need of opportunities to learn and participate in physical activities. We also provide the curriculum and support for any school that has the resources to deliver the program at cost.
If you would like more information or would like to participate in the program, please fill out the form below and we will be back in touch with you as soon as possible.
Please feel free to download the Champions for Life 2018-19 Presentation to share with your school’s governing board or with your peers.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board
Lester B. Pearson School Board
LaSalle Elementary School
Verdun Elementary School
Allion Elementary School
Springdale Elementary School
Maple Grove Elementary School
Riverview Elementary School
Children’s World Academy
St. Charles Elementary School
English Montreal School Board
Western Quebec School Board
Conseil d’éducation des Premières Nations
Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin
Commission scolaire de Laval
Commission scolaire des Rives du Saguenay
Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
Commission scolaire de la région de Sherbrooke
Commission scolaire des Draveurs
Commission scolaire du Chemin-du-Roy
Commission scolaire de Charlevoix
Commission scolaire de l’Énergie
Commission scolaire de Montréal
École de la Petite-Bourgogne
École des Cinq-Continents
École des Nations
Commission scolaire des bois Francs
Commission scolaire de la Capitale
Commission scolaire de la Vallée des Tisserands
Eastern Township School Board
Commission scolaire de la Seigneurie des Mille Iles
OF SCHOOLS IN QUEBEC
are rated highest on the low socioeconomic index scale.
OF CHILDREN IN CANADA
are overweight or obese. The rate of obesity has almost doubled for children 6-11 from 1978 to 2004.
OF CHILDREN AGES 3-4
in Canada reach the recommended 180 minutes of physical activity of all intensity per day.
OF CHILDREN 5-11 IN CANADA
reach the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity per day. This number drops to 4% for girls 12-17.
OF CHILDREN ATTENDING DAYCARE
in low socioeconomic areas are considered vulnerable (health, social development, affective maturity, etc.) compared to 24% in more well-off neighborhoods.
Our mission is to help 5-8 year old children develop physical literacy by acquiring a variety of fundamental movement skills. We especially offer programs in low-socioeconomic schools.