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Move to Play Activity Resource
Updated September 15, 2021

This resource contains physical literacy and FUNdamental Movement Skills games and activities for children ages 6-12 in a recreation or community program setting.

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Movement in the Classroom Activity Resources
Updated September 8, 2021

Movement in the Classroom supports student learning through movement boosts, cross-curricular activities and self-regulation. Check out the resources attached to help you implement activities in your classroom!

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MOVE to Play Report Card
Updated September 3, 2021

A movement guide to inform parents of the wide range of Fundamantal Movement Skills their child is practicing. Leaders can fill out which skills in the checklist that the child practiced during the program, progress notes and next steps.

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MOVE to Play Framework
Updated September 3, 2021

The MOVE to Play framework is an evidence-based resource to guide recreation and community programmers to develop quality physical literacy and sport based programs. It provides best practices and tools to under four key areas:

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Movement in the Gym Activity Resources
Updated September 3, 2021

Movement in the gym supports educators in delivering physical literacy and fundamental movement skills (FMS) through quality physical education classes. Check out the resources attached for activities to implement in the gym!

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Movement in the Halls Activities
Updated September 3, 2021

Movement in the Halls provides activities for students who may need a movement boost to get the wiggles out or bring their energy up! Posters can be placed in the hallway, the gym, or in the classroom!

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Movement at Home
Updated September 3, 2021

The MOVE to Learn at Home program offers movement activities with minimal equipment that parents can do with their children at home. It includes:

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Fundamental Movement Skills Activity Manual
Updated September 3, 2021

This manual contains over 150 games for Fundamental Movement Skills that can be played in the gym, outside or at the recreation centre!

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Concussion Information - SportMed BC
Updated July 7, 2021

SportMed BC provides general information, management, workshops and resources on concussion. To learn more about SportMed BC, click here.

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Play Safe: Physical Literacy and Injury Prevention Guide for Leaders
Updated July 7, 2021

This guide by Sport for Life is intended to introduce the coach, parent, volunteer, administrator, leader or official to the basic concepts of injury risk reduction in sport and physical activity through the use of injury prevention and risk management tools and practices.

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HEADS UP to Parents – Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Updated July 7, 2021

Resources for parents to recognize, respond, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury during play and sports. 

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Concussion in Sport Resources Toolkit – The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC)
Updated July 7, 2021

SIRC’s concussion toolkit provides information including pre-season planning, educational materials, and sport-specific protocols for concussion. To learn more about The Sport Information Resource Centre (SIRC), click here.

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Statement on Concussion Baseline Testing in Canada – Parachute Canada
Updated July 7, 2021

The statement help informs Canadian sport stakeholders (including athletes, parents, coaches, officials, teachers, trainers and licensed healthcare professionals) on the role of concussion baseline testing for Canadian youth and adult athletes in supplement to the Canadian...

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The 7R’s of Concussion Management Tool
Updated July 7, 2021

This guide outlines the process to management injury before a concussion occurs, when it is suspected and once it is diagnosed. 

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4 Characteristics of a Good Concussion Clinic
Updated July 7, 2021

This guide by the Canadian Concussion Collaborative (CCC) helps those with persistent symptoms of a concussion to identify a good concussion clinic and get help.

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Coaches Association of Canada – Making Head Way Concussion eLearning Series
Updated July 7, 2021

The Making Head Way eLearning module will cover: what to do to prevent concussions, how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a concussion, what to do when you suspect an athlete has a concussion, and return to play and return to learn protocols.

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Criminal Record Checks for Volunteer – Government of British Columbia
Updated July 7, 2021

Visit the Government of British Columbia’s website to find out how the Criminal Records Review Act (CRRA) may impact your organization and how the Criminal Records Review Program (CRRP) can assist the screening process of volunteers.

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Coaches Game Plan: Guidelines to Creating a Safer Environment
Updated July 7, 2021

This guideline is developed as part of the SportSafe initiative of the sport branch of the Government of British Columbia for coaches to recognize their roles in creating a safer environment for all.

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Buddy Check for Jesse
Updated July 7, 2021

Buddy Check for Jesse’s resource page focus on information regarding youth, sport and mental health and wellness that are available for access.

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Coaches Association of Canada - Mental Health in Sport
Updated July 7, 2021

The Mental Health in Sport module aims to educate coaches about mental health to empower them to effectively play a role in supporting the well-being of the participants in their sport program, while also supporting their own mental health. 

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Respect in Sport - Program Leader Training
Updated July 7, 2021

The Respect in Sport Activity Leader/ Coach Program educates youth leaders, coaches, officials and participants (14-years and up) to recognize, understand and respond to issues of bullying, abuse, harassment and discrimination (BAHD).

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Responsible Coaching Movement (RCM)
Updated June 14, 2021

The RCM is a multi-phase movement that affects all sport organizations and coaches across Canada.

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Respect In Sport – Parent Empowerment
Updated June 14, 2021

One of the most common reasons coaches, managers, officials and athletes of all ages cite for leaving sport is unacceptable parent behaviour.

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CCTT Concussion Tool Kits – Educators
Updated June 14, 2021

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a program designed to provide school professionals and administrators with the information they need to take an evidence-based approach in responding to and managing concussion.

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Return to Sport Tool - Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)
Updated June 14, 2021

This tool is a guideline for managing an individual’s return to sport following a concussion and does not replace medical advice. View the resource here.

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Return to School Strategy – Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT)
Updated June 14, 2021

This tool is a guideline for managing a student’s return to school following a concussion and does not replace medical advice. View the resource here.

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Active and Safe Central
Updated May 27, 2021

Active & Safe Central is an all new interactive resource with numerous videos and resrouces about common injuries and risk factors so you can learn about how to prevent injury in over 40 sports. 

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Non-Binary Inclusion in Sport
Updated May 27, 2021

A booklet that highlights the important issues that sport, and society more generally, should attend to. Challenges and ways to address them are outlines and the aim is to provide a resource to help accessibility for non-binary people and people of all genders.

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Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches
Updated May 27, 2021

Interested in hosting a workshop that provides sport leaders, coaches, athletes, and officials with an understanding of how LGBTQphobia can hurt your organization?

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Safe Sport Research Summary Report
Updated May 27, 2021

The Safe Sport Summary Report is part of a multi-step process to mobilize, build collective leadership and implement safe sport initiatives and solutions across the province of B.C.

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Ready Set Coach: Supporting Children with ASD in Community Recreation
Updated May 27, 2021

This one day recorded event is for recreation instructors and coaches who want to understand how to teach kids with autism in swimming lessons, skating programs, soccer programs, fitness instruction, and other community recreation activities.

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Disability Inclusion in Canada’s Coach Education System (Summary)
Updated May 27, 2021

A summary of findings from a study completed by researchers, working with Coach Educators, on disability inclusion within Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP).

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Disability Inclusion in Canada’s Coach Education System (Full Report)
Updated May 26, 2021

Researchers, working with Coach Educators completed a study examining disability inclusion within Canada’s National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). This report focusing on the visibility, content and structure of the NCCP materials and resources is now available.

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Zoom Training for Coach Developers
Updated May 26, 2021

Information and best practices on facilitating Online Delivery of NCCP Courses. This resource helps to give facilitators and evaluators the tools needed to deliver live, interactive and high quality NCCP courses using the Zoom platform.

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LGBTQI2S Coach Guide
Updated May 26, 2021

This resource is designed to help coaches create safe spaces for their participants, specifically those who identify as LGBTQI2S.

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Rural and Remote Programming Tips
Updated May 6, 2021

This resources explains some of the barriers to physical activity that rural, remote, and Indigenous communities are facing during COVID-19 and promising strategies that can be used to help mitigate these barriers and increase daily physical activity in these areas.

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Accessibility Audit Tool
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is designed to assist you in determining the overall accessibility of your current programing. You can also use this tool as a guide to support you in the development of quality accessible programming for your organization.

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Creating Inclusive Environments
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is intended to provide recommendations to sport organizations seeking to create more inclusive environments for athletes, administrators, coaches, officials and volunteers on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

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Collecting Gender Identity Information
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is intended to provide guidance to sport organizations collecting data related to gender identity. Organizations are encouraged to use this resource as a guide to making changes within data collection practices.

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Trans Athlete Inclusion Guidelines
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is intended to provide guidance and support to sport organizations looking to create, revise, or update their policy related to trans athlete participation.

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LGBTQI2S Inclusion Readiness Resource
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is intended to provide direction to sport organizations seeking to create more inclusive environments for anyone who interacts with your organization.

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Adopting Inclusive Policy Language
Updated May 6, 2021

This resource is intended to provide support to organizations interested in making the language of their organization’s policies and procedures more inclusive to all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

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Engaging Newcomer Women and Girls Handbook
Updated May 6, 2021

: This handbook outlines key considerations and provides recommendations ground in best practice so newcomer women  and girls can engage better in sport and physical activity.

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Mental Health and Substance Abuse Support Guide for Parents and Caregivers
Updated May 6, 2021

A guide developed by Victoria Child and Youth Mental Health and Substance Use Local Action Team to assist parents and caregivers gain a better understanding of mental health and substance abuse.

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Female Coach Mentorship Model
Updated March 3, 2021

The Female Coach Mentorship Model is a sustainable model of mentorship for female coaches who are interested in developing their skills. This model is the outcome of a two-year pilot project and is contained in three guides: a Mentor Guide, a Sport Administrator Guide, and...

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Safe Sport Addressing Abuse and Harassment
Updated January 25, 2021

Take a look at the in-depth findings of our ethnographic research report.

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NCCP Delivery in BC Orientation Tool
Updated January 25, 2021

This resource was created to assist with onboarding new staff to the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP). It provides an overview of the model, training and certification, maintenance of certification, coach developers, the locker, and quality assurance.

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Hijabi Ballers Toolkit
Updated November 17, 2020

This resources is designed to equip coaches, clubs and athletes with tools to improve awareness and strengthen inclusive practices that will lead to quality experiences for female Muslim participants in sport.

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Run Jump Throw Wheel
Updated November 6, 2020

This program teaches the FUNdamental movements skills of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling (for children in wheelchairs) using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges.

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NSO Risk Management Project
Updated October 28, 2020

The Risk Management Project is a multi-year initiative designed to help enhance the effectiveness of decision-making among sport leaders using a consistent, sport-specific, and integrated risk management process.

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Board Governance: Succession Planning by Volleyball Canada
Updated October 28, 2020

After reviewing a number of on-line resources, Volleyball Canada created a customized approach to succession planning for their board of directors.

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Better Board Kit
Updated October 28, 2020

The Better Board Kit is a 3-step process to help your organization’s board members ensure that they know their responsibilities, are prepared to act on them, and that your board works as a team to plan and accomplish the organization’s goals.

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Non-Profit Board Recruitment
Updated October 28, 2020

This document will provide you with some tips on what to include in a non-profit board's recruitment package, which you would give to prospective board members.

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Board of Directors Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
Updated October 28, 2020

A tool for improving the governance practices of non-profit organizations.

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Volunteer Agreement Template
Updated October 28, 2020

Volunteer agreements can be used to outline the expectations and responsibilities of the volunteer.

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Staff Recruitment Guide
Updated October 26, 2020

This guide to recruitment and selection of staff will provide:

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New Employee Onboarding Checklist
Updated October 26, 2020

Sample checklist for employee orientation

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Performance Management Guide
Updated October 26, 2020

Guide for people leaders in monitoring an employee's performance and conducting and performance review.

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Human Resources Manual
Updated October 26, 2020

Template human resources policy manual for sport organizations operating in Canada.

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Coaches Association of Canada – Creating a Safer Environment
Updated October 26, 2020

These guidelines and exercises have been created by leaders in the sport and recreation field to help coaches and their athletes get the most from their coaching by participating in a physically and emotionally safe environment.

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Coaches Association of Canada – Implementing the Rule of Two
Updated October 26, 2020

Webinar that explains key stakeholders in the sports sector’s role in the Responsible Coaching Movement and best practices in keeping children safe in sport. As well, the webinar highlights some the ways coaches can and should be protected within the sport system.

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Canadian Centre for Child Protection
Updated October 26, 2020

 Commit to Kids: An Introduction to Safeguarding Children from Sexual Abuse is for individuals who work with children looking for introductory level information on child sexual abuse, or those looking to refresh their knowledge on the topic.

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Commit to Kids – Program Leader Training
Updated October 26, 2020

Commit to Kids (C2K) is a program of the Canadian Centre for Child Protection. It is a step-by-step program that helps child-serving organizations create safe environments for the kids in their care.

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Safe Sport - At A Glance
Updated October 26, 2020

The purpose of this program in B.C. is to eradicate abuse and harassment in sport, and to promote a positive, inclusive and respectful environment for all sport participants, at every level of participation.

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Becoming Para-Ready
Updated October 26, 2020

The Para Ready Resource was developed as a guide to provide sport coaches and club administrators with the resources, confidence, and tools that they need to be adequately prepared for integrating individuals experiencing disability into mainstream sport programs.

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Same Game Toolkit
Updated October 26, 2020

Same Game is a step by step online toolkit created by Canadian Women & Sport in collaboration with Brock University’s Centre for Sport and Capacity.

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Tips for Creating an Inclusive Locker Room | By You Can Play
Updated October 20, 2020

A short PDF with quick tips for nurturing an inclusive team culture.

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Sport Nutrition for Parents of Young Athletes
Updated October 15, 2020

This resource from SportMedBC includes a number of tips for parents of young athletes looking to provide nutritious meals and snacks for their children. View the resource here.

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Active for Life Toolkits
Updated October 15, 2020

A series of resources for parents as well as sport professionals (educators, coaches, sport club members, etc.) looking to provide increased physical literacy in their programming. View the resource here.

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8 ways to make your website more inclusive and accessible
Updated October 13, 2020

This is a presentation by Dr. Tim Konoval and Dr. Danielle Peers from the University of Alberta. Due to the rise of technology, websites are often the first point of contact with the public, with most individuals experiencing disability getting their sport programming...

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Parachute Concussion Collection
Updated September 24, 2020

A list of professional resources on the topic of concussion prevention, symptoms and treatment for schools, sport organizations and health professionals. Access the resource here.

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CCTT Concussion Tool Kits – Coaches
Updated September 24, 2020

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a program designed to provide coaches with the information they need to provide evidence-based care for their athletes who have sustained a concussion. View the resource here.

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CCTT Concussion Tool Kits – Parents
Updated September 24, 2020

The Concussion Awareness Training Tool (CATT) is a program designed to provide parents or caregivers with the information they need to take an evidence-based approach in responding to and managing concussion.

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CCTT Concussion Tool Kits - Players
Updated September 24, 2020

A collection of resources for players educating on the basics of concussions, links to incident reports and recommendations on when/how to return to play post-concussion. View the resource here.

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She Belongs: Building Social Connection for Lasting Participation in Sport
Updated September 24, 2020

This resource is designed for coaches who are ready to intentionally support equitable sport.

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Keeping Girls in Sport
Updated September 24, 2020

Keeping Girls in Sport is an online resource that helps coaches and youth activity leaders to create safe and respectful environments for female athletes. View the resource here.

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Raising Active Girls
Updated September 24, 2020

A collection of articles about girls and physical literacy , girls and physical activity, and girls and sport. View the resource here.

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Sex and Gender Diversity
Updated September 24, 2020

A collection of resources that focus on creating safe and inclusive environments for trans athletes and athletes with differences in sexual development. View the resource here.

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We Are Sport: LGBTQI2S Inclusion
Updated September 24, 2020

This workshop provides sport leaders, including coaches, athletes, officials, with the opportunity to understand what LGBTQphobia is and how it can hurt their organization.

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Gender Equity Self Assessment Tool for Sport Clubs and P/TSO's
Updated September 24, 2020

This self–assessment tool is designed for use by community sport clubs and Provincial/Territorial Sport Organizations to assess whether their programs, services and facilities meet an acceptable standard of gender equity.

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Aboriginal Cultural Relations Module
Updated September 16, 2020

This module provides an overview of the diversities found in aboriginal peoples across British Columbia and is designed to help mainstream sports become more inclusive and welcoming using the wisdom of aboriginal culture.

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Guide to Assessing Gender Equity in School Sports
Updated September 16, 2020

A guide to help parents, students and coaches understand how to become their own advocates for change in the realm of gender equity and inclusion in sport. View the resource here.

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Women on Boards
Updated September 16, 2020

An organization-focused workshop that delivers an understanding of how to create an inclusive board culture, the value of having women on your board and strategies to assist in overcoming challenges and recruiting more women.

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No Accidental Champions
Updated September 15, 2020

This resource is a supplement to Canadian Sport for Life (Resource paper for the able-bodied Long-Term Athlete Development Model) which is concentrated on the additional factors that need to be considered when working with athletes with a disability.

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Let's Play Toolkit
Updated September 15, 2020

The Let’s Play Toolkit is a resource for educators, recreation leaders and coaches designed to support the development of physical literacy so that children with physical disabilities can confidently participate in play, sport and physical education with their peers.

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Event Hosting
Updated July 20, 2020

This module provides a checklist for sport event hosting, as well as great tips for boosting your online ticket sales.

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Take it Up a Notch
Updated July 20, 2020

This module provides fun and creative ways to showcase highlights, film interviews, write sports blogs, and how to turn your “likes” into dollars.

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10 Tips for getting the media's attention
Updated July 20, 2020

You’ve uncovered newsworthy stories within your organization and used them to create engaging, well-written press releases. So why isn’t the press returning your calls? In this module, we’ve assembled the top 10 tips for getting the media’s attention.

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Ten tips to Blast off with e-blasts
Updated July 20, 2020

It’s time to introduce you to the newsletter’s shorter, nimbler cousin: the e-blast. Given that 122 billion emails are sent per hour, however, many e-blasts get lost in the shuffle. To create e-blasts that get opened, try these 10 tips.

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13 tips for giving a great media interview
Updated July 20, 2020

If you’re not used to receiving media attention, being interviewed can be a nerve-wracking process. We’ve assembled 13 great interview tips to help you promote your sport and tell your story more effectively.

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Six ways to grow your sport organization's email list
Updated July 20, 2020

Even the most engaged email lists still lose 20 – 30% of subscribers per year. In this module, we’ll share six tips to help you increase your email list and keep your subscribers hanging on your every word.

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Prevention and Resolution Framework
Updated July 20, 2020

viaSport has developed a Dispute Prevention and Resolution Framework in partnership with the SDRCC for use by the sport sector in British Columbia.

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Canadian Concussion Guidelines
Updated July 20, 2020

As part of a national project to harmonize concussion guidelines and protocols, Parachute Canada led the development of the Canadian Concussion Guidelines.

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Access Sport Hub
Updated July 20, 2020

viaSport’s Access Sport Hub (ASH) is a chatbot tool for people to find, share, and connect to inclusive and adaptive sport and recreation programs that meet their needs across BC.

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How to communicate parasport Opportunities
Updated July 20, 2020

This resource was generated with findings from the Level the Field: Disability Inclusion in Sport research project with members of disability communities in B.C.

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Top 10 ways to improve your organization's newsletter
Updated July 20, 2020

If your sports organization is like most, you have an online newsletter. Before that, you probably had a print newsletter. Of all the communications genres, newsletters often get the least amount of thought and planning simply because they’ve been around for so long.

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Media monitoring
Updated July 20, 2020

It’s happened to every sports communicator: a friend or family member contacts you to say that he or she saw your sports team on the news. The only problem: you had no idea the story was running. 

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Eleven common press release mistakes
Updated July 20, 2020

A well-written press release is a key element of any media strategy. We’ve uncovered 11 easy-to-remedy press release mistakes that may be keeping your sports organization out of the spotlight.

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Seven tips to Improve your SEO
Updated July 20, 2020

This module will help you write more successfully for the web and teach you how to employ basic SEO (search engine optimization) techniques to make your writing appeal to both living human beings and Google’s search engine robots.

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Finding newsworthy stories within your sport organization
Updated July 20, 2020

In this module, we’ll help you identify the stories that will catch the media’s attention and share tips on how to find them within your organization.

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How to write an engaging sports article
Updated July 20, 2020

This module will teach you the nuts and bolts of writing an effective sports article, whether it will be published in a newsletter, on a website, or in a media kit.

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Creating a Communications Action Plan Part 2
Updated July 20, 2020

Now, it’s time to put the pieces together! Using the knowledge you gained from Part 1, distill all of the data you’ve collected into a useable communications action plan.

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Creating a Communications Action Plan Part 1
Updated July 20, 2020

Do you have a communications plan? In the first of a two-part series, we’ll make communications planning easy by walking you through the process step-by-step.

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Planning and Policy
Updated July 20, 2020

This module provides B.C. sport communicators with guidance for curating an organizational voice online, improving social media etiquette, policy, and safety, as well as how to handle a social media controversy.

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Creating Content
Updated July 20, 2020

This resource was curated with the goal of elevating B.C. sport brands online through tips and tricks for boosting creativity, maximizing time, storytelling, creating “shareable” content, video creation, and memes!

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Expand your reach
Updated July 20, 2020

This resource was curated to help sport communicators in B.C. to enhance their online presence and impact with tips for increasing followers, building a strong communications network, athlete/coach/volunteer recruitment, as well as engaging partners/sponsors and the media.

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101 Series
Updated July 20, 2020

The Social Media 101 Series is a toolkit for sport communicators that is intended to help B.C. sport organizations, clubs, and other sport-related organizations navigate the confusing and rapidly evolving world of social media.

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Getting Started Tool Kit
Updated July 20, 2020

This resource is intended to help PSO’s and Clubs navigate the evolving landscape of social media in a practical, easy to understand, way.

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