Physical Literacy

Physical Literacy: 

Is the development of fundamental movement and sport skills necessary to build confidence and competence for moving in a wide range of situations. Physically literate children and youth develop abilities, interests and values that enable them to be active for life. The Yukon Physical Literacy Project (Project) aligns with national and territorial priorities that recognize the contribution of physical literacy to health and well-being.

Funded through the Sport Bilateral and Yukon Northern Wellness Project, the Physical Literacy Project has concluded its fifth year. Activities implemented by the Yukon Physical Literacy Coordinator achieve outcomes associated with three strategic objectives.

1. Strengthening Community Support for Physical Literacy

2. Developing Physically Literate Children and Youth

3. Promotion and Awareness


Hands up for Physical Literacy – Introduction to Physical & Health Literacy Video


Motivation and Confidence (Affective)

Motivation and confidence refers to an individual’s enthusiasm for, enjoyment of,  and self-assurance in adopting physical activity as an integral part of life.

Physical Competence (Physical)

Physical competence refers to an individual’s ability to develop movement skills and patterns, and the capacity to experience a variety of movement intensities and duration’s. Enhanced physical competence enables an individual to participate in a wide range of physical activities and settings.

Knowledge and Understanding (Cognitive)

Knowledge and understanding includes the ability to identify and express the essential qualities that influence movement, understand the health benefits of an active lifestyle, and appreciate appropriate safety features associated with physical activity in a variety of settings and physical environments.

Engagement in Physical Activities for Life (Behavioural)

Engagement in physical activities for life refers to an individual taking personal responsibility for physical literacy by freely choosing to be active on a regular basis. This involves prioritizing and sustaining involvement in a range of meaningful and personally challenging activities, as an integral part of one’s lifestyle.

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Canadian Sport for Life – Physical Literacy 

Canadian Sport for Life – Quality Sport Programs


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