Call for 2016 CS4L National Summit Abstract Submissions

Jun 29, 2015

Victoria, BC – The Sport for Life Society is seeking leaders from across the sport, recreation, education and health sectors to share their innovative work, research and/or findings at the 2016 Canadian Sport for Life National Summit. The Summit takes place in Gatineau, Quebec from January 26 through 28. 

The Summit brings together leaders who work to enhance the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada and abroad. The Sport for Life Society recognizes that quality sport and physical activity offer rich benefits to Canadian society through improved health, stronger communities, higher sporting achievement, and stronger national identity. By improving sport, Sport for Life Society aims to improve the lives of all Canadians.

The theme for this year’s Summit is “Resiliency by Design” – the concept of durability, including anticipating and planning for challenges in order to bounce-back even stronger than before, in both sport and life. Summit delegates will hear about durability and resiliency from across the sectors, and how they can use these findings to influence their own work. As in previous years, the presentation types featured will include individual sessions ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, panel sessions of three to four people discussing a common theme for 75 to 90 minutes, and “Citius Vocems” (Latin for “faster talk”) where presenters have four minutes to deliver their message in a modified version of the rapid-fire style Pecha Kutcha presentations.

To submit an abstract, visit: Abstracts will be accepted until July 5. Early bird registration for the Summit will open September 1.


About Sport for Life Society:

The Sport for Life Society is recognized as the national experts on CS4L, Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD), and Physical Literacy Development. CS4L is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada by linking sport, education, recreation and health, and aligning community, provincial, and national programming. LTAD is a seven-stage training, competition and recovery pathway guiding an individual’s experience in sport and physical activity from infancy through all phases of adulthood.