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Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2018

Event Date: Sep 21, 2018

“Moving Up through all the ages and stages”

Staff at the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board will have an opportunity to develop their physical literacy at an annual summit at Redeemer University College on Friday, September 21. Sponsored by Sport Hamilton, the Ontario Physical Literacy Summit brings together parents, teachers, coaches, instructors and program providers for a one-day information exchange to build knowledge and enhance skills.

Physical literacy has been a key focus at the HWCDSB for the past number of years. The Board has partnered with various community agencies to develop a strategy aimed at developing students’ physical literacy and skills. A vital component of this strategy is providing professional development opportunities for staff, including this annual Ontario Physical Literacy Summit.

In addition to workshops, teachers and staff will hear from keynote speakers:

Brandy Tanenbaum is a certified risk manager and works as an Injury Prevention Program Coordinator at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
Dr. John Cairney is a physical literacy, motor development, paediatric exercise and mental health expert. He is currently a professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Dr. Ian Pike is a Professor of Pediatrics at UBC; Investigator and Co-Lead of the Evidence to Innovation Research Theme at the Research Institute at BC Children’s Hospital; Director of the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, and Co-executive Director, The Community Against Preventable Injuries.
Dr. James Mandigo was appointed Vice Provost for Enrolment Management and International on May 1, 2016. Prior to his appointment, James served as Interim Dean for the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences from 2013 – 2015, Associate Dean from 2012 – 2013, and Co-Director for the Centre for Healthy Development from 2005 – 2012. James also holds a faculty appointment as a Full Professor in the Department of Kinesiology within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Summit 2018 takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

For more information or to register, please visit

“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”
~ International Physical Literacy Association, May, 2014

Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2018