SCHEDULE

DEHCHO PHYSICAL LITERACY CONFERENCE

February 22, 2022 – Day 1

9:00Conference’s Opening
9:15Address by Mr. Shane Thompson– Minister of Environment and Natural Resources
– Minister of Lands
– Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs
– Minister Responsible for Youth
Member Nahendeh
9:20Keynote 
10:00Break
10:15Physical Literacy in the NWT (Best Practices) / Why Physical Activity is Important for Indigenous Youth (Research/Policy) Ms. Beth Hudson
Dehcho First Nations
11:15PANEL: Table tennis training for hockey goalies: An evaluation of a pilot program designed to enhance reaction time and hand-eye coordinationDr. Veronica Allan
Ms. Jessica VanOverbeek
Mr. Thorsten Gohl
Mr. Kyle Kugler
SIRC
Mackenzie Recreation Association
Table Tennis North
Hockey NWT
12:00Break – Photo exhibitMs. Stephanie WoodworthPh.D. CandidateEnvironment, Community, and Health Lab (ECoH Lab)Department of Geography, Environment, and GeomaticsUniversity of Ottawa
12:30Understanding the Grades – Presenting the findings of the ParticipACTION Children and Youth Report Card. Dr. Leigh Vanderloo
Mr. Ken Zolotar
ParticipACTION
13:00Ever Active Schools supports for growing Physical Literacy in School Communities Mr. Scott BaileyEver Active Schools
13:30Physical Literacy and Inclusion

Ms. Sarah GallsworthySG Consulting / Seneca College
14:30Break
14:45Academy for Student-Athlete Development: Creating Equitable Access to Sport ParticipationMrs. Kelly KasperAbilities Centre
15:10The stories of creative movement ideas Dr. Veronique RichardNational Circus School
16:00Connecting through Community-Based LearningMrs. Caroline SparksRecreation North 
16:30Conclusion

February 23, 2022 – Day 2

9:00Conference’s Opening
9:05Welcome by Mr. Michael McLeodMembers of Parliament Northwest Territories
9:20NWT Multisport in the Virtual SpaceMs. Wren Acorn
Ms. Gracie Brennan
Sport North Multi Sport athletes
10:00Break
10:15Making Physical Literacy FUN in Early Childhood Recreation Programs
Ms. Jen Goeres
Mr. Caelan Lloyd
WordPLAY Consulting Inc.
11:00Physical Literacy Through Dance: Discover the Joy of Movement! Ms. Megan Ferris
Canada’s National Ballet School
11:20Bringing Ringette Back to the NorthMrs. Erin van GulikRingette Canada
11:40Judo in the DDEC School SystemMr. Joshua HagenNWT Judo Association
12:00Building Resiliency with BOKS Mrs. Lauren HutchisonBOKS Canada
12:30Break (30min)
13:00Developing Physical Literacy as a CommunityMr. Drew MitchellSport For Life Society
14:00A Holistic Approach to Physical Literacy: Developing Allyship in today‚Äôs environment of Truth and Reconciliation. Creating a comfort level for stronger cross-cultural engagement.Mr. Greg HenhawkMohawk of the Bear Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River 
15:00Conclusion