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Physical Literacy NWT


Physical Literacy NWT is committed to improving activity levels and building community engagement for all its territorial residents.

It is important to note that a person’s physical literacy reflects their environment, culture and world. It is a holistic concept, involving physical, social, emotional, cognitive and spiritual dimensions (can we say elements or core elements).

Physical Literacy is a holistic concept that involves the following 4 core elements:

  • Physical
    • Building fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills in a variety of environments (on the ground in the air, on the snow and ice, in and on the water).
  • Social
    • Helping children and participants make and maintain healthy relationships with teammates, sport staff, coaches and volunteers. 
  • Emotional
    • Helping participants manage emotions, nerves and anxieties. 
  • Cognitive
    • Supporting leadership, decision making and problem solving. 
  • Spiritual
    Engaging in sports can be a profound and personal experience, allowing for self-discovery, personal growth, and a strong sense of connection.

No one element is more important than the other – all must exist together.

Mission – 

Getting northern communities active by/through collaboration, education and a human first approach. 

  • Collaboration and Community Engagement
  • Training and Education
  • Safe and Inclusive Communities or Human first approach