Sport for Life in Alberta

Alberta Sport Connection is committed to supporting and providing lifelong physical activity opportunities for Albertans through coordination at the provincial and national levels.

We believe in promoting physical literacy, which emphasizes fundamental sport and movement skills for children that will pave the way for a lifetime of involvement in sport and physical activity.


Physical Literacy

Alberta Sport Connection is very pleased to support the advancement of physical literacy in Alberta by building cross-sectoral partnerships. See below for more.

LTAD Lunches

Alberta Sport Connection is committed to providing continued support to our PSOs and MSOs in their work towards LTAD implementation. Alberta Sport Connection is also very pleased to support the advancement of physical literacy in Alberta by building cross-sectoral partnerships and implementing effective initiatives that benefit athlete development and lifelong participation in physical activity.

LTAD Lunches are currently scheduled for the first Wednesday of the month from September to December. Please try to join us in person, however a virtual option with conference call dial in will be made available as well.

Next LTAD Lunch: September 6th – Guest Presentation by the Canadian Association for Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Actvity (CAAWS)

More details and resources will be available closer to September.

Virtual Meeting Details:
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM MDT

Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. 

You can also dial in using your phone. 
Canada: +1 (647) 497-9373

Access Code: 174-211-733 

First GoToMeeting? Try a test session:


Tuesdays at Percy Page – Fall 2017

Alberta Sport Connection welcomes Provincial Sport Organizations, Disability Sport Organizations, and Multi-Sport Service Organizations to participate in this year’s “Tuesdays at Percy Page”!  Dr. Vicki Harber will meet with individuals to support the advancement of their Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) pathway, share learnings and facilitate networking or partnerships to build a better sport system. Below is a list of topics that have helped sport organizations learn more about LTAD and its implementation:

  • What is quality sport?
  • How can we develop leadership among girls and women in sport?
  • What do we need to know to design effective athlete development programs?
  • Is our current competition format “meaningful”?
  • How can we engage parents of young athletes?

Regular hours at Percy Page have been scheduled for September through December (see below).  One hour time slots can be booked to discuss the identified topics or other aspects of LTAD.  If you wish to book a time, please click the following link to schedule your appointment in person, by Skype or phone.


The dates and times for the Fall 2017 are:

September 19 (9-noon)

September 26 (9-noon)

October 10 (9-noon)

October 24 (9-noon)

November 4 (9-noon)

November 21 (9-noon)

December 5 (9-noon)

Sport encourages personal development, reduces stress and improves physical and mental health.

Physical Literacy

Click the PLAY button!

Created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by Alberta Sport Connection to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.



To build on the momentum created from regional PLAY (Physical Literacy And You) Groups, Physical Literacy Connect ( was created to bring together champions from across the province. Find and join your local PLAY group online, share and learn in the Wiki, pose a question in the Q&A, communicate with other members, share and RSVP to upcoming events, and share stories of great work happening to advance physical literacy in your community!



On April 5, 2017, physical literacy experts and advocates met to discuss physical literacy in Alberta. Below is a recording of some of the discussion, and some follow-up resources from the session.


Advancing Physical Literacy in Alberta: Continuing the Conversation – PDF from a March 2016 meeting to provide context.

Priorities Poster – PDF outlining priorities, next steps, and commitments.

Continuing the Conversation – April 2017 Summary Notes – PDF with summary from the April 5th session.


For more information contact:

Dr. Vicki Harber, S4L Coordinator

Leah Wiens, Sport Director at the Repsol Sports Center