Port Coquitlam has been selected as one of nine B.C. communities to take part in the province-wide Physical Literacy for Communities–British Columbia initiative. The aim of this initiative, which is supported by the Active People, Active Places, BC Physical Activity Strategy and delivered by the Sport for Life Society, is to increase the physical activity levels of Port Coquitlam residents by working with local partners from health, education, recreation, sport and the media sectors in advocating physical literacy.
The Physical Literacy for Communities–British Columbia initiative is a cross-sectoral collaboration enabling health, education, recreation, sport and other stakeholders to work together in promoting quality physical literacy experiences. This project, funded by the Ministry of Health through the Sport for Life Society and led by POCO Active, will look to enrich and build capacity in Port Coquitlam around the delivery of physical literacy programming. Join us for our initial meeting where the initiative will be introduced.
The objective of Physical Literacy for Communities–British Columbia is to educate and activate local decision makers, build capacity by training leaders, and create the environment to develop physical literacy in multiple settings and sectors resulting in a positive impact on community health and well-being. This initiative provides targeted funding of up to $50,000 over a two-year period, along with mentorship and support toward the collaborative design and multi-sector development of physical literacy. The key phases of the initiative are Educate, Train, and Mentor.