This workshop outlines the barriers that those who are New to Canada may face in their participation in sport, and then provides examples of solutions and opportunities that exist, as well as promising practices of work being done across Canada to develop or improve programs.


According to statistics, approximately 40,000 people a month arrived in Canada throughout 2021 and 2022 from all over the world. Some of them were students, others were immigrants or temporary foreign workers, and an increasing number were refugees from countries such as Ukraine, Afghanistan and Syria. With this complex new social reality comes both opportunity and challenge, which is why Sport for Life has chosen to offer this workshop.


Completion of the Welcome to Canada: Engaging New to Canada Participants in Sport and Physical Activity eLearning is a prerequisite to participation in this workshop.


Who should attend? Sport leaders, coaches, municipal recreation leaders, PTSOs, funders and everyone committed to working together to make physical activity and sport more enjoyable, accessible and safer spaces for New to Canada Participants.


Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the implications of immigration status on quality sport and physical literacy.
  • Examine the importance of fostering a partnership so that those who are new feel included.
  • Describe the difference between overcoming a barrier and dismantling a barrier for those who are new.
  • Identify an attainable action plan for your operating context


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Available times and locations

Date: 3 Apr 2023
Time: 09:30 To 11:30 PDT

Location: Virtual - Zoom (PST), Not Applicable
Instructors: Kabir Hosein

Contact name: Shelley Roddie

Please note this workshop is by invitation only. 


Price: $ 0.00

Seats remaining: 19