Physical literacy video wins award

Coach/Teacher, Participant/Parent

January 21, 2020

Our video on physical literacy has received national recognition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Human Development, and Youth Health (IHDCYH) for the 2019 IHDCYH Talks Video Competition!

The video was developed using an integrated knowledge translation approach with key stakeholders and end users including injury prevention researchers, practitioners, a physical literacy expert, and an athletic therapist. It is one of four videos created for Active & Safe Central (A&S).

The video includes practical examples of skill-based activities and connects these activities to overall health and development. Structured and unstructured activities promote fundamental movement skills among children and youth, and encourage mobility, balance, strength, and independence among adults.

“We’re excited that CIHR has chosen to highlight our video on physical literacy for the 2019 Health Talks competition,” said Dr. Shelina Babul, Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist for the BCIRPU. “We hope that this recognition helps to promote safe physical activity for people of all ages.”

Read more on the BCIRPU website

Watch the video on YouTube