Resources

Coaching Nova Scotia is a new portal dedicated to providing information about the training, education and development of coaches across the province. Every child involved in sport in Nova Scotia will benefit from the guidence of a coach/leader/instructor that has been trained or certified appropriately and this site aims to provide information and links to enable coaches to reach this goal.

Thrive is about a healthier Nova Scotia…for kids, for families, for all of us. It’s a movement that’s bringing Nova Scotians together to reshape our future. Thrive inspires, informs and supports everyone making the smart choices today, so our kids have a healthier, happier tomorrow.

Children and youth are hard-wired to play, move, and expend their bountiful energy. Certain built environments, technologies, policies, cultural trends, and societal values are counteracting such youthful nature. Active Kids Healthy Kids (AKHK) is an action plan for government and non-government organizations to help kids be active healthy kids.

Keeping Pace is designed to help keep Nova Scotians up-to-date on the physical activity and eating habits of Nova Scotia’s young people.

Antigonish Kid’s Corner is designed to provide you with a listing of local kid’s sports and activities. It is organized by seasons and contains a printable calendar to make your planning easier.

The Canadian Sport Centre Atlantic (CSCA) promotes excellence in sport by supporting high performance athletes and coaches training and living in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming.

The Canadian Paralympic Committee (“the CPC”) is a non-profit, private organisation with 43 member sports organisations. The CPC is responsible for creating an optimal environment for high-performance Canadian Paralympic Athletes to compete and win in the Paralympic and Parapan American Games, and by promoting their success, inspire all Canadians with a disability to get involved in sport.

Active for Life: There’s a revolution going on in kids’ sport. Research shows there’s a right way and a right time to develop the fundamental movement skills and fundamental sport skills that benefit kids for their whole lives. Just as important, we’ve learned that by making the process fun for kids, they will stay active and have greater chances to become top-level athletes.

ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sport participation in Canada. Through leadership in communications, capacity building and knowledge exchange, we inspire and support Canadians to move more. ParticipACTION’s vision is to work with its partners to ensure a Canadian society where people are the most physically active on earth.

The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) provides leadership and education, and builds capacity to foster equitable support, diverse opportunities and positive experiences for girls and women in sport and physical activity.

SunSafe Nova Scotia believes a sun safety policy is important to protect children, youth and sport/recreation leaders from the potential dangers of too much sun exposure. The evidence shows that policy and education programs in recreation settings can change sun safety behavior – particularly “covering up” behavior.