Through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) led a series of webinars on physical literacy and the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy.

Physical Literacy Assessment 101

The goal of this session is to provide attendees with an overview of physical literacy and introduce the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Attendees will be provided with a brief history of how the CAPL was developed and why it is a valid and reliable assessment of physical literacy for children 8 to 12 years of age. Attendees will also learn the benefits of using the CAPL within their program, including how assessment results can enhance program delivery.

A Practitioner’s Guide to Doing the CAPL

During this interactive session, attendees will be provided with an in-depth description of the CAPL domains (Daily behaviour, Physical Competence, Knowledge and Understanding, and Motivation and Confidence) and learn how to administer each of the CAPL protocols. Attendees will learn the ins and outs of how the CAPL can easily integrate into their existing programs.

The Obstacle Course Advanced Skill Development

One of the CAPL protocols used within the Physical Competence domain is an obstacle course that assesses a child’s fundamental, complex and combined movement skills. This session will use a hands-on approach to teach attendees how to administer, score and interpret the CAPL obstacle course.

What Do My Physical Literacy Assessment Results Mean?

It is important for leaders, parents, and children to be able to interpret the results of the CAPL assessment. During this session, attendees will be taken through the CAPL website step-by-step and learn how to calculate and summarize assessment results. After this session, attendees will understand what the CAPL assessment results mean for the child and programme provision.

Putting Physical Literacy within REACH (Recreation, Education, Allied health, Coaching, Healthcare)

Sometimes it may be easier to screen the children in their program for physical literacy deficits and only use the CAPL with children who are struggling on their physical literacy journey. During this interactive session, attendees will learn how to administer quick and easy physical literacy screening tasks that, in less than five minutes, will enable leaders to identify the children who are most like to be struggling on their physical literacy journey.