With increasing interest in physical literacy among various stakeholders, there have been many developments in advancing its promotion through a proliferation of initiatives. Excitement around the emergence of this concept has also led to a variety of definitions, and sometimes a misuse of the term by using it interchangeably with ‘physical activity’, ‘physical education’, ‘fundamental movement skills’ or ‘motor skill development’. Consultation with sector leaders in Canada revealed that a common definition was needed and desired. A uniform definition with consistent language would provide clarity for the development of policy, practice and research.
This Statement aims to:
Promote the value of physical literacy and preserve the integrity of the concept;