Canada’s Physical Literacy Consensus Statement

In recent years, various stakeholders have engaged in activities to promote and develop physical literacy. Excitement around the 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”. In a broad consultation, sector leaders in Canada suggested that a common definition with consistent language was needed to provide clarity for the development of policy, practice and research.