Jaime Neefs, a kinesiology graduate and child life specialist, can almost always be found on a soccer field. Turf or grass, she's out there using her 20+ years playing experience to coach and referee youngsters just starting out. Besides soccer, Jaime enjoys running, road tripping, and adding bacon to every recipe. Follow Jaime on Twitter, @_JaimeNeefs.
Safety hacks for kids’ active play

Safety hacks for kids’ active play

From parking lots to playgrounds, children will play anywhere they get the chance. They can’t help it—play is part of kids’ DNA. It’s important for parents to keep kids safe and coach them on how to assess the risks around them. This challenge is made easier by sharing little “hacks” that set age-appropriate limits for children … Continued

Investigation Unit established to address abuse and harassment allegations in sport

Investigation Unit established to address abuse and harassment allegations in sport

Through its commitment to ensuring an abuse-free workplace and sporting environment, the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada (SDRCC) has launched an Investigation Unit to assist federally funded sport organizations in handling complaints and allegations. As part of the pilot project, independent and qualified professionals are available on a voluntary and fee-for-service basis to provide third-party … Continued

World Health Organization releases new guidelines on screen time and sedentary behaviour for children under five

World Health Organization releases new guidelines on screen time and sedentary behaviour for children under five

The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on “physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under five years of age.” Specifically, it provides recommendations for sedentary screen time, suggesting no more than one hour per day for children ages two to four. The guidelines were developed by a WHO panel of experts … Continued

New abuse-reporting hotline promotes safe sport

New abuse-reporting hotline promotes safe sport

The Canadian Sport Helpline is a new initiative to ensure that all Canadians participating in sport can do so in a safe and welcoming environment, regardless of the role they play. Safe sport is everyone’s responsibility, and the national toll-free helpline offers assistance to victims and witnesses of harassment, abuse, discrimination, and bullying. In its … Continued

How to bring adventure to your local park

How to bring adventure to your local park

“Back when we were kids…” Do you ever catch yourself telling stories to children about how play used to be? The freedom and friendships of the outdoors, and playing all day until the lights came on, were staples of childhood. It seems like forever since that kind of free play lived in neighbourhoods, and according … Continued

Sun safety tips for active families

Sun safety tips for active families

The long days and warm nights of summer make playing outside a breeze, and there are so many ways families can have fun outdoors together. But playing in the summer sun doesn’t come without risks. It’s important for kids to have fun while: Sun safety is for everyone, and teaching your child to be “sun … Continued

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