Active living in Kingston Ontario

Discover Physical Literacy in Kingston!

What’s New!

Kingston Gets Active Month Every April and September

KGA Month is your chance to try as many new sports, active challenges and physical activity workshops as you want for FREE! Click here to find out more!

Successful Funding to Support a More Active Community

Kingston Gets Active and partners are pleased to announce successful funding from the Ontario Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport—the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund.  We are also proud recipients of a RBC Learn to Play Project grant, which is funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION.  These one-year projects will support Kingston residents in becoming and staying physically active for life.  There will be project-funded events, programming and training opportunities. Check our website for more information!

Become A Kingston Gets Active Ambassador!

Want to make a difference in our community?  Become a KGA ambassador!  Our ambassadors attend community events, and deliver presentations and resources about physical activity.  New this year, volunteers will receive special training in Physical Literacy, allowing them to work with community sport organizations and other groups, showing them how to ensure that all of our children are physically literate.  For more information contact the KGA coordinator.

Past workshops in Kingston include:

Community Physical Literacy Workshop in Kingston–December, 2016

Play for Life Summit Nov. 7, 2014

On November 7th, 2014, CS4L Kingston hosted a PLAY for Life Summit.  This one day conference gathered 300 individuals from all sectors (sport, health, recreation, caregiving, and education).  It was an informative and exciting day.

Physical Literacy was the Topic of Town Hall Nov, 2013

On Nov. 7, 2013, Kingston’s Sport, Education, Recreation and Health, providers along with local physical literacy Champions gathered to learn more about physical literacy and Canadian Sport for Life Kingston. This Town Hall kick-started our city-wide strategy which was inspired by best practices from all over Canada.

What’s Happening with Physical Literacy in Kingston?

Inspired by best-practices from all over Canada, “Creating CS4L (Canadian Sports for Life) capacity in Kingston” will increase opportunities for sport & recreation participation, implement physical literacy in sport & recreation activity as a foundation for lifelong participation, and strengthen the community sport and recreation sector by building capacity.

This project will support Kingston residents in becoming and staying physically active in Kingston through education, cross-sectoral engagement, leadership development, and program review, with a focus on the Active Start, Fundamentals, Learn to Train and Active for Life CS4L stages.

Discover Physical Literacy Here…

Experts agree that physical literacy is just as important as reading, writing and arithmetic!

Physical literacy comes from developing a wide variety of fundamental movement skills such as hopping, skipping, throwing, catching and jumping. It builds the confidence to continue being physically active and provides the foundation for achievement in sport.


Regular physical activity is connected to better health, positive self-image, better school grades and improved social well-being in general.

Organizations across Kingston are working together to ensure that all children get the right start in sport, school and life. We will be using Canadian Sport For Life (CS4L) as a framework for our activation strategy.

Learn more about programs and opportunities that help develop physical literacy.

At Home

*Check out some easy and fun activities you can do at home and find out what is happening locally right here on

At School or With Your Day Care Providers

* Talk to your child’s teacher, coach or caregiver about physical literacy

With Your Sport Organization or Coach

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Find Places to Get Active

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KGA Month

Free activities all month long!

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Grades 5 & 9 ActivPass

Use your student card for FREE access to recreation facilities across Kingston and area!

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Become a Volunteer Ambassador

Do you want to inspire others to be active? Do you have a desire to contribute to your community?

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Find fun activities and resources to get young children active at home!

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Pedometer Lending Program

Walk your way to fitness!

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Discover Phyical Literacy

Did you know that physical literacy is as important as reading, writing and arithmetic?

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News about events and activities in and around Kingston!

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