IFP is a two-stage program (QuickStart and Give it a Try) for participants to engage in inclusive and fun sport, game and fitness sessions with the support of knowledgeable instructors and a personal coach.
Phase 1: QuickStart
A 16-week stage offered once per week and involved non-competitive, teamwork-based games. This first phase of IFP provides children and youth an opportunity to explore their interests in physical activity to decide on a 'best-fit' program to pursue in the second phase of IFP.
Each participant is paired with an IFP coach whom they meet weekly outside of the QuickStart session to learn, practice, and reflect upon their development. These coaching sessions allow for children and youth to explore their interests in physical activity and to set individualized goals.
Phase 2: Give it a Try
An 8- to 12-week stage for participants to move into an existing physical activity program within their community that matches their interests and abilities based on their QuickStart experiences. Examples include swimming lessons, yoga classes, and soccer. One-on-one coaching sessions continue outside of the chosen Give it a Try program to support individuals' goal pursuits.