Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence
Our Impact Why We Exist
PISE, in collaboration with its partners serves the community, students, high performance athletes and coaches from across the region, province and country to provide world class training, education, testing and applied research and innovation services together within a state of the art facility.
Our Story What We Do
The Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence (PISE) opened in 2008 as the first sport institute in Canada and is located on the Camosun College Interurban campus. The Institute brings together excellence in community sport and active healthy living development, sport and exercise education, sport technology research and world-class athlete performance services.
PISE, together with Canadian Sport Centre Pacific, contributed to the recent medal success for Canada at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games with substantial support to sports and athletes training in Victoria. PISE is also quickly developing a recognized leadership role in community sport and accessible, active healthy living development through delivering high quality programs and education to the community based on the principles of Canadian Sport 4 Life (CS4L).
As part of the Victoria Foundation's Smart & Caring Community Fund initiative PISE included an emphasis on physical literacy for youth and active adults. The most important step towards developing physical literacy is mastering fundamental movement skills, such as running, jumping, catching and kicking. Acquiring skills and confidence allows children to enjoy a variety of sports and physical activities throughout their lifetime.
Our Programs How We Do It
Physical Literacy at School
In September 2012 PISE, with financial support from the Victoria Foundation's Smart & Caring Community Fund, started in-school physical literacy programming at a local elementary school. Twice every week, the PISE Physical Literacy Team delivered physical literacy fun and games during Physical Education classes.
Physical Literacy in the Community
In 2012, in collaboration with The Cridge Centre for the Family, and with financial support from the Victoria Foundation's Smart & Caring Community Fund, PISE started in-school physical literacy programming at a local elementary school. Twice every week, the PISE Physical Literacy Team delivered physical literacy fun and games during Physical Education classes supporting over 100 children at The Cridge. Visit The Cridge Centre for the Family for more information on this program in their Cridge Childcare Services.
What You Can Do
Financial support in the area of $600 will support the delivery of one PISE Physical Literacy program per week to 20 children for 6 weeks.
With financial support towards physical literacy programming, PISE is able to assist children in developing the fundamental movement skills and confidence to participate in a more healthy and active lifestyle. Why not donate to the Victoria Foundation's Smart & Caring Community Fund and support children in our community build healthier lives.