Links to other Physical Activity websites
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability - Alberta
Alberta Active Living Partners
Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities
Alberta CSEP Health & Fitness Program
Alberta Education, Physical Education Online
Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
ARPA ( Alberta Recreation & Parks Association)
Be Fit For Life Network
Ever Active Schools
University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation
University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology
University of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education
Other provincial and national websites
Active Healthy Kids Canada
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability
Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA)
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute
Canadian Parks and Recreation Association
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology
Coalition for Active Living
Health Canada - Active Living at Work
Lifestyle Information Network
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA)
ParticipACTIONPhysical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) formerly CAHPERD
Physical Activity Resource Centre (Ontario)
Public Health Agency of Canada, Physical Activity Unit
University of Saskatchewan, College of Kinesiology
Active Living Leadership, San Diego State University (US)
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (US), Physical Activity Section
Cooper Institute (US)
Gatorade Sports Science Institute (US)
National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (US)
National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (US)
Scottish Executive, Physical Activity Section
University of Missouri, Health Activity Center
University of Queensland, School of Population Health
World Health Organization, Physical Activity Section
Active Edmonton is about inspiring a strong, supportive and active city. It's an exciting initiative designed to complement other provincial and federal health promotion programs, with an emphasis on Edmonton residents.
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability in Alberta promotes inclusion and active living lifestyles of Albertans with disabilities by facilitating communication and collaboration among organizations, agencies and individuals.
The Alberta Active Living Partners is a group of active living organizations that collaborate through programs, services, research, and advocacy to help Albertans be physically active.
The Alberta Coalition for Healthy School Communities promotes and fosters healthy school communities through a comprehensive school health approach that enhances the health of Alberta children and youth.
The Alberta CSEP Health & Fitness Program is a program of the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), a voluntary organization made up of professionals involved in the scientific study of physical activity, health, and fitness. This program also offers academically and scientifically sound certifications in the area of fitness professionals, (i.e., personal trainers, appraisers, and physical activity and lifestyle counsellors).
The aim of the Alberta Education's K-12 Physical Education Program is to enable individuals to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead a healthy, active lifestyle.
The Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA) facilitates the training and certification of fitness leaders and trainers in Alberta.
The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association will unite province-wide advocates of recreation and parks into a proactive and effective force for building healthy citizens, their communities and their environments in Alberta.
Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation recognizes that active living is vital to the health and well-being of Albertans, as well as healthy, prosperous communities. In April 1998, the minister released 23 strategies that would provide opportunities for Albertans to lead healthy and more-active lifestyles.
Alberta TrailNet promotes active living through the use of recreational trails. It promotes a trail network, including the Trans Canada Trail, which connects all Albertans.
To meet the unique needs of rural and urban communities in Alberta, the Be Fit For Life Network promotes, initiates, coordinates, develops and delivers, regular physical activity and quality, healthy, lifestyle services and programs.
The goal of the Ever Active Schools campaign is to foster the development and growth of active living in Alberta's Schools. By registering as an Ever Active Alberta School, you are sending a message to the community that your school is committed to developing, supporting, and promoting physical activity which is fun, safe, challenging, focused on learning, inclusive, well managed, and linked to the community.
Healthy U gives Albertans access to current, evidence-based information about healthy choices and factors that affect health. This site provides information on active living, healthy eating, workplace health and community health.
The InMotion Network promotes physical activity for girls and women. Their vision is for girls and women to enjoy a balanced, healthy lifestyle through participation in a full range of physical activities.
SHAPE stands for Safe Healthy Active People Everywhere. SHAPE desires to get children more active; eliminate safety obstacles in and around schools keep the environment clean by teaching children active and healthy lifestyles, and involve all members of the community.
The mission of the University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education & Recreation is to develop and provide excellent teaching and coaching, research and service programs which foster an understanding and appreciation of leisure and physical activity in a healthy lifestyle.
The University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology is committed to training professionals who have a strong foundation in the study of movement and sport from both the theoretical and applied perspectives.
The University of Lethbridge, Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education enables students to study and promote life-long physical activity involvement. Physical activity plays a major role in our lifestyle - from young to old we all participate in different physical activities. Kinesiology helps to understand these activities, the need for physical activity, as well as facets of motivation, history, anatomy, and psychology.
Active Healthy Kids Canada advocates the importance of quality, accessible, and enjoyable physical activity participation experiences for children and youth. It provides expertise and direction to decision makers at all levels, from policy-makers to parents, in order to increase the attention given to, investment in, and effective implementation of physical activity opportunities for all Canadian children and youth.
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is a partnership of 19 national associations whose common goal is to facilitate Active Living opportunities for Canadians with a disability.
The Active Living Coalition for Older Adults (ALCOA) is a Canada-wide partnership of organizations and individuals interested in the field of ageing. ALCOA encourages older Canadians to maintain their well-being and independence through daily physical activity. ALCOA collaborates with its organizational membership on many older-adult active-living resources and projects. Examples include the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Older Adults, ALCOA’s Research Update, the Speakers’ Bureau, Diabetes Project, and Moving Through the Years: A Blueprint for Action.
Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for Adults, Older Adults, Children and Youth are guidelines to help you make wise choices about physical activity. Choices that will improve your health, help prevent disease, and allow you to get the most out of life. These guidelines are endorsed by the Public Health Agency of Canada.
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1981. CAAWS works in partnership with Sport Canada and with Canada's sport and active living communities to achieve gender equity in the sport community.
The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) creates and communicates knowledge about physical activity, its determinants, and its outcomes so that individuals, professionals and policy makers can take action in improving the lifestyles of Canadians.
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is a national voice for the parks and recreation field. With an effective grassroots network of members and partners across the country, CPRA positions parks and recreation as essential to individual, family and community health and well-being.
The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology is a voluntary organization composed of professionals interested and involved in the scientific study of exercise physiology, exercise biochemistry, fitness and health.
The Coalition for Active Living is a group of organizations and individuals working together to promote healthy, active living among all Canadians, enhance quality of life, and reduce the risk of illness associated with sedentary lifestyles.
The Health Canada's Active Living at Work suggests the benefits of being active in the workplace, summarizes the research that has been done, and provides some information about what works and how to get started.
In motion is a health promotion strategy to have all the citizens of Saskatoon and region make regular physical activity part of their daily lives. It includes a public awareness campaign on the importance of physical activity, and its intent is to ingrain understanding and behaviour changes into the culture and fabric of their community.
The Lifestyle Information Network provides a focus and infra-structure for the collection, dissemination and exchange of information amongst leisure services professionals.
Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care encourages involvement in sport, recreation and physical activity for the health, social, and economic benefit of Ontarians and the communities in which they live.
Ophea (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting school communities through advocacy, quality programs and services, and partnership building. Ophea is led by the vision that all kids will value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to active, healthy living.
ParticipACTION’s mission is to provide leadership in collaboration and communications to foster the “movement” that inspires and supports Canadians to move more.
The Physical Activity Resource Centre (PARC) provides support to Physical Activity Promoters across Ontario through consultation, training, networking, referrals and Information-sharing.
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is a national, charitable, voluntary-sector organization whose primary concern is to influence the healthy development of children and youth by advocating for quality, school-based physical and health education.
The Public Health Agency of Canada, Physical Activity Unit has the lead responsibility for delivering on the federal government's role in physical activity.
The College of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan focuses on physical activity which includes active physical leisure, exercise, sport, and aesthetic activities. Research projects in the college meet the needs of an active society in a multitude of ways. Since the establishment in 1964 of the internationally renowned Saskatchewan Child Growth and Development Study, faculty research interests have significantly expanded and now also include biomechanics, exercise physiology, motor learning and sports psychology, sociology, history and fitness assessment.
YMCA Canada's motto is to build strong kids, strong families, and strong communities.
Coordinated at San Diego State University (U.S.), the Active Living Leadership is a national initiative that supports government leaders as they create and promote policies, programs, and places that enable active living. This website contains information on the Leadership for Active Living initiative, as well as valuable information about general active living strategies, policies, and resources.
The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contains a variety of reports and other documents related to physical activity.
The Cooper Institute is a non-profit research and education center dedicated to advancing the understanding of the relationship between living habits and health, and to providing leadership in implementing these concepts to enhance the physical and emotional well-being of individuals.
Headquartered in Barrington, Ill., U.S., the Gatorade Sports Science Institute is a research and educational facility established in 1988 to share current information and expand knowledge on sports nutrition and exercise science that enhance the performance and well-being of athletes.
The National Center on Physical Activity and Disability (US) promotes the substantial health benefits that can be gained from participating in regular physical activity. Their website provides information and resources that can enable people with disabilities to become as physically active as they choose to be.
The National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity's (US) mission is to unite the strengths of public, private, and industry efforts into collaborative partnerships that inspire and empower all Americans to lead more physically active lifestyles.
The Scottish Executive aims to increase and maintain the proportion of physically active people in Scotland. They have set targets to achieve 50% of adults aged over 16 and 80% of all children aged 16 and under who meet the minimum recommended levels of physical activity by 2022. Their site provides key information about the Scottish Executive's program of action to increase the nation's physical activity and the policy behind it.
The University of Missouri Health Activity Center is dedicated to education and promotion and to ending the 35 inactivity-related disorders. The Center conducts medical research to determine the biological basis of how physical inactivity makes the body susceptible to chronic disease and disorders such as obesity, type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, hypertension, physical frailty, cancer, and arthritis.
The School of Population Health at the University of Queensland is one of the major centres of population health research and training in the Asia-Pacific region. The School has an established international reputation for research and teaching excellence in epidemiology, evidence based health care, Indigenous health, tropical health and Nutrition. Professor Neville Owen, Research Affiliate with the Alberta Centre for Active Living, and colleagues received the NHMRC Capacity Grant for building capacity for physical activity research in population health as well as a NHMRC Program Grant to carry out research into physical activity and population health.
The World Health Organization website contains a variety of reports and other documents related to physical activity.