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UPnGO with ParticipACTION: Building active workplaces

Jan. 4, 2017

To combat sedentary behaviour and support physical activity opportunities in the workplace, ParticipACTION developed UPnGO with ParticipACTION — a workplace physical activity program that aims to make physical activity acceptable and the norm in the workplace. Currently in its piloting phase, this article provides an overview of the program and successes in pilot worksites. Authors: Rachel Shantz, Guy Faulkner, Erica Lau. (WellSpring | January 2017, Volume 28, Number 1)

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"Sport is community": Urban Indigenous peoples' meanings of community within sport

Dec. 1, 2016

Sport and community are often interconnected, yet little is understood about community within the context of sport for Indigenous youth. Understanding community is important to be able to enhance sport opportunities for Indigenous youth. A study was undertaken with Edmonton-based Indigenous youth and adults to examine the meaning of community within the context of sport. Key findings and implications for practice are provided. Authors: Tara-Leigh McHugh, Nora Johnston. (WellSpring | December 2016, Volume 27, Number 12)

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Global Comparisons Report Card

Nov. 16, 2016

Being active needs to be the Canadian norm, not the exception. Comparisons with 37 other countries show Canada’s infrastructure and programs aren’t enough to get kids active overall.

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