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GO! Run: Closing the gender gap in girls’ participation in sport and physical activity

May 1, 2019

There are many challenges girls can face when trying to participate in sport and physical activity that have contributed to a decline in their participation. GO! Run is a free, running program for girls only, developed to increase girls’ participation in physical activity opportunities by breaking down some the many barriers. This WellSpring provides an overview of the program’s success across Alberta and how schools can start their own program Author: Hayley Degaust. (WellSpring | May 2019, Volume 30, Number 05)

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Exercise helps kids with cancer: Exercise guidelines, research, and practice in pediatric oncology

April 1, 2019

Exercise among cancer patients has many physiological, mental, and social wellbeing effects during and after treatments. This WellSpring highlights the various programs that support free physical activity opportunities developed for children and youth that have been diagnosed with cancer, survivors of pediatric cancer, and their siblings, as a means to support and empower them to be physically active and experience a sense of normalcy. Authors: Amanda Wurz, Conné Lategan, Lotta Hamari, Kate Wilson, S. Nicole Culos-Reed. (WellSpring | April 2019, Volume 30, Number 04)

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Jarduera fisikoa erabakitzeko ardura dutenentzat

March 13, 2019

With assistance of the Physical Activity and Sports Department with the Government of Basque, the Centre for Active Living is pleased to provide the Physical Activity for Decision-makers infographic in Basque. CAL developed this fact sheet to support decision-makers with ways to integrate physical activity in their communities through educational and policy opportunities.

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