The Centre is a key advocate for physical activity. Our advocacy work involves:
The Centre for Active Living has developed this fact sheet to support decision-makers with ways to integrate physical activity in their communities through educational and policy opportunities.
Along with highlighting the benefits of physical activity and recommended guidelines, various educational and policy opportunities are suggested for:
We recognize that our staff spends a significant number of their waking hours at work and that the workplace is an important setting in which they can increase their activity levels. As an organization dedicated to increasing physical activity in Alberta, we are committed to creating and maintaining an organizational culture that encourages and supports daily physical activity among employees.
Download our Workplace Physical Activity Policy (11x17).
If your workplace does not have a physical activity policy, feel free to adapt ours.
Recreation, active living and sport are vitally important to Albertans.
The activities Albertans choose for enjoyment, where they live and take vacations, what they teach their children, and who they select as their heroes all demonstrate how important the sector is to the lives of Albertans.
Active Alberta sets a vision for recreation, active living, and sport for the next 10 years and invites partners to work with the government of Alberta to achieve six outcomes.
Being physically active is key to good overall health and to preventing chronic disease. Levels of physical inactivity and sedentary living among Canadians are critical issues in Canada.
Never before has Canada had a singular policy focus on physical activity and its relationship to sport, recreation, health, and other relevant policy areas.
The Common Vision is a new, collective way forward that will guide the country towards ways of increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary living. It is a national policy document that is intended to move the country.
For more active living or physical activity policies, see our Resources section > under All Types, select Advocacy/Policy.