About Us

The Centre promotes active living by bridging research, practice and decision-making.

Committees & Partners

The Centre has a strong history of sharing expertise, communicating with networks, and collaborating with various partners and associates. Centre committees include experts from across Alberta, Canada and around the world.

We have formal and informal partnerships with many organizations, both provincially and nationally. For example, we work closely with the Recreation and Physical Activity division of Alberta Culture and Tourism.

On the national scene, the Centre is part of ParticipACTION’s Network and contributes to ParticipACTION committees and initiatives.

The Centre also has important informal partnerships with member organizations of the Alberta Active Living Partners, who work collaboratively to achieve the outcomes of an Active Alberta.

Chronic disease prevention is best achieved through an integrated approach rather than through action on a single risk factor or specific disease. For this reason, the Centre is a founding member of the Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Prevention, and works collaboratively with organizations addressing healthy eating, heart and stroke, cancer, smoking, injury.

Committees

Executive Management Group

The Executive Management Group (EMG) is the governance and decision-making unit of the Alberta Centre for Active Living. The EMG advises the Centre on operating and directing all programs and projects initiated by the Centre in order to fulfil its mandate.

  • (Chair) W. Kerry Mummery, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation University of Alberta
  • Roger Kramers, Executive Director, Recreation and Physical Activity Division, Alberta Culture and Tourism
  • Amanda Gelinas, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Edmonton, Edmonton
  • Nora Johnston, Director, Alberta Centre for Active Living

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides a province-wide perspective and representation. The board plays a crucial role in updating the Centre about the latest developments in physical activity and health promotion in communities, schools, and workplaces.

  • (Chair) Amanda Gelinas, Senior Transportation Engineer, City of Edmonton, Edmonton
  • Nicki Armstrong, Registered Nurse, Alberta Health Services, Strathmore
  • Heather Hanson, Assistant Scientific Director, Alberta Health Services, Calgary
  • Dean Kozak, Senior Advisor, Recreation and Physical Activity Division, Alberta Culture and Tourism
  • Andrew McCloskey, Health Promotion Facilitator II, Alberta Health Services, Calgary
  • Nora Johnston, Director, Alberta Centre for Active Living

Research Advisory Committee

The Research Advisory Committee supports Pan-Alberta research at the four comprehensive, academic and research institutions and supports the Centre in its research-related activities.

  • (Chair) Dr W. Kerry Mummery, Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Brad Babiak, Director, Alberta Culture and Tourism
  • Dr Tanya Berry, Associate Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Taranjeet Birdi, Public Health Agency of Canada, Western Region
  • Dr Nicole Culos-Reed, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
  • Dr Jon Doan, Associate Professor, Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education, University of Lethbridge
  • Dr Shawn Fraser, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Disciplines, Athabasca University
  • Alim Gillani, Project Lead, Alberta Health, Government of Alberta
  • Dr Michelle Helstein, Associate Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Lethbridge
  • Dr John Spence, Professor and Vice Dean, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Dr Penny Werthner, Dean, Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Calgary
  • Lisa Workman, Exercise Specialist, Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
  • Nora Johnston, Director, Alberta Centre for Active Living
  • Dr Soultana Macridis, Research Associate/Knowledge Translation Specialist, Alberta Centre for Active Living

WellSpring Advisory Committee

The WellSpring Advisory Committee helps to plan and produce WellSpring, the Centre's regular publication for health practitioners.

  • Kathrine Andrews, School of Health Sciences, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
  • Lindsay Clement, Alberta Healthy Living Exercise Program, Alberta Health Services
  • Leigh Goldie, Department of Physical Education, Athletics and Kinesiology, Grande Prairie Regional College
  • Rhiannon Jacek, Clinical Improvement Facilitator, Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
  • Graham Matsalla, Population and Public Health, Alberta Health Services
  • Lisa Workman, Edmonton Southside Primary Care Network
  • Lindsay Wright, Be Fit for Life, Provincial Fitness Unit
  • Soultana Macridis, Alberta Centre for Active Living