Our Work

The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent important aspects of the Centre's work.

2011 Built Environment Forum

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) Alberta/NWT regional office, Alberta Health Services, Alberta Centre for Active Living and the Alberta Policy Coalition for Cancer Prevention hosted the Built Environment Forum on January 18th, 2011 at the University of Alberta.

The overall goal of the meeting was to provide a forum for the sharing of information on the built environment by stakeholders and key informants.

The objectives were to:

  1. gather information on current research and activities happening in Alberta around health and the built environment;
  2. identify needs of built environment health stakeholders and researchers for future collaboration, and identify potential mechanisms.

Built Environment Forum Report (33 pages, PDF): This report outlines the details of the Built Environment Forum .

Videos of Presentations

Keynote address

Tom Slomke and Gayle Bursey
(To play .MOV files, download a free version of QuickTime.)

Lessons from Peel, Ontario on the Built Environment (MOV, 45 min).

Presented by Tom Slomke, Development Planning Services, and Gayle Bursey, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention, Region of Peel.

Panel discussion

What are the opportunities to influence the built environment across sectors? (entire panel presentation) (MOV, 57 min)

Below are the individual panel presentations:

Pecha Kucha presentations

For more information on the built environment, visit our Resources section.