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.

2008 Physical Activity Forum

Preventing Childhood Obesity: Big picture strategies

Dr. Mark Tremblay presented the latest research and best practice information about issues related to childhood obesity and overweight.

Video of the 2008 Physical Activity Forum

You can view the Edmonton presentation on our YouTube channel.

Preventing Childhood Obesity (60 minutes)

Panel discussion in Edmonton

This year, our panellists were:

  • Dr Geoff Ball, Director, Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health, Stollery Children's Health
  • Emilea Karhioo, Health Coordinator, Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association
  • Kim Sanderson, Research and Innovation, Community Services, City of Edmonton
  • Dr Nancy Spencer-Cavaliere, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta
  • Jamie Sterling, Manager, Boys & Girls Club of Edmonton

The Alberta Centre for Active Living and Mount Royal College proudly co-sponsored this important one-day Physical Activity Forum in Edmonton and Calgary.


Speaker: Dr. Mark Tremblay

Dr. Tremblay is the Director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute.

Dr. Tremblay is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine, a Fellow of the North American Association for the Study of Obesity, an Adjunct Professor with the Canadian Research Institute for Social Policy (CRISP), former Dean of Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan. He is also the Chair of Active Healthy Kids Canada.