Active Healthy Kids Canada was established as a charitable organization in 1994 to advocate the importance of quality, accessible, and enjoyable physical activity participation experiences for children and youth. As a national leader in this area, Active Healthy Kids Canada provides expertise and direction to decision makers at all levels, from policy-makers to parents, in order to increase the attention given to, investment in, and effective implementation of physical activity opportunities for all Canadian children and youth.
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability is a national network that was created in 1989 to motivate and assist Canadians with a disability to become more physically active. While an active lifestyle is important for all Canadians, it is particularly important for those with a disability. Research has demonstrated that active individuals can enjoy better overall health, improved quality of life, elevated self-esteem, prolonged independent living in later life and increased mobility. For individuals with a disability, these benefits help make coping with the everyday challenges of life easier, and can even prevent relapses of certain disabilities or health problems.
The Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) promotes, supports and enables Canadians with disabilities to lead active, healthy lives. We provide nationally coordinated leadership, support, encouragement, promotion and information that facilitates healthy, active living opportunities for Canadians of all abilities across all settings and environments.
After The School Bell Rings: A Manitoba After School Recreation Project promotes and supports increased access and opportunities for children and youth, ages 6-12 years, to engage in physical activity and healthy living practices in the critical after school time period. The project is being led by Recreation Connections Manitoba in partnership with Green Action Centre with the intent to address factors that are contributing to the physical inactivity and obesity crisis among Manitoba children through the development of training and resources; communication with after school program providers and stakeholders; and pilot projects to test approaches to increase physical activity, healthy eating and active transportation in after school programs.
A non-profit research and education centre affiliated with the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta and funded by the Government of Alberta.
The centre's website has extensive resources on many aspects of physical activity, both for the general public and practitioners.
Get your copy of Canada's guide to eating healthy plus you'll find information on the website about Food Guide Servings and more.
The Canadian Diabetes Association works in communities across the country to promote the health of Canadians and eliminate diabetes. On the website, you'll find information on what is diabetes, living with diabetes, nutrition, guidelines for health professionals and more.
The mission of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute is to enhance the well-being of Canadians through research and communication of information about physically active lifestyles to the public and private sectors.
The Canadian Parks and Recreation Association (CPRA) is the national voice for a vibrant grassroots network with partnerships that connect people who build healthy, active communities, and impact the everyday lives of Canadians.
The community services department provides an updated listing of many programs and opportunities to be physically active. Individuals of all ages with a special need are invited and encouraged to participate in all Community Services sponsored programs offered within the Leisure Guide.
The Parks and Open Space Division has wide open space, nature trails, pathways, play structures and many other opportunities to be active at no cost. There are some 704,500 square meters of pathways/walkways within our 900+ park sites. With cross-country ski trails in the winter and off-leash dog parks in the summer, we are sure you will find a way to be physically active throughout the year. Enjoy the great outdoors, get "in motion", and be healthy.
A national action group of more than 80 organizations that focus on health promotion and disease prevention through physical activity whose goal is to ensure that the environments where Canadians live, learn, commute, work and play support regular physical activity.
Dietitians of Canada is the nation-wide voice of dietitians - the most trusted source of information on food and nutrition for Canadians.
Resources to provide an environment that fosters healthy eating and active living in school age children and youth.
This family-friendly resource guide is filled with tips, information and ideas to help parents, caregivers and guardians help their children learn about the importance of physical activity and increase their activity levels. This Guide includes a 'call to action' that outlines the new guidelines for boosting active time and reducing more sedentary time.
This family-friendly resource guide is filled with tips, information and ideas to help parents, caregivers and guardians raise healthy youth and learn about the importance of physical activity to achieve life-long health benefits. Features a progress chart, ideas for activities to do as a family plus tips for offering encouragement. Includes a 'call to action' that outlines the new guidelines for boosting active time and reducing more sedentary time.
This site has been designed as a resource for the community centre volunteers as well as a resource for the public. Check for your community centres' location, programming information, upcoming events, rental facilities and more.
Go for Green, the Active Living and Environment Program, is a national non-profit, charitable organization that encourages Canadians to pursue healthy, outdoor physical activities that protect, enhance or restore the environment. We aim to inform Canadians about healthy, active lifestyle choices, and nurture commitment and action... to improve personal health and the health of the environment.
Excellent companion resource to the Family and Teacher's Guides, this magazine helps children learn that physical activity is fun and easier than they think, as well as activities to try out, and information about how physical activity makes both their bodies and minds feel better. Ideal for use at home or school; filled with tips and tricks, plus a quiz and a game.
Excellent companion to the Family and Teacher's Guides, this magazine gives youth tips and advice on how to get started, finding activities they enjoy, activity breaks that can be done even when sitting, as well as a quiz and a crossword puzzle about physical activity facts. Also includes stories of ways other youth increased their physical activity levels. Ideal for use at home or school.
LIN is the home of Canada's National Recreation Database.If your organization is working to promote healthy active people and communities, LIN is Canada's repository for the knowledge and collective wisdom that will help you get the work done faster.
Tips for kids, parents, teachers and coaches to get information on how to get active.
This resource provides lesson plans in the areas of healthy eating and physical activity.
On the Move (OTM) is a national initiative designed to increase the opportunities for inactive girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead in sport and physical activity.
ParticipACTION’s mission is to provide leadership in collaboration and communications to foster the “movement” that inspires and supports Canadians to move more.Our Vision
ParticipACTION’s vision is to work with its partners to ensure a Canadian society where people are the most physically active on Earth.Strategic Goals
- To animate the movement that inspires and supports Canadians to become more active.
- To have "physically active" be a part of who we are as Canadians and how we want to be seen by the world.
- To develop a legacy of collaboration and partnerships to realize the movement.
- To set the stage for long-term sustainability of the movement.
PHE Canada has been Canada's premier professional organization for physical and health educators since its inception as the Canadian Physical Education Association (CPEA) in 1933. In 1948, it became the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER), and then the Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in 1994. The 75th year of service to the profession saw the Association evolve to become Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada).
Their vision by supporting schools in becoming "Health Promoting Schools", that include the provision of Quality Daily Physical Education and fostering healthy school communities.
Virage Dance Co. (www.viragedanceco.com) is the official licensed owner of the nation-wide Salsa Babies programs (www.salsababies.com) in Winnipeg and area. Programs are for new moms and their babies, toddlers and kids up to 10 years of age. Dance your way back into shape with a Latin beat!
The Wellness Institute at the Seven Oaks Hospital is much more than a health club or fitness centre. As a comprehensive medical fitness facility they are a place to learn to become well and to stay well. The Wellness Institute offers a variety of fitness programs for men, women, and children of all ages. For a detailed description of the programs and services offered - check out their Positively Healthy Program Guide
The YMCA-YWCA offers a variety of swimming and fitness programs for men, women, and children. Services are available to all regardless of ability to pay. Discounted memberships are available to those in situations where financial circumstances are limiting access.