Active Living

Supporting all community members to incorporate physical activity into their lives, whether for fun or for a purpose, is an important part of creating a healthy community. These resources address topics such as active transportation, physical literacy, play, recreation programming, cycling, walking, and more.

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1-Walk Score Walk Score Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design Walk Score’s mission is to promote walkable neighborhoods. Walkable neighborhoods are one of the simplest and best solutions for the…
2-UWalk UWalk Active Living, Active Transportation UWALK is here to help you start and stay moving! With UWALK you can easily keep track of your physical…
3-Understanding Health and Wellness From the Perspective of Aboriginal Peoples in Canada First Nations Health Authority Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The First Nations Perspective on Health and Wellness aims to visually depict and describe the First Nations Health Authority. This…
4-Stay Active Eat Healthy Stay Active Eat Healthy Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy The Stay Active Eat Healthy® program is an evidence-based capacity building initiative developed in BC. Stay Active Eat Healthy® aims…
5-SHAPE Shape Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors SHAPE provides encouragement and support to all Alberta communities to endorse, support and include active travel in their daily programming.
6-Primary Health Care Resource Centre Alberta Health Services Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Review nutrition guidelines on healthy eating & active living.
7-Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth Physical Literacy Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The Physical Literacy Assessment for Youth (PLAY) Tools are meant to improve our population’s level of physical literacy. Directed at…
8-Physical Literacy Physical and Health Education Canada Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education…
9-Physical Activity for Older Adults HealthLink BC Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Find resources on endurance fitness, flexibility, resistance training for seniors.
10-PHE Canada: Physical Literacy Physical and Health Education Canada Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) champions healthy, active kids by promoting and advancing quality health and physical education…
11-PHAC: Physical Activity Government of Canada Active Living, Children & Youth Resources on physical activity, recommended guidelines, adding activity to your lifestyle, encouraging children to be active, and playing safely.
12-ParticipACTION: Blog and Resources ParticipAction Active Living, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help Canadians sit less and move more. Originally established in…
13-ParticipACTION ParticipAction Active Living, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource ParticipACTION is focussed on changing behaviour through a movement for more movement. We work with our partners, which include sport,…
14-Osteoporosis Canada Osteoporosis Canada Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Osteoporosis Canada is the only national organization serving people who have, or are at risk for, osteoporosis. The organization works…
15-OPHEA Teaching Tools for Healthy Active Living Ontario Physical and Health Education Association Active Living, Children & Youth Our vision is that all children and youth value and enjoy the lifelong benefits of healthy, active living. Since 1921,…
16-NWF: Connecting Kids and Nature The National Wildlife Foundation Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections For decades the National Wildlife Federation has worked to connect children and youth with nature, inspiring children through Ranger Rick®…
17-Moving and Choosing Moving and Choosing Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource Moving and Choosing is a community – based coalition promoting healthy growth and development and the prevention of child and…
18-Learn About Senior Health Alberta Government and AHS Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Learn about senior health. Everyone ages differently. What do you need to feel your best? Whether you’re looking to add…
19-Intergenerational Programming Penn State: The Department of Agricultural Economics, Sociology and Education Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors This sourcebook captures the best of what has been developed over the years and is rich with concrete exercises designed…
20-In Motion Network InMotion Network Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration We’re InMotion Network. We connect agencies and organizations with people promoting and facilitating girls and women in sport and physical…
21-Heart and Stroke resources for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness Heart & Stroke is committed to helping close this health gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. Health reconciliation is at…
22-Heart and Stroke Foundation: Shaping Active, Healthy Communities Workshop Guide Heart and Stroke Foundation Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy The Heart and Stroke Foundation has developed this toolkit to help individuals and organizations who are interested in making their…
23-Heart and Stroke Foundation Heart and Stroke Foundation Health Promotion, Wellness Resource For over 60 years, Heart & Stroke has been dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our work has saved…
24-Healthy School Policy Alberta Health Services Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Developing and implementing a healthy school policy is an important part of creating a healthy school community. These resources can…
25-Healthy Eating in Recreation and Community Centres Alberta Government Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy Healthy food is important for children and youth. How can recreation centres and community centres help children eat healthy food?…
26-Healthy Choices in Recreation Settings Toolkit Stay Active Eat Healthy Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy This toolkit is designed to help you turn your facility into a Healthy Choices Facility. And give kids all…
27-Health Canada: Just For You- Immigrant Government of Canada Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Newcomer, Wellness Resource Immigrants are eligible for health care coverage under the Canada Health Act. Find information on: Employment; Immunization; Health Care System;…
28-Government of Alberta: Healthy Living Resources Government of Alberta Active Living, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Healthy living, active living, and healthy eating resources, including Eat Smart Meet Smart.
29-Fast and Female Fast and Female Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Fast and Female’s mission is to keep girls healthy and active in sports because it sets them up to succeed…
30-Ever Active Schools Ever Active Schools Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Ever Active Schools is a provincial initiative designed to create and support healthy school communities. We engage and support schools…
31-Developing Physical Literacy Sport for Life Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource Our nationally recognized not for profit organization consists of sport and physical literacy experts with the long-term vision necessary to…
32-Designing Communities to Support Active Living: Using Municipal Bylaws to Promote Health Alberta Policy Coalition for Chronic Disease Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy Designing communities that are walkable, connected, and have easy access to recreation and sport opportunities can facilitate a sense of…
33-CSEP: Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Active Living, Children & Youth Welcome to the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Guidelines information hub, featuring the latest updates and resources for the Canadian…
34-Complete Streets for Canada Complete Streets for Canada Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Complete Streets for Canada is a “go-to” hub for Complete Streets policy, design, case studies, and research. The website (with…
35-Centre for Active Living: Active Transportation Resources Centre for Active Living Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design A well researched three page infographic on the benefits of active transportation.
36-CDC: Designing Walkable Communities Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Wellness Resource This initiative aims to create opportunities for active transportation and leisure time physical activity by: Promoting social support interventions; Enhancing…
37-CDC: Community Physical Activity Planning Centres for Disease Control and Prevention Active Transportation, Community Design Resources to increase physical activity that are related to walkability—community-scale urban design, street-scale urban design, and improving access to places…
38-Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines for 65 & Older Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) is the resource for translating advances in exercise science research into the promotion…
39-Canadian Parks and Recreation Association: Framework for Recreation in Canada Canadian Parks and Recreation Association Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation The Framework for Recreation in Canada is the guiding document for public recreation providers in Canada. We have an opportunity…
40-Canadian Paediatric Society: Child & Youth Health The Canadian Paediatric Society Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Find information and tools on: Children with School Problems; Early Literacy; Early Child Development; and Indigenous Child & Youth Health…
41-Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute Active Living, Health Promotion, Planning & Evaluation Established in September 1980, the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI) is a national research organization concerned with monitoring…
42-Canadian Best Practices Portal (via PHAC) Canadian Best Practices Portal Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource This Portal provides a consolidated one-stop shop for busy health professionals and public health decision-makers. It is a compilation of…
43-Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Making Healthy Connections with Racialized Communities project was designed to enhance capacity at the community, regional and provincial levels…
44-Canada Walks:What makes communities great places to walk? Canada Walks Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration Canada Walks, a department of Green Communities Canada, is a leader in Canada’s walking movement. Canada Walks has a history…
45-Building Healthy Communities: Active Transportation Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design Active transportation is any form of human‐powered, non‐motorized transportation such as walking, cycling or wheeling. Active transportation can be…
46-Benefits Hub Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource The Benefits HUB is a dynamic online database of research and resources proving the benefits of recreation and parks. It…
47-Be Fit for Life Resources Be Fit for Life Active Living, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource The first Be Fit For Life centre emerged in 1982 as a fitness resource centre at the University of Alberta’s…
48-Be Fit for Life (Provincial Fitness Unit) Be Fit for Life Active Living, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration The Be Fit For Life Network is a provincial initiative comprised of 9 regional centres, located in Colleges and Universities…
49-BC Healthy Communities Society BC Healthy Communities Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource BC Healthy Communities Society is a province-wide not-for-profit organization that facilitates the ongoing development of healthy, thriving and resilient communities.
50-ARPA Nature Play Cards Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Nature Connections Nature Play is “play that is intrinsically motivated, freely chosen, and personally directed” in natural environments. Use these…
51-Apple Schools Apple Schools Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating APPLE Schools (A Project Promoting healthy Living for Everyone in schools) is an innovative school-focused health promotion initiative. It improves…
52-Alberta Rereation Research and Policy Development Alberta Government Active Living, Healthy Policy Recreation and physical activity publications for Albertan communities, organizations and partners.
53-Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Active Living, Children & Youth, Community Design, Community Gardens, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Nature Connections, Wellness Resource The Alberta Recreation and Parks Association is a not-for-profit organization committed to building healthier and happier communities and citizens by…
54-Alberta Centre for Active Living Centre for Active Living Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource The Alberta Survey on Physical Activity, the annual Physical Activity Forum, and a body of original resources and publications represent…
55-Active Transportation: You and Your Community Centre for Active Living Active Transportation This article focuses on: Why Promote Active Transportation? Health of Your Community Considering Neighbourhood Design Features…
56-Active Transportation Planning Guide for Manitoba Municipalities Manitoba Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Policy This guide is intended both for the general public and for professionals involved in developing routes and facilities for pedestrians,…
57-Active Transportation in Canada Government of Canada Active Transportation, Community Design, Planning & Evaluation Active Transportation in Canada: a resource and planning guide is a resource tool for transportation planners and related professionals (e.g.,…
58-Active Transportation BC Healthy Communities Society Active Transportation, Community Design Regional and local governments play a significant role in active transportation by developing community transportation plans and policies, as well…
59-Active Living Alliance For Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) Active Living Alliance Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource Active Living Alliance For Canadians with a Disability (ALACD) leads and supports a diverse network of organizations to be more…
60-Active Circle Active Circle Active Living, Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness The Active Circle is an initiative of Motivate Canada, in partnership with the Aboriginal Sport Circle, which supports Aboriginal youth…
61-Active After School Programs for Girls and Young Women Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity Children & Youth, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness This document provides an overview with key learnings from each site to support the creation of similar programs at Friendship…
62-ACPLF-AHS: Healthier Together My Health Community Design, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Healthier Together is an online resource that’s bringing Albertans together. It’s guiding entire communities toward healthier ways of living and…
63-Aboriginal Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (APACC) Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle Active Living, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource The following resources provide support, outreach, coaching, training or capacity building events and opportunities to help create community social and…
64-2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth  ParticipAction Active Living, Children & Youth, Wellness Resource For decades we’ve known that physical activity improves heart health, helps maintain healthy body weights and builds strong bones and…