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-What’s Walkability? Blue Zones Active Living, Wellness Resource What is Walkability? And why it matters for health, resiliency, happiness and sustainability. Learn more about walkable communities and how…
2-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…
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 At Home Bingo – Printable Blue Zones Active Living, Children & Youth, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Bingo ideas for being active, eating well, taking care of our mental health and creating social networks. Great idea to…
5-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…
6-Sport physical activity and recreation research and policy development Alberta Government Active Living, Healthy Policy Recreation and physical activity publications for Albertan communities, organizations and partners.
7-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.
8-Primary Health Care Resource Centre Alberta Health Services Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Review nutrition guidelines on healthy eating & active living.
9-POWWOW SWEAT: Jingle Dress StyleHorse Collective Active Living, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource The StyleHorse Collective from the Coeur D’Alene tribe (Schitsu’umsh), whose headquarters is in northern Idaho created a fun and interactive…
10-Powwow Cardio with James Jones James Jones Active Living, Indigenous Community Wellness, Wellness Resource Created by dancer James Jones, aka Notorious Cree, a professional dancer with 15+ years of experience in traditional hoop and…
11-Pillars to Physical Literacy and Inclusion: Open-Mindedness, Adaptability, and Willingness to Evolve 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…
12-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…
13-Physical Activity as You Get Older HealthLink BC Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Seniors, Wellness Resource Find resources on endurance fitness, flexibility, resistance training for seniors.
14-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…
15-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.
16-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…
17-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,…
18-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…
19-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,…
20-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®…
21-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…
22-MHC Be Fit For Life Youtube Channel Be Fit For Life, Medicine Hat Active Living, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Fun workouts and activities for the whole family.
23-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…
24-Jumpstart: Play from Home! Jumpstart: Canadian Tire Active Living, Children & Youth Play from Home Resource Hub available.
25-It’s Good To Be Bored Strathcona County Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion Ideas for young children to unleash their creativity and get active.
26-Intergenerational Program 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…
27-Indoor activities to keep kids busy, happy and away from screens Calgary's Child Active Living, Children & Youth, Wellness Resource Indoor activities to keep kids busy, happy and away from screens…
28-Indigenous Physical Activity and Cultural Circle (IPACC) 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…
29-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…
30-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…
31-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…
32-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…
33-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?…
34-Healthy Community Guidelines Housing for Health Active Living, Active Transportation, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Community Design, Healthy Policy, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Planning & Evaluation, Research & Case Studies Created by University of Alberta Housing for Health working with 100+ multi-sector partners across Canadian provinces and the U.S., the Healthy…
35-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.
36-Health Canada: Just For You- Immigrants 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;…
37-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.
38-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…
39-Family ChooseWell Winter Bingo Red Deer Wellness Alliance Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion Red Deer developed a wellness bingo card that could be modified to suit activities for COVID-19.
40-Ever Active Schools Youtube Channel Ever Active Schools Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Daily Physical Activity videos…
41-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…
42-Ergonomic Recommendations for Remote Work EHS Today Working Remotely Environment Health and Safety bring you great tips to reduce injury and pain due to ergonomics working from home.
43-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…
44-Data informs our work – and this is what it is telling us Youth En Route Active Living, Active Transportation, Children & Youth, Planning & Evaluation As a charity, Youth en Route works hard to make sure kids have access to active modes of transportation and…
45-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…
46-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…
47-Collaborative Online Resources and Education (CORE) for Healthy Aging in Alberta CORE Healthy Aging Active Living, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Indigenous Community Wellness, Multilingual, Seniors, Wellness Resource There is a wide variety of useful and relevant resources available to individuals and organizations focused on healthy aging. Currently,…
48-CDC: Designing Activity-Friendly 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…
49-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…
50-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…
51-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…
52-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…
53-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…
54-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 Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity is committed to driving change through actionable,…
55-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…
56-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…
57-Brooks Communities Choosewell Facebook Page Brooks Communities Choosewell Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource Encouraging and supporting healthy eating, active living, and social well being to develop and promote healthy citizens and community in…
58-Be Fit For Life Medicine Hat Facebook Page Be Fit For LIfe - Medicine Hat Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Inclusive Community Engagement & Collaboration, Wellness Resource, Working Remotely Be active online sessions and resources.
59-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.
60-ARPA’s Resource Library Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Active Living, Community Design, Health Promotion, Healthy Policy, Nature Connections, Planning & Evaluation, Wellness Resource A searchable resource library that captures research papers and advocacy work we have conducted over the past years in the…
61-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…
62-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…
63-Active Transportation Planning Guide for Manitoba Municipalities Manitoba Active Living, 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,…
64-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.,…
65-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…
66-Active Lethbridge Blog Active Lethbridge Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Healthy Eating, Wellness Resource Our Blog is a great source for healthy living information where we share articles on Active Living, Lethbridge Parks, Health…
67-Active For Life Active For Life Active Living, Children & Youth, Health Promotion, Wellness Resource Initiative created to help parents give their children the right start in life through the development of physical literacy. Find…
68-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…
69-42 Activities to Keep Kids Busy While Parents Work Active for Life Active Living, Children & Youth, Working Remotely There’s no doubt about it: trying to juggle working from home with children is challenging. Whether you’re teleconferencing, focusing on…
70-2018 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…
71-10+ free at-home workouts and fitness apps to get you moving, mama Motherly Active Living, Wellness Resource, Working Remotely Free at home workouts – article wording is geared towards mothers, however, the content and classes available are great for…