The application for designation as a WALK Friendly Community will remain open until September 30th 2014. Communities wishing to apply should click on the “Apply” tab at walkfriendly.ca, and follow the instructions to log in and create an account.
WALK Friendly Ontario is a recognition program that encourages municipalities to create and improve spaces and places to walk by awarding Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum designations.
II Background: From Policy to Practice
III Influencing Behaviour Change
IV Project Goals
V Gathering the Evidence
VI Getting the Word Out
VII Seed Funding to Support New Programs
VIII Broadening Our Scope
IX Project Evaluation
X Next Steps
XI Related Resources
-- submitted by Scott Mitchell, Director, Knowledge Transfer, Canadian Mental Health Association, Ontario
The South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), is one of 14 local organizations that have been created in Ontario to plan, coordinate and fund local health services, including hospitals, community care access centres (CCACs), long-term care homes, community health centres (CHCs), community support service agencies, and mental health and addictions agencies. The office of the South West LHIN is located in London, Ontario.
The annual Physical Activity Resource Centre Physical Activity Symposium covers a range of physical activity issues, presents the latest research from expert professionals, and encourages practical application.
The 2012 PARC Symposium will be held on May 14 - 15, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Registration opens on February 1st.
Regular physical activity is a vital cornerstone in leading a healthy life, for children and adults. This article addresses the importance of helping all children to achieve physical literacy at a young age and provides an update on steps being taken in Alberta by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and other key stakeholders to better promote physical literacy to all Albertans.