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This Wellspring article looks at the WIXX multimedia communication campaign to support and maintain active living and healthy eating among Québec youth, which is based on the successful American VERB™ campaign. The campaign's objectives are to:
- Increase knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy, as well as promoting favourable social norms toward physical activity
- Increase support from parents and other persons of influence
- Publicize opportunities for physical activity through mass media advertising and community-based activities
- Increase physical activity among tweens
This article looks at how the campaign was developed, core components, examples, and lessons learned and conclusions.
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Moving Ahead: Healthy Active Living in Canada is a research project by The Conference Board of Canada's Canadian Alliance for Sustainable Health Care (CASHC). It will comprise several research briefings that aim to identify cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable interventions to promote and improve healthy active living. The goal of this work is to fill the gaps in knowledge and practice, and to engage the relevant stakeholders—including government, employers, and all Canadians—in working toward a culture of healthy active living.
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It is important to understand youth engagement as central to any best practice intervention. Valuing youth engagement puts the focus on the positive contribution that youth make to programs and their effectiveness; this moves programs from being done “for” youth to “with” youth. There is a gap in the research in how to identify the source and implications of youth vulnerability for their engagement (Paterson & Panessa, 2008a; Poland, Tupker, & Breland, 2002). The purpose of this report is to explore how different youth engagement strategies are being used to help children and youth in the most challenging of contexts nurture resilience, prevent mental health problems and build a special place for themselves in the collective life of their communities.
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Canadian Sport for Life is proud to announce that the PLAY tools have been printed and are available for order. Created by Dr. Dean Kriellaars of the University of Manitoba and developed by Canadian Sport for Life, the (PLAY) tools are designed to assess a child’s level of physical literacy and improve the health of our nation. Directed at individuals aged seven and up, the PLAY tools provide a means to determine gaps in physical literacy development, and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.
The Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS), along with its partners AthletesCAN and Coaches of Canada, launched Leading the Way: Working with LGBT Athletes and Coaches.
Directed at individuals aged seven and up, the PLAY Tools determine gaps in physical literacy development, and provide calls-to-action to help improve these areas.