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Additional resources

Active for Life: Provides advice, tips and over 50 different activity ideas for families. Activities can be sorted by age and skill.  

Active Healthy Kids Canada:  Assessment of physical activity opportunities for Canadian children and youth.

Active & Safe Routes to School: Information on active school travel. Includes a school travel planning tool.

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI): Educates Canadians about the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles. Includes Lifestyle Tips and resources about physical activity and sport participation across Canada.  

Exercise is Medicine Canada: Prescribe physical activity to adults with EIMC’s exercise prescription and referral tool

Heart and Stroke Foundation: Lists games and activities that children and youth can play to stay active.

Leisure Information Network’s National Recreation Database: Search by age group and topic for a list of opportunities and resources.

ParticipACTION: Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (2016)

Physical and Health Education Canada:  Physical literacy resources and an active living after school activity kit.

PlaySport: Search for activities based on available equipment, skill set, complexity of the game or the space available.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Get Active tip sheets for all ages.

SportFit: Online physical activity and sport discovery program that recommends sports for children based on their skills. Offers resources on types of sports available, adapted sports, and sport organizations.

Last updated: Jun 16 2016