Resources in your community
Active Circle: Develops and supports programs for Aboriginal youth and communities to become active and healthy through sport and recreation.
Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability: Information on making playgrounds accessible and how to provide after-school opportunities. Activity search can be customized based on ability.
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women in Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS) On the Move: Resources for girls and young women (ages 9-18) to participate and lead sport and physical activity. List of workshops offered regularly across Canada.
Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Find an Activity Tool: A searchable database of sport opportunities for persons with a disability.
Canadian Tire Jumpstart: Provides funding for children from low-income families to participate in organized sport and recreation.
Girl Guides: Active programming for girls.
Leisure Information Network’s National Recreation Database: Search by age group and topic for a list of opportunities and resources.
ParticipACTION: Tips to help Canadians get moving, along with news and research about physical activity.
Special Olympics Canada: Dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.
Scouts Canada: Programs for boys, girls, and young adults aged 5 – 26.
Trans Canada Trail: A pan-Canadian trail where Canadians can hike, cycle, ski, horseback ride, canoe and snowmobile.
YMCA: Many YMCA branches offer programming and activities at reduced fees for low-income families.
YMCA Overnight and Day Camp: Provides financial assistance for low-income families to send their children to camps.
Healthy Alberta: Information on being active and ideas to keep kids active.
Action Schools! BC: Playground Circuit for each school available online as a PDF.
British Columbia Medical Association: Healthy Kids - Eat Well, Play Well, Stay Well program has resources on healthy, active living.
Physical Activity Services at HealthLink BC: Free over-the-phone counselling resource for physical activity & healthy living information. Phone lines are staffed with exercise professionals trained to prescribe exercise to people of all ages and abilities, including individuals with chronic medical conditions.
SCOPE: Childhood Obesity Prevention Through Community Engagement: Provides tips and ideas on how to eat healthier and get active in Abbotsford, Prince George and Chilliwack.
Union of BC Municipalities: Links to municipalities, which can provide information about opportunities in your area.
After The School Bell Rings: A Manitoba After School Recreation Project: After school healthy active living program for children ages 6-12.
The Manitoba Government: Includes a community lookup tool, which can link you to your municipality to provide you with information about opportunities in your area.
Manitoba in motion: Suggests ways families can be active together.
Government of New Brunswick: Links to cities, towns and rural villages, which can provide information about opportunities in your area.
Healthy Eating Physical Activity Coalition of New Brunswick: A network of organizations and individuals working together to promote healthy active living.
Newfoundland and Labrador Government: Allows users to search for contact information for their municipality.
Northwest Territories Municipal and Community Affairs: Lists all communities and provides contact information for these areas.
Government of the Northwest Territories: Offers funding for a range of programs, including Active After School, Recreation and Sport Contributions Program, Regional Youth Sport Events Program, and others.
Northwest Territories Parks and Recreation: Recreation directory by community.
Heart and Stroke Foundation’s OneStep: Resource featuring pedometers and activities for junior high students. Resources are available in both English and French.
Kids’ Run Club, Doctor’s Nova Scotia: A program that instills the importance of regular physical activity in children so they form habits that become part of their everyday lives as adults.
Sport Nova Scotia’s After-School Program: A physical activity program delivered Monday to Friday (3-5pm) at participating Nova Scotia schools to children grades three to six.
Take The Roof Off Winter: Information about active winter activities and events.
Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities: Links to municipalities, which can provide information about opportunities in your area.
Recreation and Parks Association of Nunavut: Includes contact information for territorial sport organizations.
Canadian Intramural Recreation Association Ontario: Province-wide activity challenges.
Ontario Children’s Outdoor Charter: Provides ideas on how to have fun outdoors.
Ontario Physical and Health Education Association (OPHEA): Programs, services and training to schools and communities.
Ontario Society of Physical Activity Promoters in Public Health: Promotes physical activity through engagement, education, advocacy and strategic alliances.
Federation of Prince Edward Island Municipalities: Links to municipalities, which can provide information about opportunities in your area.
Go! PEI: A healthy living challenge that offers free events and programs.
Recreation PEI: Promotes and encourages recreation and physical activity.
Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association: After-School Time Period Program Directory allows parents to find recreation-based after-school programs.
Saskatchewan in motion: Province-wide movement aimed at increasing physical activity.
Sask Sport: Ensures Saskatchewan residents of all ages can participate in the sport of their choice at their own ability level.
Kids Recreation Fund: Helps disadvantaged children and youth participate in organized sport, art, cultural, social and recreational programs.
Sport Yukon: Links to territorial sport governing bodies, clubs and associations who offer a variety of sport, recreation and other community based programs.
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