About Active After School
Active after school is no-cost, online resource for After School Program Staff in Canada. Our goal is to promote program excellence by helping recreation practitioners create fun, inclusive and active programs for Canada's Kids!
From coast to coast after school programs are supporting kids health and well-being by offering quality physical activity, nutritional support and skills building in the critical 3-6 time period.
Active Afterschool is a project of the Canadian Active After School Partnership managed by the Leisure Information Network.
The Canadian Active After School Partnership
The Canadian Active After School Partnership is a comprehensive, collaborative and multi-dimensional initiative that will establish a program delivery framework targeting all levels of government, decision makers, non-profit and for profit organizations and front line staff as well as others with a commitment in quality after school programs.
The objective of this initiative is to enhance the delivery of quality after-school programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living and nutrition practices, with the ultimate goal of increasing physical activity levels and healthy eating practices of Canada’s children and youth. The success for this initiative will be marked by reaching or exceeding the 2015 Canadian Physical Activity Targets.
A collaborative of nine national organizations, coordinated by PHE Canada, have been supported and initially funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada to develop and begin implementation of a Pan-Canadian After-School framework initially until 2012. Information about each of the nine partner organizations is available below.
The aim of this initiative is to:
- influence policy development and enhancements to support better use of facilities, inclusion and equitable access for all;
- knowledge development through social marketing/communication campaigns, better access to resources and support tools, and sharing of best/promising practices;
- Training and capacity building among program leaders.
The Leisure Information Network
Since 1995, LIN has managed a number of online resources for those working in leisure and recreation in Canada with a goal to be recognized as the national knowledge-based digital forum for sharing value-added information regarding individual and community nourishment and well-being through recreation, parks, and healthy living.
Our resources are available at no cost and include:
- LIN.ca: A one-stop recreation and leisure database offering a huge variety of support and information to those working in recreation and leisure in Canada
- The National Benefits Hub: A repository of resources designed to support a renewed interest in the 'benefits movement' and closely tied to the goal of reminding ourselves as well as others – especially decision makers – of the importance of work in the field of recreation and leisure and the important health and community outcomes we deliver
- NorthernLinks.org: The starting point for First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to find culturally relevant and physically engaging opportunities recreation program ideas and practical resources
LIN is grateful for the foundational support of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Recreation and the Fitness Program of Health Canada.