Active Living After School: A How-to Guide for After School Programs

The goal of the Active Living After School (ALAS) initiative, developed in a partnership between PHE Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart, is to assist after school program administrators in delivering high quality programs that involve increased access and opportunity to engage in physical activity and healthy living. Its objective is to help ensure that all children and youth, regardless of their age, abilities, gender, culture, or socioeconomic status, have the basic skills necessary to be healthy and enjoy the benefits of lifelong physical activity.

ALAS provides two main components, a How-to Guide and an ALAS Activity Kit. The How-to Guide has been designed as a convenient one-stop resource that highlights the critical elements of a successful after school program and provides information and practical tips for ensuring that physical activity and healthy eating are integral components of all after school programs. The Activity Kit is a supplemental resource which includes equipment to help implement physical activities into any after school program.

Publication Date: 
2012
Sponsor: 
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)