Healthy Active Communities: Creating Change in Your Community

This issue of Wellspring contains articles on defining a healthy, active community, leadership and partnerships (such as with healthcare providers, teachers, recreation leaders and other citizens), community development, the planning process, and thinking in broad terms but starting with specifics.

It discusses the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Alberta Active Communities initiative: “To strengthen leadership capacity to build creative, healthier and more active communities through recreation and parks.” ARPA provided focus groups, training, coaching, tool kits, resources and an online communication hub to help communities determine for themselves what is important and what needs to be done.

Publication Date: 
2008-4
Sponsor: 
Alberta Centre for Active Living