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This article is on Parent-Child program activities and offers suggestions for Fitness Leaders, most of them taken from real examples in Ontario, about parent-child programs.These programs can be done two ways: 1) as separate groups, offering parallel programs at the same time; or 2) as combined groups, incorporating adults and their children in an activity. Originally published in the July 2000 issue of the Ontario Fitness Council's newsletter, Membership Matters.
This article describes summer activity options available to children with disabilities in Calgary. Describes inclusion as a process and looks at two program enhancements used by Calgary. Also describes a partnership with a Calgary camping organization to help disabled campers to experience new and exciting outdoor activities such as rafting, horseback riding, canoeing hiking, rock climbing orienteering, archery and overnight experiences.
The Canadian Active Living Challenge is a physical activity resource designed to build knowledge, influence attitudes, lead to behaviour change and instill the joy of living actively - every day! This program is aimed at teachers (physical education specialists as well as generalists) and community leaders wishing to encourage and enable all children and youth to become more physically active. The resource includes four programs - each aimed at a particular age group and focusing on a specific theme: - Involvement and Fun in Physical Activity - Expanding Physical Activity Opportunities -...
The games in these books available through Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) are for ages K to post-secondary ages. Some are available in French as well. Check also for free downloadable resources on the CIRA website.
This complete and easy-to-use resource contains over 170 fun-packed games, sports and activities for the playground and school recess. Classroom teachers, physical educators, playground supervisors, and recreational leaders will find this select collection of games to be an indispensable guide for creating a quality play experience for children of all ages. Contains traditional favorites, along with exciting new activities that focus on cooperation, fitness, and lifetime sports. A chapter on rainy-day classroom games is also included. Available for purchase at various booksellers.
This activity, for all age groups is intended to give the participants an opportunity to observe and think what they are saying.
"Over one-third of Canadian children aged 2 to 11 were overweight in 1998/99, and of these, about half could be considered obese." Various other statistics - demographic and income breakdowns, etc.
Rules and ideas for fun winter games and activities - some traditional, and some you'd never imagine in winter! Includes a calendar for activities, tips for winter safety, snow games, a winter book list, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Sofa.
Various statistics on barriers, school level (elementary vs secondary), etc
In contrast to adults, who now have more free time than in the past, children have less free time than previously because of increased time away from home, primarily in school, day care, and after-school programs (5,8,9). Participation in organized activities (including sports) also increased. Time spent in many sedentary activities — television viewing, conversations, or other passive leisure — declined just when obesity became a major concern. Unstructured playtime also declined except for in older children, but it is not clear whether this playtime was sedentary or active. The role of new...
Discusses ways to address two challenges for DPA: fitting it into the timetable, and ensuring that all teachers have the appropriate knowledge and skills. The second part, Developmentally Appropriate Daily Physical Activities, suggests four ways to change activities so that children experience success and enjoyment when participating in physical activity.
The Call to Action challenges the provincial government, boards of education, school communities and public health to acknowledge and act on their roles in establishing an environment that is supportive of healthy eating in Ontario schools. A healthy school nutrition environment provides students with the skills, social support, and environmental reinforcements needed to foster healthy eating behaviors among students. The OSNPPH School Nutrition Workgroup have made nine recommendations to address the importance of healthy eating in the school context and presents the link between nutritional...
This article discusses the issue of self-esteem and young women in Canada today. It provides evidence to suggest that sport and physical activity can positively influence self-esteem in adolescent women. It offers a checklist for ways in which leaders, coaches and teachers can reinforce positive self-esteem.
A fact-sheet filled with practical suggestions.
On the Move is an innovative programming concept to help service providers increase girls’ and young women’s participation in sport and physical activity. The On the Move Handbook discusses the issues and barriers that girls and young women face in their participation and provides information about program design and implementation, leadership, promotion, and building community support.  Resources include: The On the Move Handbook, On the Move Top 10 Success Factors for After School programs, Policy and Recommendations for Active After School Programs for Girls and Young...
Recommendations form the Foundation to encourage Canadians to make heart-healthy choices and governments and the private sector to develop policies and programs that support healthy communities and reduce inequalities that negatively affect health and well-being.
Designed by the Nishnawbe Aski Nation as a quick reference to games and activities for participants of different ages, from preschool to youth 15 and older. It suggests ages, times, equipment and directions for each activity.
A sample log book for members of a walking club.

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