Resources for an Active Alberta
Providing recreation, active living and sport programs and services to Albertans is a collaborative effort undertaken by numerous organizations.
Below is a small sample of the resources available to help Albertans become more active in their communities and achieve the Active Alberta outcomes. Keep checking back as more will be added throughout the implementation phase.
A national movement to strengthen the Canadian sport system. It delivers sport and physical activity programs for children based on their mental and physical stage of development.
The Alberta Centre for Active Living is a key advocate of physical activity and physical activity expertise, and a primary source of research and education on physical activity for practitioners, organizations and decision-makers. The Centre's mandate is to improve the health and quality of life for all people through physical activity.
Be Fit For Life Centres are located in nine location across the province providing active living programming and resources to individuals, families, school, workplaces and communities. At school, work, home or in your community they will work with you to develop a program or activity that fits your needs and resources.
Healthy U is packed full of information to help support and encourage Albertans to lead healthier lifestyles by providing them with access to information on healthy eating and active living.
Physical Literacy provides a solid foundation for children and youth to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes they need to engage in a wide variety of activities with confidence. Physical and Health Education Canada has developed a number of tools to help teachers, coaches & parents foster the development of physically literate children & youth.
ARPA builds healthy citizens, communities and environments throughout Alberta though a variety of programs such as HighFive, ACE communities, Community Choosewell Challenge and Communities in Bloom.
Looking to create a healthy active school community? Ever Active Schools provides support and services for Alberta Schools to help promote the benefits of physical activity, healthy eating and mental health throughout the school community.
There are nearly 500 sites covering 27,669 square kilometers in Alberta's parks and protected areas network. These preserve important ecological areas and provide places where people can enjoy and learn about Alberta's priceless natural heritage.
The Child and Nature Alliance is a network of organizations and individuals who are working to connect children to nature through education, advocacy, programming, policy, research, and the built environment.
Programs and online guidebooks to teach new Canadians about Albertaâ€™s provincial parks.
Everyone Belongs Outside. Connecting with nature is important for Albertans' quality of life. Push to Open and the Access Challenge supports the participation of all people in park experiences and programs, regardless of ability.
From peaks to plains, Alberta has one of the finest settings ever handed to a province. You'll find things to do in every corner - from rugged mountain parks to the Canadian Badlands, to boreal forests to rolling prairies, rivers lakes and streams. Explore the past, present and future in Alberta.
Creating a strong voluntary sector by connecting engaged individuals, leaders and networks to organizations in the community.
Active Coordinated System
Inspiring wellness, guiding stewardship, enabling participation, celebrating achievement and enhancing sport, recreation, parks and wildlife opportunities throughout Alberta.
The ASPWF currently provides financial and consultative support to 103 Provincial Sport and Recreation Associations to help support active living in Alberta.
Active Pursuit of Excellence
Alberta Games and Alberta 55 Plus Games are the province's premier multi- sport events. They provide many benefits to both the host community and to thousands of Albertans who participate at local, zone, and provincial levels.
ASDCs provide services to athletes and coaches at seven locations across Alberta allowing athletes to develop and train at a high level without leaving home.
A New Century for Amateur Sport - From Participation to Excellence is Alberta's sport plan that builds on the Canadian Sport Policy and addresses the needs of Alberta's sport development system.
Are you a sport coach? Are you interested in starting a career in coaching? The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) and other programs can help you get started.
Get educated, improve communication and increase performance using Sport Leader's online tools and resources developed exclusively for athletes, coaches and sport administrators by their team of leading sport professionals.