Physical activity

Physical activity

Women and active living

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum in 1996. Discusses physical actvity and barriers to participation for children and youth, women in midlife and older women.

The health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and poli

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Author: 
Colleen Reid
Lesley Dyck
Heather McKay
Wendy Frisby
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Reviews literature on programs and policies related to physical activity and health of women and girls.

ISBN/ISSN: 
BCCEWH WEIP.R45 2000
ISBN 189435611X
ISSN 14817268
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references. Also goes by the title,"Beyond shape and size: the health benefits of physical activity for girls and women: literature review and recommendations for future research and policy."

The vitality approach: a guide for leaders

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Health Canada
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides a program guide for leaders working in the health promotion field, especially in the areas of healthy eating, active living and fitness, and healthy weights.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAP.H43 2000
ISBN 0662286774

Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity

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Groups Served: 
All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Works in partnership with Sport Canada and with Canada's sport and active living communities to encourage girls and women of all ages to participate in sports and achieve gender equity in the sport community.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-562-5667
Email Address: 
caaws@caaws.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613-562-5668
Street Address: 
N202-801 King Edward Ave
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1N 6N5

Active Living Alliance for Canadians with a Disability

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Research
Policy development

Forms a partnership of 14 national associations whose common goal is to facilitate active living opportunities for Canadians with a disability. Offers referrals and local advocacy training through regional workshops.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613-244-0052
Email Address: 
info@ala.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613-244-4857
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800-771-0663
Street Address: 
104-720 Belfast Rd
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1G 0Z5

Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Research

Advises, educates and informs Canadians and professionals about the importance of leading healthy, active lifestyles.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
613- 233-5528
Email Address: 
info@cflri.ca
Website/URL: 
Fax Number: 
613- 233-5536
Street Address: 
201-185 Somerset St W
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K2P 0J2

ProMOTION Plus

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Advocacy

Promotes the participation and leadership of girls and women in physical activity and sport in British Columbia.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
604-737-3075
Email Address: 
office@promotionplus.org
Fax Number: 
604-738-7175
Tollfree Phone Number: 
877-557-7666 (BC only)
Street Address: 
305-1367 W Broadway
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 4A9

A cappella north 2

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Women's Directorate, Government of Yukon
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Whitehorse, YT

Reports on a survey conducted that explored the lives of young women living in Yukon. Examines such questions as alcohol and drug use, sexual assault, First Nations youth, education, active living and health, and equality.

Evening the odds: tobacco, physical activity and adolescent women

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Peggy Edwards
Publisher: 
Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Gloucester, ON

Examines the health benefits of a physically active lifestyle, particularly for girls and adolescent women.

ISBN/ISSN: 
TEEN.E39 1994

West End Seniors Centre

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Groups Served: 
Older women (50+)
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Consulting
Community education/development
Advocacy
Counselling
Support group/peer support
Day services
Counseling
Housing

Age & Opportunity Inc. is a not for profit social service agency that offers life-enhancing programs and services to older adults 55+ living in the province of Manitoba. Age & Opportunity's programs and services support and enhance the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual lives of older persons and actively promote participation in all aspects of community life.

Contact Info
Primary Telephone: 
204-772-9581
Email Address: 
we@ageopportunity.mb.ca
Fax Number: 
204-786-8661
Street Address: 
715 Telfer St N
City: 
Winnipeg
Province: 
Manitoba
Postal/ZIP Code: 
R3G 2Y6
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