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2012 PARC Physical Activity Symposium

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London, Ontario
May 14-15, 2012

The annual Physical Activity Resource Centre Physical Activity Symposium covers a range of physical activity issues, presents the latest research from expert professionals, and encourages practical application.

The 2012 PARC Symposium will be held on May 14 - 15, at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Registration opens on February 1st.

Visit http://parc.ophea.net/symposium for more information.

Physical Activity Specialist, KFL&A Public Health

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Kingston, Ontario
Deadline: January 7, 2011

POSITION: Physical Activity Specialist – Full Time
ORGANIZATION: KFL&A Public Health
LOCATION: Kingston, Ontario
DEADLINE: January 7, 2011

PROGRAM: Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Division – Adult Health Team

POSITION SUMMARY:

Plans, coordinates, implements, and evaluates physical activity intervention programs based on current research and identified community needs in accordance with Ontario Public Health Standards and other program requirements.

Early Physical Literacy in Alberta: Alberta Centre for Active Living article

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Regular physical activity is a vital cornerstone in leading a healthy life, for children and adults. This article addresses the importance of helping all children to achieve physical literacy at a young age and provides an update on steps being taken in Alberta by Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) and other key stakeholders to better promote physical literacy to all Albertans.

Parks and Recreation Benefits Databank

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Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) in partnership with the Canadian Parks and Recreation Association is pleased to announce that the new Benefits DataBank (formerly the Benefits Catalogue) is now available online at:

http://benefits.acecommunities.ca/

This living resource summarizes more than 700 pieces of  evidence that recreation and parks services really do make a difference.  Validation is provided for 49 benefits or outcome statements organized around the eight marketing messages listed below.

Organizations Related to Feature 662

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Ophea

Ophea is a not-for-profit organization led by the vision that all kids value, participate in, and make a lifelong commitment to healthy active living. Ophea works in partnership with school boards, public health, government, non-government organizations, and private sector organizations to develop groundbreaking programs and services that support healthy active schools and communities. Their website is at http://www.ophea.net.

Ontario Ministry of Education

It’s Not Just Gym Anymore

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Contents

I Introduction
II Report card on physical activity
III Health and physical education
IV How the curriculum was developed
V What’s in the curriculum?
VI The challenge now

--submitted by Chris Markham, Executive Director and C.E.O., (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association) Ophea

I Introduction

Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

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Active Healthy Kids Canada has released its fifth Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. This year, the focus of the report is on the important role physical activity plays in facilitating learning and academic performance. Children and youth who are more physically active showed improved memory, concentration and attention span - leading to better results in school.

The report card also highlights inequities in physical activity - especially for low-income children and youth and those with disabilities.

Some findings to note are:

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