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Don’t Forget to Register: 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Only a Week Away
Posted in Events on 5 May 2014
Stats: 1,679 views and No Comments Active Healthy Kids Canada proudly presents the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children May 19-22, 2014 in beautiful Toronto, Canada. This four day conference will bring together those who are working to resolve the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. Anyone whose work touches physical activity for children should count this among the must-attend events for 2014. If you are looking to enhance the work that you do to get chil...
Systematic Review of Active Transportation Research in Africa and the Psychometric Properties of Measurement Tools for Children and Youth
Posted in Publications on 20 October 2014
Stats: 280 views and No Comments Dr. Richard Larouche, Dr. Vincent Onywera (former visiting scholar) and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “A systematic review of active transportation research in Africa and the psychometric properties of measurement tools for children and youth,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Larouche R, Oyeyem...
Does Working Make Us Fat?
Posted in Media Coverage on 9 November 2011
Stats: 1,109 views and No Comments Some of Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput’s recently published research was featured in the National Post on Monday. From the article: Does working make us fat? Sure, vigorously typing emails does not exactly qualify as exercise, but can knowledge-based work itself somehow increase our chances of gaining weight? There is new evidence to suggest that it could. According to a pair of studies conducted by Canadian researchers Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput...
HALO Challenges Canadians to Step Up and Live Right Now
Posted in Live Right Now on 3 January 2011
Stats: 1,214 views and No Comments TORONTO, January 3, 2011 – Today, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute, in partnership with CBC and other leading Canadian health organizations, officially launched LIVE RIGHT NOW, an unprecedented six-month initiative that will change the health of this country. LIVE RIGHT NOW is a national program supported across three media platforms – CBC Televisi...
Launch of the Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action
Posted in Publications on 8 May 2010
Stats: 1,071 views and No Comments The Toronto Charter for Physical Activity: A Global Call for Action was launched on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at the 3rd International Congress for Physical Activity and Health in Toronto Canada during the closing plenary session. The Toronto Charter is a call to all countries to help make physical activity a priority for all. The Charter provides a framework for action and partnerships across multiple sectors and with communities to build healthier...
Live Right Now Highlights
Posted in Live Right Now on 16 January 2011
Stats: 902 views and No Comments Below are some highlights since the launch of the campaign: 34,000 challenges taken in the first 12 days. 184,000 pounds pledged in the first 12 days. In the first nine days, the CBC Live Right Now site was visited by over 100,000 Canadians (107,608 unique visitors), who have viewed over half a million pages of Live Right Now content (538,972). Canadians can register at to join a dynamic and interactive community of people comm...