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Register for Upcoming Webinars on the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

On June 28th and 29th, PARC and ParticipACTION are hosting webinars (11am to 12pm on both days) that will provide participants with an overview of the 2016 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. The ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. The Report Card synthesizes data from multiple sources, including the best available peer-reviewed research, to assign evidence-informed grades across 12 indicators. Over the years, the Report Card has been replicated in numerous cities, provinces and countries, where it has served as a...

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Don’t Forget to Register: 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Only a Week Away

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 children more active, attending the Global Summit will give you the knowledge, tools and fresh insight that will help you maximize resources and build better policies, programs, campaigns to get kids moving. The Global Summit has been designed to provide you with the best available evidence to guide work by attending one of the four tracks: home, school, community and policy. Througout the Summit delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with passionate physical activity experts and innovators and learn from both their successes and their missteps to engage ALL children and youth in physical activity. REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children to make sure that you are part of this game-changing...

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Graduate Student Internship Available with Dr. Pat Longmuir

Fearless Physical Activity – Getting and Keeping Ontarians with Congenital Heart Disease Active in Community Sport, Recreation and Physical Activity The Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance, Canada’s national support network for people living with congenital heart disease, has received funding from the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund to offer “Fearless Physical Activity” workshops to children, teens and adults throughout Ontario. Fearless workshops will be offered in each season of the year in 2017, at locations in Ottawa, Toronto, London, Sudbury and Thunder Bay. The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario...

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Upcoming Webinar: Sleep, Exercise and Obesity

This event is FREE but you MUST REGISTER. Please click HERE to register for this event. A link and password will be sent to the email you register with prior to the webinar. Are Canadian kids too tired to move? Dr. Allana Leblanc, Knowledge Manager for ParticipACTION, will provide an overview of the 2016 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth (which for the first time included a grade on sleep) and new Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines. You snooze, you lose? A good night’s sleep to control body weight Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Research Scientist at the Children’s...

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About HALO

The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!

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