Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Time: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST

ParticipACTION is proud to have recently assumed the leadership for developing and disseminating the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Over the past ten years, the Report Card (formerly produced by Active Healthy Kids Canada), has been Canada’s most comprehensive yearly assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. To celebrate the release of the Report Card, ParticipACTION will be hosting the first of a series of webinars on Wednesday, June 24 from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. EST.


Joel Barnes
Research Manager and Lead Author
Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute

Joel has led the development of the Report Card for the past five Report Cards. Joel will provide an overview of how the Report Card is developed including the evidence used and grade assignment process. He will provide an overview of the eleven indicators and the process to identify the 2015 cover story: The Biggest Risk is Keeping Kids Indoors.

Christine Alden
Program Manager
The Lawson Foundation

The Lawson Foundation is a national family foundation with a mission to invest in and engage with ideas, people and organizations that contribute to healthy outcomes of Canadians throughout their life course. Its overall focus is on the well-being of children and youth and it invests in three inter-related strategic areas: early child development, healthy active living, and a new area of interest, children and the environment. Christine Alden is leading the Foundation’s 2015 Funding Opportunity for Active Outdoor Play and will provide an overview of the funding opportunity and application process. The call for letters of intent is open until Tuesday, July 14th at 1:00 pm (EDT).

Dr. Mariana Brussoni
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, School of Population and Public Health Child & Family Research Institute
BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit
The University of British Columbia

Mariana is a developmental psychologist and injury prevention researcher investigating parents’ perceptions of children’s risk engagement and safety, the influence of nature-based challenging play on child health and development, and promoting developmentally appropriate opportunities for children’s risky play. She will discuss the development of the Position Statement on Active Outdoor Play and answer questions related to the Position Statement and Report Card cover
story focusing on “risky play”.

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