Ms. Stacey Alpous
Research Coordinator


  • Research Coordinator


  • Bsc Human Kinetics
  • MHK Intervention and Consultation

Research Interests

  • Physical literacy in children
  • Physical activity promotion
  • Improvement of the quality of life with children with medical conditions through physical activity

Past Projects

  • Physical Literacy in Children with a Medical Condition: Shifting Our Focus from Survival to Optimal Health
  • Enhancing the Health of Children with Complex Heart Problems Experiencing Psychosocial Stress
  • Enhancing Physical Activity in Children with Headaches: Impact on Headache-related Disability, General Health Parameters and Quality of Life
  • LIFE and Health for Young Children with Congenital Heart Defects (Learning, Inclusion, Friends and Emotional and physical Health)
  • Program Assessment of the Y Kids Academy
  • Putting Physical Literacy within REACH (Recreation, Education, Allied-Health, Coaching, Healthcare)

Projects in Progress

  • Health Through Physical Literacy for Ontario Children: Recreation Providers, Health Units and Schools Working Together
  • The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)


Stacey completed her BSc in Human Kinetics in 2011 and MHK (Master of Human Kinetics) in 2012, both from the University of Ottawa. In 2013, Stacey joined the HALO team as a Research Assistant and has since worked on various projects related to the physical literacy of children 8-12 years of age. Now as a Research Coordinator, Stacey is responsible for the continuing development and the dissemination of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Over the past year she has had the opportunity to speak to over 800 recreational professionals, teachers, and coaches about the CAPL and has presented her work with the CAPL at a number of academic conferences.  Outside of her work at HALO Stacey enjoys bouldering, yoga, biking, running, and playing hockey.